Second year BSc (Hons) Landscape Architecture and Garden Design students from Writtle University College visited the local Beaulieu Development in Chelmsford with Senior Lecturer in Design Steve Terry on Tuesday 29 January to assist with their showcase at the Design Degree show in May this year.
During the visit, students benefited from working with Writtle Design alumna Lauren Hull from The Land Trust and Countryside Developers. Lauren spoke to students about the design of the Beaulieu Landscape, the implementation process and aftercare of the plants.
The extensive new developments at Beaulieu are showcasing how gardens and community green spaces can enhance the overall experience for residents and visitors alike, and with this knowledge students are developing anything from hypothetical masterplan designs, to new proposals.
Students will also be applying the latest landscape and garden design theories and ideas to their design, such as safer, greener streets, including footpaths and cycle ways to improve health and well-being, and creating planting schemes that increase the potential for wildlife habitat in an aim to increase bio-diversity. Students will consider the latest sustainable techniques to solve problems such as heavy rainfall, by creating innovative drainage solutions.
Students will be showcasing this and other design work at the Design Degree Show 2019, which will launch on Wednesday 15 May.