Leeds Metropolitian students to show off then justify their garden design projects

Garden art and design students at Leeds Metropolitan University are showing off their work in an exhibition that opens on 17 January.

The Design and Community Exhibition is for final-year undergraduate and postgraduate landscape architecture and garden art and design students.

The exhibition at the university’s Broadcasting Place runs until 19 January with students taking questions on their community partnership work.

Fledgling designers will present their portfolios to clients they have worked for including Roundhay Park users and other organisations.

Students teamed up with Leeds City Council play officers, landscape architects and users of the park on ideas for a new skating facility.

Lecturer Debbie Samuel said:

"Students shared ideas with landscape professionals to help develop skills in the real world of work where client interests are balanced against the constraints of budgetary limitations."

Other projects included an urban design scheme in Castleford, talking to locals and creating a plan for open spaces around the town’s new millennium bridge.

Landscape architecture has been taught at Leeds since the 1970s.

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