Landscape Architecture Students Awarded Honorable Mention in Berkshire Botanical Garden Competition

Fourth-year Landscape Architecture students Zichen Liu and Jingyi (Jessy) Qiu were awarded an Honorable Mention for their entry in the Berkshire Botanical Garden Landscape Design Competition.

The Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, Massachusetts announced the winners of its Center House Entry Garden Design Competition on December 1st. The competition was open to individuals and teams consisting of students enrolled in accredited landscape architecture schools and was judged by a five-member jury made up of independent designers, horticulturalists, and landscape architects: Page Dickey, Writer and Garden Designer (Falls Village, CT); Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener at Great Dixter Garden and CEO, The Great Dixter Charitable Trust (East Sussex, United Kingdom); Renny Reynolds, Landscape Architect and Co-Owner of Hortulus Farm (Bucks County, PA); Mark E. Strieter, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (New York, NY and Charlottesville, VA); and Matthew Urbanski, Principal, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc. (New York, NY).

The Berkshire Botanical Garden launched the competition in March of 2017 to seek an innovative proposal that would complement the design of the Garden’s newly restored and expanded Center House and its surrounding established garden areas. The approximately 4,000 square foot entry garden will become the new gateway for thousands of annual visitors touring the Garden, attending special events, and participating in the Garden’s varied horticultural and educational programs that take place year-round.