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About me

I am a postgrad student studying on the Landscape Architecture Masters programme at Writtle College.

I studied my undergrad degree at Writtle College – Landscape Garden Design. This was a four-year course as I chose to go to Vancouver in my third year to study at the University of British Columbia. This was an amazing experience! When we arrived, there had been a misunderstanding and we were entered into the second year Masters programme where we worked to redesign a park and an urban streetscape – this was a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into Canadian design and work with Landscape professionals there. I enjoyed the experience and gained a lot from it.

After completing my degree I wanted to use my landscape skills to inspire children to create their own spaces – I looked for Education Officer positions and decided that in order to design for children I would need to have knowledge of the Primary Curriculum. I did a Graduate training course in a local Primary School. This was an on the job training as I learn from watching and then doing.

I then moved schools and completed my NQT year and became a Primary School Teacher. I enjoyed planning creative activities and enthusing the children. I ran a gardening club for 5 years where I involved the children in the planning of the site and planting.  Children really benefit from using and working in outdoor spaces and I would like to think about children’s spaces during my masters.

I have designed and built a garden for my family home and have run a yearly open garden scheme to raise money for my local church.

I am interested in designing gardens with and for children and also enclosure designs for wild animal parks and zoos. I love urban design and the interaction between street scene and buildings. I am also interested in community design projects.

I love sculpture in the natural environment and ephemeral art pieces.

3 responses

  1. I look forward to watching this blog grow!!

    Best wishes for your course – it sounds fascinating and so creative.

    F. x

    September 23, 2011 at 8:00 pm

  2. Mary

    Lovely work lizzie
    X Maz

    October 3, 2011 at 8:00 pm

  3. Ian

    Great blog Liz and some wonderful pictures x

    January 15, 2012 at 4:38 pm

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