Part-time student Johanna Elvidge, studying for a Masters in Landscape Architecture, combined her technical talents from professional practice as a CAD manager at Marshalls Hardscape with her design skills from studying at Leeds Beckett to create two show gardens over the spring and summer time. One design for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and another for the Marshalls trade garden for BBC Gardeners’ World Live.
The brief at BBC Gardeners’ World Live was to showcase Marshalls as a Great British brand and to illustrate the wide variety of products. She worked with the Marshall build team to realise the construction of her designs whilst she also planted out her own planting designs in the gardens.
Johanna has found this process of realising her design very satisfying, standing in a space which only previously existed in her imagination. She is enjoying the Masters in Landscape Architecture, the range of skills she is learning and then applying what she has learnt in her professional practice.
Johanna has said "The things I’m learning are really beneficial in my role at Marshalls, and it’s just generally a really interesting and varied course".
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