The Hadspen Parabola Garden Competition

The path layout proposed by Foreign Office Architects was attached to the walled garden as an empty theatre-stage. This competition invites gardener to perform, through an idea for planting, “the drama of poetry, surprise and mystery.”

Category Project Competition
Type International Landscape Design Project Competition
Genre Landscape
Country UK
RegDeadline 31 July 2007 GoogleCal iCal
31 July 2007
Eligibility All

Candidates are required to study the following before entering their submission:
- A New Walled Garden at Hadspen
- A survey of the Hadspen Parabola Site
- FOA Revised Walled Garden Plan

Hadspen Parabola

Not yet determined

Competition Type
First stage is anonymous

The candidates on the final shortlist will be offered a fee to develop a detailed proposal
The winning candidate will be offered an employment contract, a house close to the garden, and all logistical support.

Entry Fee

First Stage:
A3 format. The sheet should display any assemblage of words and images that evoke the competitor’s concept for the Parabola Garden. It should include an explanatory statement of a maximum of 300 words in English. The submission sheet should include no more than 350 words (including the explanatory statement) in total.
Second Stage:
An initial shortlist of candidates will then be asked for further information, including portfolios, CVs, and a brief statement about what they feel they could contribute to the project, and how.

All entrants will be contacted by the end of September with the result of their submission.
A final shortlist will be developed by late Autumn.

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