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Landscape Architecture student wins gold at Chelsea Flower Show

Bevis Hughes, MA Landscape Architecture student wins gold medal at his first Royal Horticultural Society, Chelsea Flower Show.

BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture Graduate, Bevis Hughes was invited to exhibit at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show with his colleagues at The Eden Project to showcase the benefits of going peat-free; for your own garden and for the protection and restoration of UK peatlands.

“We had a special licence from Natural England to ‘borrow’ a real piece of peat bog from Bolton Fell in Cumbria which we took to London to showcase and highlight the critical importance of UK peatlands to our climate. It was very well received by the public and the judges and we were awarded a gold medal!”

“I’m currently in my final year of my Master’s in Landscape Architecture and working as a Graduate Landscape Architect at the Eden Project in Cornwall with Eden Project International Limited (EPIL).

I’m working on developing new projects in the UK and around the world. The ambitions of each project carry the same motivation of the original Cornwall scheme, which aims to connect people with nature and each other as a means of championing ways to regenerate our local and global ecologies.

With a professional background in landscape gardening, photographic production, and a personal interest in land use and the public realm, Landscape Architecture was a perfect subject for me to return to university.

The range of complementary specialism that the teaching staff provided was key to the support of my interests and learning.”