Explore the Garden

  • View by Year

Meet the Student Design Competition Winners

Monday, April 11, 2016
by Kaitlin McIntosh | Public Relations Intern

Two talented teams of UW students have won the inaugural Allen Centennial Garden design competition. They submitted drafts of their designs for the North and South annual gardens in the Allen Centennial Garden, and now their beautiful creations are coming to life!


Each team has four members and composed different designs that are unique and beautiful. The all girl team, which goes by the name “Barefooted Women,” is designing an exhibit for the North Garden. Erin Foley is a senior majoring in Landscape Studies; Carly Epping is a senior majoring in Horticulture with a certificate in art; Thi Le is a junior majoring in Horticulture with a certificate in Environmental Studies; and Paige Lyons is a senior majoring in Environmental Science. Each one of them brings a special skill to the table whether it is the love for art, drawing, integrated medicine or mental health; their skills and passions combined create an outstanding garden design.


The “Hidden Sanctuary” team is creating a design for the South Garden. Andrew Kluck, a sophomore, is studying Forestry; Eric Marshall, a junior and Ryan Bergen a sophomore, are studying Landscape Architecture; and Colton Schellinger, also a sophomore, is majoring in Communication Arts. The boys’ diverse backgrounds and skills all come together to form a fluid and scenic design that all can appreciate.


The inspiring theme for the competition was the Allen Centennial Garden’s annual garden theme, “Green Medicine,” and each team took different approaches in implementing what they thought represented green medicine. The team integrated aspects of mental healing and serenity into their design. The Barefooted Women’s design is centered on providing a space where people can relax, restore and rejuvenate in the midst of their busy lives as a way to manage stress.  Their design is called “A Moment in Thyme.”


Both teams are excited to hit the ground running and begin building their garden exhibits that will be showcased at MMOCA Gallery Night on May 6, 2016.


Congratulations to both design teams. We can’t wait to see the finished products!


The Allen Centennial Garden and its programs are funded entirely through private support - it receives no state or tuition dollars. To help support the Garden and continue to make our projects and programs possible, please consider a donation.

Tags: UW Students, Garden Display and Design, Exhibits

© 2015, All Rights Reserved.
Allen Centennial Garden
620 Babcock Drive
Madison WI 53706

Contact Info
Phone: 608-576-2501
E-mail: info@allencentennialgarden.org

Connect with us

Connect with us on Facebook Instagram Email signup icon Join ACG