Public park competition celebrates the work of Joseph Paxton

Paxton inspires design competition
Paxton inspires design competition

Joseph Paxton designed several of the world’s first public parks, in addition to the celebrated gardens of Chatsworth and London’s Crystal Palace. As such, he remains one of the most influential figures for the landscape profession.

In celebration of his life and legacy, the Landscape Institute North West is inviting design teams to conceive and envisage a public park for the 21st century.

To register interest in the competition please email your team name and contact details to

The deadline for registering is 24 July, and entries must by submitted by 4 September. Teams will be asked to produce one A1 board, and the winning entry will received £1,000.

The competition is being organised by the Landscape Institute North West in conjunction with the MMU Landscape Architecture department, and is supported by the Landscape Institute. Additional information is available here.


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