20 Nov 2008

Wey & Arun Canal

The Wey & Arun Canal runs through Surrey and West Sussex in Southern England. In October 2008, the Landscape students from all years spent 4 nights aboard a canal barge! We picked up the barges in Guildford and sailed down river near to Godalming.

The Boats

Sleeping arrangements

Plans of Munstead Wood as designed by Edwin Lutyens for Gertrude Jekyll.

The gardens of the house were designed by Gertrude Jekyll herself, forming a intricate relationships between the building and the landscape.

Historic map of Godalming

Water depth gauge

"Sock Wrestling"

19 Nov 2008

Some London Landscape Architecture

Our first trip was into Central London; The route began at Tower Hill Underground Station (Trinity Place) and finished at the Thames Barrier Gardens. (The map below shows the entire route)

We walked along the North side of the Thames between Tower Hill and Wapping.

(Tower Bridge - 1894)

(Small harbour on North Bank near Tower Bridge)

(Children's playground in urban setting; very contemporary design and use of materials)

Thames Barrier Park