University of Wisconsin Landscape Architecture students are
competing to design the floral gardens that will be planted
outside the Capitol this year.
Department of Administration said Tuesday that students are
designing gardens for the south, east and west corner circles of
The State Capitol
and Executive Residence Board will pick up to three winning
designs at its April 28 meeting. DOA says this is the first time
students have played a role in designing the circle gardens.
Each student can
submit up to three designs for the 24-foot circles. The north
circle garden is a memorial for fallen law enforcement officers.
Fifteen flowerbeds hold more than 25,000 plants on the Capitol's
13.5-acre grounds each year.