THE COLOUR GARDEN

LANDSCAPE CONCEPT
ARMLEY MILLS
INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM

(2012)
LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM.

The proposals for The Colour Garden at Armley Mills look to explore the effect that industrialisation had on the landscape and people of Yorkshire. The garden will be both an educational resource and a space to relax along the bank of the Leeds-Liverpool canal. The form of the garden takes its inspiration from the segregation and division of labour of the industrial revolution. space is clearly divided into specific areas with distinct functions, the planting is regimented, both to allow easy identification and to reflect the factory floors of the era. The planting will also provide an insight into the traditional dying methods used at the mill.