UW students to design 3 of Capitol’s flowerbeds

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - University of Wisconsin Landscape Architecture students are competing to design the floral gardens that will be planted outside the Capitol this year.

The state Department of Administration said Tuesday that students are designing gardens for the south, east and west corner circles of Capitol Square.

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.

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