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Twitter Garden Takes Chelsea Gold

A unique collaboration bringing together computer scientists, psychologists, architects and garden designers was awarded a prestigious Gold Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013.

The University of Lincoln's Digital Capabilities garden invited the public to consider how social media intersects with the physical world by giving them the opportunity to shape the garden through Twitter.

Professor Shaun Lawsom from Lincoln's School of Computer Science developed the initial concept and brought it to life with a team of colleagues across the University in Computer Science, Psychology and Architecture, in collaboration with garden designers Harfleet & Harfleet.

The garden generated high levels of interest among show visitors and received global media attention.