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Winners 2022

See the full list of winners and the Judges’ comments below. Please click on the images to enlarge and scroll through.  

The Grand Award

Sponsored by In Partnership with The Royal Horticultural Society

Winner: Tommaso Del Buono MSGD

Project: Davines Village, Parma, Italy

What the Judges said: 'A serious piece of high quality landscape design that cleverly combines commercial landscaping with garden design to create a generosity of space while maintaining a sense of intimacy.  Beautifully planted with exquisite detailing demonstrating the clever use of simple geometric design.  A gorgeous scheme in every respect. An ambitious and stylish project demonstrating exceptional design and implementation.'

People's Choice

Sponsored by Gardening etc and Homes & Gardens a

Winner: Ann Marie Powell Gardens, Principal Designer Ann Marie Powell FSGD 

Project: RHS Wisley, World Food Garden

The People’s Choice Award is the only category in The SGD Awards that has been chosen in a public vote. The 15 shortlisted finalists from the following categories; “International Residential Landscapes & Gardens”, “International, Commercial or Community Landscapes & Gardens”, "UK Commercial or Community Landscapes & Gardens", “Large”, “Medium” and “Small Residential” and “Garden Jewel” were entered into this award and the winner was chosen by votes cast by SGD Members and the general public.

The Judges' Award

Sponsored by Harrod Horticultural

Winner: Matthew Childs 

Project: Heathside Pool Garden

What the Judges said: 'An extraordinary garden, full of surprises and beautiful moments, required risk and imagination by both the designer and the client. Existing isolated elements have been retained and given new life with new architectural structures added to create beautiful juxtapositions of geometry and natural organic forms. The planting takes us into another world and is a seasonal tour de force.'

The Lifetime Achivement Award

Sponsored by Alitex

Winner: Sarah Eberle FSGD

To view more and a short film please use this link https://www.sgd.org.uk/events/awards/lifetime_achievement_2022.aspx

International Residential Landscapes & Gardens

Sponsored by Landform Consutants

Winner: Gavin McWilliam MSGD and Andrew Wilson FSGD

Project: Golfe Leste, Portugal

What the Judges said 'An imaginative design that offers a new aesthetic of naturalistic and native planting inspired by the surrounding landscape. Demonstrating a wonderful contrast between the simplicity of the design and the architecture of the house, the designers have created a place of sanctuary and retreat that looks and feels completely at home in its surroundings.' 

Large Residential Landscapes & Gardens

Sponsored by Stoneworld Oxfordshire

Winner: Matthew Wilson MSGD

Project: Acomb High House

What the Judges said 'A carefully considered design which blends beautifully into the surrounding hills while enhancing the architecture of the house and buildings. Existing materials, original features and established plants have been thoughtfully integrated alongside a planting palette that demonstrates gently blended colour combinations and textures.'

Medium Residential Landscapes & Gardens

Sponsored by Country Supplies

Winner: Matthew Childs

Project: Heathside Pool Garden

What the Judges said 'A truly impressive garden demonstrating a strong sense of cohesion, great use of focal points and beautiful planting.  Built on a challenging site, the designer has managed to incorporate difficult topography to great effect, creating a wonderful sense of privacy and seclusion while successfully blending the surrounding woodland into the space.'  

Small Residential Landscapes & Gardens

Sponsored by CORE Landscape Products

Winner: Tom Massey MSGD

Project: Twickenham Garden

What the Judges said: 'An outstanding piece of design that challenges the more typical approach to a suburban sloped garden with something that is bold, playful and very attractive.'

International Commercial or Community Landscapes & Gardens

Sponsored by Glendale Civic Trees

Winner: Tommaso Del Buono MSGD

Project: Davines Village, Parma, Italy

What the Judges said: 'A serious piece of high quality landscape design that cleverly combines commercial landscaping with garden design to create a generosity of space while maintaining a sense of intimacy.  Beautifully planted with exquisite detailing demonstrating the clever use of simple geometric design.  A gorgeous scheme in every respect.'

Planting Design

Sponsored by Barcham Trees plc

Winner: Stefano Marinaz MSGD

Project: A Sense of Discovery

What the Judges said: 'A magical and compelling space where lush and generous planting conjures a sense of immersion and enclosure.  Demonstrating a wonderful restraint and careful composition where clever layering, interesting textures and minimal colours are combined to great effect.  A welcoming space with superb planting.'  

 

Student Design - Commercial

Sponsored by British Sugar TOPSOIL

Winner: Freya Willetts

Project: Godstow Abbey

College: London College of Garden Design

What the Judges said: 'An inspiring and sensitive piece of work demonstrating a clear and definite intent, unifying landscape with architecture. Extremely well-thought out in terms of maintenance, seamless transitions and circulation between the multifunctional spaces with a lovely soft, naturalistic planting palette.  A classic good design'

UK Commercial or Community Landscapes & Gardens

Sponsored by Landscape Institute

Winner: Ann Marie Powell Gardens, Principal Designer Ann Marie Powell FSGD

Project: RHS Wisley, World Food Garden

What the Judges said: 'A wonderfully immersive public space displaying a lovely mix of edible, annual and perennial planting designed to inspire and educate visitors. A welcoming and diverse garden  providing an easily accessible source of inspiration and learning for all who visit.'

Garden Jewel

Sponsored by Vande Moortel

Winner: Stefano Marinaz MSGD

Project: A Sense of Discovery

What the Judges said: 'An exquisite garden filled with beautiful planting that creates a space you want to spend time in.  A beautiful composition with simple, effective detailing and a choice of materials that provide unity and harmony.  A great example of what a domestic residential garden should be like.'

Design for the Environment

Sponsored by Beth Chatto’s Plants & Gardens

Winner: Kristina Clode

Project: Wildlife Friendly Eco House Garden

What the Judges said: 'A simple design that stands out for its environmental credentials.  The sympathetic use of low impact materials, which enhance the setting and design concept, has been combined with sumptuous wildlife friendly planting associations to create a series of garden spaces for both the environment and the lifestyle of the homeowners.'

Student Design - Domestic

Sponsored by CED Stone Group

Winner: Kate Mackay Roberts

Project: Rocky Flow

College: London College of Garden Design

What the Judges said: 'A bold and dramatic scheme that shows a real strength of purpose, demonstrating a sensitive use of materials and an excellent choice of planting to encourage pollinators and biodiversity'

Fresh Designer Landscapes & Gardens

Sponsored by Boughton Loam

Winner: Harry Holding

Project: The Lodge

What the Judges said: 'An accomplished garden for a designer at the beginning of their professional journey who has turned a difficult space into a unique and richly diverse garden demonstrating an excellent sensitivity to the surrounding landscape and successfully enhancing the architecture of the building.'

Student Design Award - Urban Sustainability

Sponsored by Pots & Pithoi

Winner: Sally Williams

Project: Ingrid's Garden

College: Capel Manor College

What the Judges said: 'A lovely garden demonstrating a sensitivity to the environment in its design, plants, planting and materials. The simple things usually work best and here this is the essence of a subtly worked design.'

Paper Landscape Design

Sponsored by Denmans Garden

Winner: Tabi Jackson-Gee

Project: Woodland Ensemble

What the Judges said: 'A lovely scheme that is creative in its approach and presented using beautifully evocative graphics to communicate the story.  The lasting legacy story is beautifully expressed through the use of materials and evocations of time and natural processes'

Big Ideas, Small Budget

Winner: Mandy Buckland MSGD

Project: Triple Texture Courtyard

What the Judges said: 'An intelligent piece of design displaying imagination and clever use of levels to create a chic, sharp outdoor room which works really well from both inside and outside the house. Simple use of materials and a nice balance of hard landscaping and textural planting.'

Hardscape

Winner: Gavin McWilliam MSGD & Andrew Wilson FSGD

Project: Kensington Courtyard

What the Judges said: 'A thoughtful and beautifully detailed composition demonstrating exceptional quality of design and execution.  The small scale minimalist design required exquisite detailing which has been achieved throughout, creating a garden that works as a visual tableau from the house and is a pleasure to use.'

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