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Winners-2024

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

Grand Award

Winner: Andy Sturgeon FSGD

Project: Battersea Power Station Roof Gardens

Contractor: Willerby Landscapes

What the Judges said: "A quite extraordinary piece of work.  The endeavour, scale of work and creativity are fantastic and the execution is beautiful." 

The Judges' Award

Sponsored by Harrod Horticultural

Winner: Stefano Marinaz MSGD

Project: New Beginnings: Church Barn

What the Judges said: "A beautiful, understated nod to modernity.   A simple, carefully considered design that is totally immersed in the landscape and incorporates complex and interesting planting.  A perfect example of how to be bold with big planting.  A gorgeous scheme."

The People's Choice

Sponsored by The English Garden

Winner: Adam Vetere  MSGD

Project: Treetop Garden

What the Judges said: "A lovely scheme demonstrating great skill in designing within a limited flat space at the top of a very steep site. A well-considered palette of materials, meticulously executed construction detailing and a superb level of finish.  A really good piece of design."

The Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by Alitex

Winner: James Hitchmough

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International Commercial or Community Landscapes & Gardens

Sponsored by Landscape Institute

Winner: Adam Hunt & Lulu Urquhart

Project: Masseria Pistola

What the Judges said: ''An absolutely stunning project demonstrating a lovely balance between a human scale and a landscape scale.  The quality of planting is exemplary, forms and shapes blend with the wider landscape and are perfectly suited to the climate.   An incredible transformation."

UK Commercial or Community Landscapes & Gardens

Sponsored by Boughton Loam

Winner: Matt Keightley MSGD

Project: RHS Wisley - The Wellbeing Garden

Contractor: Landform consultants

What the judges said: "A complex and interesting scheme with a strong design aesthetic, accomplished, well-considered planting and a lovely use of texture, colour, form and shape. A really beautiful design in a very difficult space."

UK/International Roof, Podium, or Raised Courtyard Gardens

Sponsored by Deepdale Trees

Winner: Andy Sturgeon FSGD

Project: Battersea Power Station Roof Gardens

Contractor: Willerby Landscapes

What the Judges said: "A quite extraordinary piece of work.  The endeavour, scale of work and creativity are fantastic and the execution is beautiful." 

Large Residential Landscapes & Gardens

Sponsored by Stoneworld Oxfordshire

Winner: Robert Myers MSGD

Project: Park House, Harston

Contractor: Fordham Landscapes Ltd

What the Judges said: "A strong and confident garden, reflecting the lines of the house and the surrounding landscape.  A lovely combination of colours,  texture and movement create a feeling of immersion.  A determined, astute design that is at peace with itself, and its location. A great piece of design."

Medium Residential Landscapes & Gardens

Sponsored by Country Supplies

Winner: Stefano Marinaz MSGD

Project: New Beginnings: Church Barn

Contractor: Shoots and Leaves

What the Judges said: "A beautiful, understated nod to modernity.   A simple, carefully considered design that is totally immersed in the landscape and incorporates complex and interesting planting.  A perfect example of how to be bold with big planting.  A gorgeous scheme."

Small Residential Landscapes & Gardens

Sponsored by Palmstead

Winner: Adam Vetere  MSGD

Project: Treetop Garden

Contractor: JJH Landscapes

What the Judges said: "A lovely scheme demonstrating great skill in designing within a limited flat space at the top of a very steep site. A well-considered palette of materials, meticulously executed construction detailing and a superb level of finish.  A really good piece of design."

Garden Jewel

Sponsored by Vande Moortel

Winner: George Cullis MSGD

Project: Chelsea Courtyard Garden

What the Judges said: "A lush oasis created with a varied yet restrained palette of generous green and evergreen planting providing a truly immersive garden experience."

Big ideas, Small Budget

Sponsored by CED Stone Group

Winner: Harry Holding

Project: Earls Court Oasis

What the Judges said: "An enchanting woodland planting design using a tapestry of textures, shades of green and architectural forms to achieve a wonderful transformation."

Designer & Landscape Contractor joint submission

Sponsored by Glendale Civic Trees

Winner: Matt Nichol MSGD & Creative Gardens and Driveways

Project: Living the Good Life

What the Judges said: "A lovely garden with stunning planting.  A faultless build, beautifully executed and demonstrating an excellent choice of materials."

Design for the Environment

Sponsored by Location Landscapes

Winner: Stefano Marinaz MSGD

Project: New Beginnings: Church Barn

Fresh Designer Landscapes & Gardens

Sponsored by Schellevis

Winner: Emily Crowley-Wroe

Project: Modern Cottage Garden

Contractor: Darren Watt Landscaping

What the Judges said: "A cleverly laid out space that has led to a dramatic transformation and the creation of a very welcoming garden.  A bold, seductive design."

Planting Design

Sponsored by Barcham Trees

Winner: Nic Howard MSGD

Project: Windmill Bank

Contractor: We Love Plants

What the Judges said: "An excellent example of a traditional approach to planting.  Considered, cohesive and well-proportioned, the design demonstrates a bold mix of plants suited to the site, good textural consideration and an excellent use of trees.  A really strong planting design."

Hardscape Design

Sponsored by Bourne Amenity

Winner: Andy Sturgeon FSGD

Project: Hobhouse Court

Contractor: Landform consultants

What the Judges said: "An extremely sophisticated piece of design demonstrating the value of green in a small space.  Incredibly confident but beautifully restrained, the hard landscaping is meticulous, understated and really effective."

Paper Landscape Design

Sponsored by MFL Insurance Group

Winner: Holly Birtles

Project: Rae Bridge

What the Judges said: "An exemplary piece of design demonstrating an interesting and intelligent approach, strong themes and great environmental credentials.  A model for the kind of approach we need to see going forward in the industry." 

Sustainable Product of the Year

Sponsored by Wildflower Turf

Winner: Plantgrow for PlantGrow Mulch

What the Judges said: "A brilliant example of how quality products can be created through a closed loop circular economy, considering both the inputs and outputs in a way we should all be doing."

Student Design – Commercial

Winner: Julia Hill

Project: Water and Steam

College: KLC School of Design

What the Judges said: "A lovely scheme celebrating the heritage of the site and demonstrating clever utilisation of existing features.  Designed around an awkward site, the way in which the designer has made the theme work in terms of practical layout is exemplary.  A small space with lots to see and full of fun and good humour."

Student Design – Domestic

Sponsored by Pots and Pithoi

Winner: Jake Sutcliffe

Project: Casa da Volta

College: London College of Garden Design

What the Judges said: "A strong appreciation and sensitive study of the natural gifts the surrounding landscape and flora offers which are used to weave a narrative of life giving water throughout the garden. Strong connective lines echoing the local agriculture provide practical family spaces around the home transitioning to a sympathetic enhancement and rehabilitation of local features.  The soft pencil graphics and sketches at concept and masterplan stage whispered the intent and helped to draw the attention in to the brilliantly detailed thinking."

Student Design – Urban Sustainability

Sponsored by Vectorworks

Winner: Chloe Hamblen

Project: Edible Community Garden

College: London College of Garden Design

What the Judges said: "A hugely deserving and very worthy winner. A cohesive and considered masterplan demonstrating a great deal of thought and design work that places sustainability at the very core of the response.  A landscape we would love to see implemented and to visit."  

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