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THE SGD AWARDS 2025 CATEGORIES

Click Here to view Main Categories entry information PDF

Click Here to view Student Categories entry information PDF

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Click here to see which categories YOU are eligible to enter by your Membership Category

 

Main Awards

NEW - Open Choice

If you can’t decide what category to enter, simply use the 'Open Choice' from the entry form page and leave it to us to allocate the category.

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, and Pre-registered


 

International Residential Landscapes & Gardens

Projects of any size outside the UK

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice,        and Pre-registered*


 

International, Public Realm Landscapes & Gardens

A communally used public, semi-public, or commercial project of any size outside the UK.  Examples may include but not limited to hotels, offices, parks, communal gardens..

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice,        and Pre-registered*


 

Public Realm Landscapes & Gardens

A UK communally used public, semi-public, or commercial project of any size with an emphasis on sustainability.  Examples may include but not limited to hotels, offices, parks, communal gardens, including for public/private housing.

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, Pre-registered*


 

UK/International Roof, Podium & Raised GardensDeepdale Trees

Residential or Commercial gardens ‘in the air’ of any size with specific emphasis on contribution to the environment and sustainability. 

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice.


 

Large Residential Landscapes & Gardens Stoneworld Oxfordshire

A UK project of over 2000m2

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice,        Pre-registered*


 

Medium Residential Landscapes & Gardens Country Supplies

A UK project of 500-2000m2

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice,        Pre-registered*


 

Small Residential Landscapes & GardensPalmstead 

A UK project of 150-500m2 

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice,        Pre-registered*


 

Garden JewelVande Moortel

A UK residential project of less than 150m2 including courtyards, roof gardens, front gardens or may include a ‘jewel’ within a bigger garden. 

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice,        Pre-registered*


 

Healing or Learning Landscapes & GardensMFL Insurance Group

A UK project of any size.  Examples may include schools, hospitals, care homes, hospices.           Nb. Community gardens must be not for profit, may or may not have included the community in the project and may not necessarily be permanent.

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, Pre-registered*


 

Designer & Landscaper Joint SubmissionGlendale Civic Trees

A UK residential, commercial or community project of any size, which demonstrates  excellence in design and implementation.

Open to An Affiliated Business Partner Landscaper AND one of the following: FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, Pre-registered*  


 

Big ideas, Small BudgetCED Stone Group

A UK residential project where the total budget does not exceed £40,000, i.e. the value of the landscape contract (note this is excluding design fee and vat)

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, Pre-registered


 

Design for the EnvironmentLocation Landscapes

A UK residential, commercial, or public project of any size focused on environmental contribution, sustainability, and biodiversity enhancement. (May also be submitted to other categories.)

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, Pre-registered


 

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New Designer Landscapes & Gardens

A UK project of any size showing a flair for design, interpretation of client brief, dynamic design solutions, detailed design elements, that ‘something special’

Open to Pre-registered Members who have been practising for less than 5 years


 

Planting Design

A UK project showing excellence and ingenuity in a residential or public planting scheme.  Consideration may include but are not limited to: suitability, resilience, to the site, conditions & stated brief, plant growth & functionality, creative use of plants, aesthetics, environmental solutions. Planting design only schemes can be submitted.

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, Pre-registered


 

Built Landscape Design

A UK project showing innovative and meticulous design and implementation of a domestic, commercial, or public hard landscaping scheme. Consideration may include but are not limited to: environmental impact, sustainability, innovation in design, construction detail.

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, Pre-registered.


 

Virtual Landscape Design 

A UK or international residential, commercial, or public project of any size NOT constructed e.g. a design yet to find a home, waiting to be implemented, a show garden idea, innovation/experimentation in design, ‘the one that got away’.  An explanation of why the garden has not been constructed should be included in the submission. 

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, Pre-registered


 

Student Awards

Student Design - Public Realm Creepers Nursery

For a constructed or not constructed design completed by a SGD Student Member while a student  

Open to Student Members, & qualifying Pre-Registered Members & qualifying Friends of SGD


 

Student Design - DomesticPots & Pithoi

For a constructed or not constructed design completed by a SGD Student Member while a student.

Open to Student Members, & qualifying Pre-Registered Members & qualifying Friends of SGD


 

Student Design - SustainabilityVectorworks   

For a constructed or not constructed domestic or public realm design with special focus on sustainability completed by a SGD Student Member while a student.

Open to Student Members, & qualifying Pre-Registered Members & qualifying Friends of SGD


 

Non-Application Awards

The Lifetime Achievement AwardAlitex

Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the Profession and gifted by the SGD Council.


 

The People's Choice AwardThe English Garden

Shortlisted finalists in Award Categories 1-10.

This competition is run by the SGD Awards Media Partners, The English Garden and chosen by public vote. 


 

The Judges' AwardHarrod Horticultural

Shortlisted finalists in Award Categories 1-15. Awarded by the Judges looking for something ‘extra’


 

The Grand Award

In Partnership with The Royal Horticultural Society

Winners in Award Categories 1-10, Chosen by the Judges as the Winner of Winners


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Meet the Sponsors of the 2025 SGD Awards

Media PartnerThe English Garden

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