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The Awards are widely promoted across the year through the SGD’s award-winning monthly Garden Design Journal, In addition, the Awards will be promoted in the SGD e-newsletter, website, marketing materials, the national media & regular Social Media activity.

If you have any questions regarding sponsorship or need more information on award categories or details of how to apply for an award please contact the SGD Awards Office.

The SGD Awards 2020




Early Bird rate applies to entry fees paid for the Main Awards (1-14) before 17th April 2019.  To benefit from the Early Bird price you need to pay the fee/fees and complete the entry form before the early bird date. Different dates & fees apply for Student Categories .


If you are a journalist looking to contact the SGD PR Consultant or if you want to find out what the press have been saying about the SGD Awards please click here.



Entry Fees


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Designer - Martha Krempel - Horse Shoe Bend Garden - Photo Clive Nichols

Registered Practice Garden Club London/Tony Woods MSGD  - Merchant Square Floating Pocket

Designers Gavin McWilliam MSGD & Andrew Wilson FSGD - Hertfordshire Garden

Registered Practice The Garden Company Ltd/James Scott MSGD -  Laurel Cottage -                    photo Rebecca Bernstein

Lifetime Achievement Award - Piet Oudolf

How to enter

Make a note of all the key dates and deadlines for the SGD Awards including the discounted ‘early bird’ entry fees for the Main and Student Awards. click here.  


Lifetime Achievement


With categories ranging from Planting Design to  International Garden, for which judges are particularly keen to see gardens of all sizes and concepts built outside the UK.  There is something for everyone, regardless of whether you are starting out on your career or an experienced designer.


TAt the heart of the SGD Awards is  an independent panel of Judges drawn from across the industry.  The judges are respected experts including designers, academics, journalists and horticultural professionals.

SGD Awards' Archives

All SGD Awards' Winners  & Finalists Archive. Find out which designers took the top prizes and what the judges said about the winners.  

The Lifetime Achievement is granted to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the landscape and garden design profession. The Award, which is gifted by the Council of the Society of Garden Designers, was given to designer Piet Oudolf  at The SGD Awards 2019.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Key Dates

If you’re wondering why we have moved from the SGD Awards 2017 straight to the SGD Awards 2019, we’ve done so in order to bring the awards and the ceremony into alignment and give winners and finalists the opportunity to promote their awards in the appropriate year.

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Debbie Roberts MSGD & Julie Toll FSGD - SGD Awards Judges

Headline Sponsor 2019 - Marchalls plc

Registered Practice Bowles & Wyer/John Wyer FSGD - Addenbrookes Outpatients

Designer - Helen Elks-Smith MSGD - Winchester Garden - Photo Richard Bloom

Designer - Emily Erlam SGD - Tithe Barn - Photo Andrew Montgomery

Martha Krempel - Horse Shoe Bend Garden - Photo Cl

Please read the Awards 2020 Entry Information Document before you enter the SGD Awards. This document includes important information on who can enter, rules of entry and details of what materials to submit for each category.  Read more>

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