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INTERNATIONAL AWARD

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Winner: DEBBIE ROBERTS MSGD

 

Project: Le Haut, Guernsey

 

What the judges said: “An amazing garden with intense displays of colour and form.  Vistas are resolved and connected. A very natural design, specific to the site that establishes a calm, beautiful and textural atmosphere."

 

STUDENT AWARD

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JoInt Winner: JOANNA MIDWINTER

 

Project: The New Great Square

 

What the judges said: “Practical, beautiful, a real ring of truth about it.  Very sensitively executed in consideration of the existing site.  Very practical for the

public.  A mature approach to dealing with an iconic design whilst creating something for 21st century use."

DESIGNING FOR COMMUNITY SPACE

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Joint Winner: GUY'S & ST. THOMAS'

                         COURTYARD GARDEN

 

What the judges said: "A clever piece of design that achieves a complete transformation of the site. Great attention to proportions and scale supported

with great detailing.  A calming space that adds beauty to the building façade."

THE JUDGES' AWARD

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Winner: CLEVE WEST MSGD

 

Project: Horatio's Garden

 

What the judges said: “This is what healing gardens should be like; if only they all had a similar design. It has beautiful planting that works with the scale of the building and helps to reconnect people to nature."

FUTURE DESIGNER

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Winner: JOHN DAVIES PRE - REGISTERED MEMBER

 

Project: College Crescent

 

What the judges said: “Individually, these gardens would be worthy winners, but to have six of such high quality is unusual and hugely gratifying. There is a lot to be learned from this approach, and this is an excellent example of how gardens can add value to the properties.

THE JOHN BROOKES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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Winner: BETH CHATTO

 

 

Awarded by the Council of the Society of Garden Designers.

 

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PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

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Winner: CLEVE WEST MSGD

 

Project: Horatio's Garden

 

The People’s Choice Award is run in conjunction with the SGD  Awards media partner Homes & Gardens magazine.  Horatio’s Garden designed by Cleve West MSGD was voted favourite garden among 15 shortlisted gardens in a public vote by SGD members, Homes & Garden readers and the general public.

PAPER LANDSCAPES

SPONSORED BY THE MODERN GARDEN COMPANY

 

Winner: GAVIN MCWILLIAM PRE - REGISTERED MEMBER & ANDREW WILSON FSGD

 

Project: Snow Hill

 

What the judges said: “A beautifully conceived, conceptual design which will energise a temporary landscape. This type of project is increasingly important with the transient nature of urban spaces."

HARDSCAPE

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Winner: CHARLOTTE ROWE MSGD

 

Project: Wimbledon Garden

 

What the judges said: “Attention to detail is so important in this type of garden, where the concept and composition are about contemporary luxury. Hats off to the designer, contractor and client, who have all understood the critical role of hard landscape in this sort of project."

SMALL BUDGET GARDEN

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Winner: REBECCA SMITH PRE - REGISTERED MEMBER

 

Project: The Old Bakery

 

What the judges said: “A designer’s most common commission is to create a low-maintenance space with a low budget. This is an excellent example of how to work with both, and how to transform an under-used area into the garden the house deserves."

LARGE RESIDENTIAL GARDEN

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Winner: IAN SMITH MSGD 

 

Project: Millwater, Surrey

 

What the judges said: “A transformational project. Designed as a journey through spaces that felt composed and perfectly linked. Had the feel of a period garden. Confidence of scale.  A slickly executed integrated design with sharp edges softened with sophisticated planting."

MEDIUM RESIDENTIAL GARDEN

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Winner: CHARLOTTE ROWE MSGD

 

Project: Wimbledon Garden

 

What the judges said: “Good proportions, beautiful site lines and amazing finish.  A harmonious design that worked perfectly with the house. Crisp design detailing, slickly executed and enduring well. Felt like a sublime haven."

SMALL RESIDENTIAL GARDEN

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Winner: SUE TOWNSEND MSGD

 

Project: Contemporary Curved Courtyard

 

What the judges said: “Challenging  ‘L’ shaped space, design unifies three distinct functional spaces which merge effortlessly through level change and the use of lively textural planting. It has made use of all aspects of small scale garden living, from the connection and extension with the indoor living space to the detail and delight of close association with planting."

POCKET GARDEN

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Winner: ROSEMARY COLDSTREAM MSGD

 

Project: The River Garden

 

What the judges said: “A thoughtfully designed space offering an individual solution to an unusual location.  Interesting ideas, seamlessly executed.  Very pleasing lines."

PUBLIC OR COMMERCIAL SPACE

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Winner: CLEVE WEST MSGD

 

Project: Horatio's Garden

 

What the judges said: “A Garden full of life and hope. Good spatial flow and simple planting that worked with the scale of the building."

 

STUDENT AWARD

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JoInt Winner: JIYOUNG KIM

 

Project: Deep Simplicity

 

What the judges said: “Incredibly impressive design.  Ingenious use of existing

site.  A dynamic design that creatively integrates with the existing site.  

A phenomenally challenging concept.  A mature approach to dealing with the

sheer scale of the site.

DESIGNING FOR COMMUNITY SPACE

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Joint Winner: TUFNELL PARK SCHOOL

                          INFANTS' PLAYGROUND

 

What the judges said: "Very thoughtfully designed with the curriculum in mind.  

A great design that shows real community spirit.  Inspiring use of a challenging budget."

The 2014 Award Winners

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Ian Smith MSGD and Cleve West MSGD took the two most prestigious awards at the Society of Garden Designers third annual awards ceremony, receiving the Grand Award and Judges Awards respectively in front of an audience of over 350 guests.

 

The accolades were presented at a ceremony in London on 30th January where 19 awards were announced including recognition for community garden projects, international schemes, excellence in public and commercial outdoor space and a special lifetime achievement award.

See the full list of winners and find out what the judges said about each of the winning entries below.

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LIGHTING DESIGN

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Winner: CHARLOTTE ROWE MSGD

 

Project: Wimbledon Garden

 

What the judges said: “Good, subtle design.  A worthy winner." 

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PLANTING DESIGN

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Winner: SUE TOWNSEND MSGD

 

Project: Suffolk Manor Garden

 

What the judges said: “A ‘plants’ garden. Structure and spatial composition focused around planting. The designer displays complete control of spatial design through the use of texture, colour, and form of plants. The character of spaces range from classical simplicity at the entrance,  intense intimacy of a courtyard, terrace, orchard, through structured woodland, moat and meadow back to the wild formality of an arts and craft pergola. It is rich with variety."

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HISTORIC GARDEN RESTORATION

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Winner: DAN PEARSON MSGD

 

Project: Folly Farm

 

What the judges said: “A ‘plants’ garden. Structure and spatial composition focused around planting. The designer displays complete control of spatial design through the use of texture, colour, and form of plants. The character of spaces range from classical simplicity at the entrance,  intense intimacy of a courtyard, terrace, orchard, through structured woodland, moat and meadow back to the wild formality of an arts and craft pergola. It is rich with variety."

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THE GRAND AWARD

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Winner: IAN SMITH MSGD

 

Project: Millwater, Surrey

 

What the judges said: “This scheme achieves one of the most difficult goals in garden design; it really feels as if it has been in situ for several decades. This is a transformational project. Devised as a journey through spaces, it feels composed and perfectly linked. The garden has a period ambience, exhibiting confidence of scale. It is a well executed, integrated design with sharp edges softened by sophisticated planting."

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