The Society of Garden Designers Awards 2013
On January 24 the ceremony of the Second Annual Awards was organized by The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Awards 2013 in London. To date the SGD is the country’s largest association of designers. And their number is growing every year. The Society maintains a broad educational work in Great Britain and other countries. Its active members are well known in the professional environment due to numerous publications in the specialized press, appearances on television programs, conferences and seminars.
The Society of Garden Designers 2013 Winners
Sea Gem, Camber Sands project by Jo Thompson
42 projects in 14 categories (from a modern garden in Hong Kong to the industrial traditional English landscape garden) were selected to participate in the final voting. Two new categories were included in the contest this year: Public Space Design and Best Student Work.
The Grand Prix in the category “Private Garden” and People’s Choice Award
Project: Hertfordshire Garden
According to the jury, the project contains clever design that is consistent with the style of the house and creates a feeling of a large space and harmony. It is a modern design, based on the spirit of the historic landscape. Entire garden is beautifully done and gives a feeling of spaciousness. Native and exotic plant species were combined to create interesting and challenging combinations, which are presented in different variations – from the fantastic borders to the natural wetlands. Such architectural elements as screens, landscaped terraces and driveways are designed with great skill and are consistent with the scale of the house and the surrounding landscape. This garden is full of surprises.
Grand Prix in the category “Great Design on a Small Budget”
According to the opinion of the jury, it is gorgeous design project of a large and complex territory, which demonstrates the rational use of investment.
Grand Prix in the category “Future designers”
Project: Sea Gem, Camber Sands
The jury says that it is a lovely simple and confident design with a natural scenic qualities. It provides very comfortable space with its own “spirit of the place”.
Grand Prix in the category “Public Space Design”
Montpelier Community Nursery garden
Opinion of the jury is that the grounds look very natural and friendly for the urban environment. The designers used a solid construction, which is not too flimsy and bulky, but comfortable for children. There is a balance between sharp and smooth landscape forms.
Second Grand Prize in the category “Public Space Design”
According to the jury, the project provides an attractive, fun and dynamic space that is actively used by the local community throughout the year. Modern reconstruction of the public garden of the 1970s looks bright and effectively in an urban environment.