Garden designer and former Chair of the SGD Sarah Morgan has been awarded a Fellowship of the Society. This is in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the profession.
Sarah has been a Registered Member of the Society for 25 years. She ended her three-year term as Chair in September 2020.
Before that, she served on the council representing education and colleges.
On being awarded the Fellowship Sarah said:
“I am both surprised and delighted to be honoured in this way. It is a lovely accolade after 40 years of being in the industry.”
During her time on Council Sarah led many key initiatives. These include launching SGD Educator Status and introducing CPD requirements.
Since stepping down, she has taken on the role of Chair of Adjudication. She’s working to ensure that the high standards of the SGD registration process are kept.
Sarah also makes the route to membership understandable and achievable. She also sits on the judging panel for the SGD Student Awards.
Chair of the SGD Lynne Marcus MSGD said:
“Sarah has been a driving force in promoting good practice, good design and good relations.
“Her energy as Chair saw the industry move forward with purpose and professionalism. I’m delighted to be able to recognise her contribution by making her a Fellow of the SGD.”
Speaking of her plans for the future, Sarah said:
“Now, more than ever, professional garden design is recognised, valued and in demand.
“I’m looking forward to sailing in this good wind, with the rest of the SGD membership. We’re adapting for a future where design will be more about how we work with nature rather than what we impose on it.”