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SGD Awards 2017 – shortlist announced

The Society of Garden Designers has announced the finalists in The SGD Awards 2017.

A shortlist of 33 has been announced across 13 award categories including a sensory woodland garden at a children’s hospice, a public garden designed as a contemporary playscape at an Historic Royal Palace and a roof garden on one of the largest roof terraces in London.

Chosen by an independent judging panel drawn from experts across the industry, the projects represent some of the very best in garden design from right across the UK and abroad.

The shortlisted projects in the three Residential Garden categories and in the International, Public & Communal Outdoor Space, Garden Jewel and Roof Garden categories will now be entered into the People’s Choice Award which opens for votes on 1st October via the SGD Awards website www.sgdawards.com. The same finalists will also be competing for the highly coveted Grand Award, which will be decided by the main judging panel.


Brede Place – Marian Boswall MSGD
Chestnut Tree House – Ann-Marie Powell Gardens, principal designer Ann-Marie Powell MSGD
Coach House – Jane Brockbank MSGD
Courtyard, West London – Karen Rogers
Domaine de Cambou – Fiona Stephenson MSGD
Estuary Garden – Ian Kitson FSGD
Great Martins – Matt Keightley MSGD
Hale Garden – Carolyn Willitts
Harbour Garden – Helen Elks-Smith MSGD
Islington Courtyard Garden – Charlotte Rowe MSGD
Kennet Gardens – Alexandra Froggatt
Pelorus – David Loy
Plimsoll Terrace – Emily Erlam
Private Gloucestershire Estate – Lulu Urquhart and Adam Hunt
Ridgmount – Acres Wild, principal designer Debbie Roberts MSGD
Shared Courtyard Garden, Manchester – Anne Windsor
Sinuous Path – Sue Townsend MSGD
Sopwell House Hotel – Ann-Marie Powell Gardens, principal designer Ann-Marie Powell MSGD
The Magic Garden – Robert Myers MSGD
Tyre Hill House – Matt Keightley MSGD
Villa Balbiano – Christian Sweet MSGD
Villa Palmera – James Basson MSGD
Vineyard Mews – Matt Keightley MSGD
Westmeon – The Garden Company, principal designer James Scott MSGD
Willifield – The Garden Company, principal designer James Scott MSGD
Woodlands – Sarah Jarman and Anna Murphy

Finalists in the SGD student categories will be announced later in October.

The winners of all 19 awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Grand Award, the Judges’ Award and the People’s Choice Award, will be revealed at The SGD Awards ceremony on Friday 2nd February 2018. The event, which returns to London’s Landmark Hotel for a third year, promises to be the highlight of the garden design calendar. Tickets for the Ceremony go on sale online on 20th October.

Visit the SGD Awards website to see images of all the shortlisted projects in the main award categories. www.sgdawards.com

Photo Credit: Marianne Majerus

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