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    SGD MEMBERS SWEEP THE BOARD

     

    SGD MEMBERS SWEEP THE BOARD AT THE RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2012

    Two of the most prestigious RHS Chelsea Awards – ‘Best in Show’ and the ‘People’s Choice Awards’ – have been granted to Registered Members of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) at this year’s Show.

    Cleve West MSGD took the highly sought-after ‘Best in Show’ Award for a spectacular topiary garden for Brewin Dolphin on Chelsea’s Main Avenue. It is the second year that Cleve has been granted the award and the third consecutive year that a SGD Registered Member has taken the honour, following SGD Fellow Andy Sturgeon’s achievement in 2010.

    The success comes on top of the ‘People’s Choice Awards’ – the only award at RHS Chelsea that is decided by public vote and not the RHS judging panel – which went to Tom Hoblyn MSGD in the Show Garden category and Tracy Foster MSGD in the Small Garden category.

    The accolades are in addition to the 15 medals awarded to SGD Members at the Show including gold medals for Joe Swift, Cleve West and Andy Sturgeon in the Show Garden category and for Tracy Foster in the Artisan Gardens category.

    Newly appointed Chair of the SGD Charles Rutherfoord said: “It has been an amazing year for SGD Members at RHS Chelsea. We are immensely proud of the achievements of all our Members exhibiting this year, but particularly thrilled that Society Members have been honoured with the two of the most prestigious of the RHS Awards.”

    The SGD Stand in the new Fresh category, designed by Amanda Patton MSGD, was awarded the Tradestand Certificate of Commendation

    Details of the medals received by SGD Registered Members include:

    Best in Show

    Cleve West MSGD – The Brewin Dolphin Garden (Show Garden)

    People’s Choice Award – Show Garden

    Tom Hoblyn MSGD – The Arthritis Research UK Garden

    People’s Choice Award – Small Garden

    Tracy Foster MSGD – The Brontes’ Yorkshire Garden

    Gold Medal

    Andy Sturgeon FSGD – The M&G Garden (Show Garden)

    Joe Swift MSGD – The Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust Garden (Show Garden)

    Cleve West MSGD – The Brewin Dolphin Garden (Show Garden)

    Tracy Foster MSGD – The Brontes’ Yorkshire Garden (Artisan Garden)

    Silver-Gilt Medal

    Tom Hoblyn MSGD – The Arthritis Research UK Garden (Show Garden)

    Silver Medal

    Patricia Fox MSGD – The Rooftop Workplace of Tomorrow Garden (Show Garden)

    Chris Gutteridge MSGD – The Rainbows Children’s Hospice Garden (Fresh Garden)

    Bronze Medal

    Nick Dexter MSGD – The Climate Calm Garden (Fresh Garden)

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