The winners of this year's Society of Garden Designers Awards have been announced, with wins for Adolfo Harrison, John Davies and Penelope Hobhouse.


Davies won The Grand Award, for his contemporary roof garden in London, which was also named best Public or Commercial Outdoor Space. The judges said the garden had an 'interesting and unusual mix of plants and textures that offer structure and all-round interest and a wonderful link to various landscapes within the building.'

Helen Elks-Smith's garden design in Hampshire
© Jason Ingram

The Judges Award was given to Adolfo Harrison for the Bamboo and Mirror garden, which also won the Garden Jewel Award. It is the second year running that Harrison has won both awards.

Andy Sturgeon was awarded the International Award for a garden in Bermuda that has been built around a house carved out of coral rock.

Debbie Roberts took home The People's Choice Award - voted for by the public - for a residential garden in West Sussex. It was also named Medium Residential Garden. Sue Townsend won the year's first Beth Chatto Award, for a coastal garden in Suffolk.

Penelope Hobhouse also won the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The full list of the Society of Garden Designers winners are below

International Garden: Andy Sturgeon for Snowberry Hill, Bermuda

Student Design - Commercial: Luke Arend for Getting Out

Student Design - Domestic: Tabitha Ridgen for Contemporary Woodland Edge Garden

Student Design- Domestic: Joana Rzepa for Chilterns Family Garden

Small Residential: Butter Wakefield for Ribbon Wheel Garden

Large Residential: Helen Elks-Smith for Lymington Garden

Beth Chatto Garden: Sue Townsend for Samphire

Medium Residential: Acres Wild, Principal Designer Debbie Roberts for Blue Doors

Public or Commercial Outdoor Space: John Davies for Stylus 116 Old Street

Garden Jewel: Adolfo Harrison for East Dulwich

Lifetime Achievement Award: Penelope Hobhouse

Healing, Leaning or Community Garden: Bowles & Wyer; Principal Designer John Wyer for Addenbrookes Hospital NHS 70 Garden

Paper Landscapes: Andrew Wilson, Gavin McWilliam and John Davies for Changping Penglai Hot Spring

Big Ideas, Small Budget: Sue Townsend, Sea Dune

Fresh Designer: Caitlin McLaughlin for Courtyard House

Hardscape: Butter Wakefield for Ribbon Wheel Garden

Planting Design: Stuart Craine for Thornhill Road

People's Choice Award: Acres Wild, Principal Designer Debbie Roberts

The Judges Award: Adolfo Harrison, East Dulwich


The Grand Award - Winner of Winners: John Davies, Stylus 116 Old Street


Daisy Bowie-Sell is digital editor of Gardens Illustrated. She has previously worked as a journalist for publications including the Daily Telegraph, WhatsOnStage and Time Out London