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.’
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