Garden designers award Urbis Lily Bowl top accolade

A "statement" water lily bowl and planter has won the Society of Garden Designers' Product of the Year award.

The Urbis Lily Bowl. Image: Urbis
The Urbis Lily Bowl. Image: Urbis

The winner, announced on 23 September at the Landscape Show in Battersea Park, London, was selected from a shortlist of eight products ranging from an obelisk to women's gardening trousers.

Society of Garden Designers Chair Philippa O’Brien MSGD who announced the winner said: "Congratulations to Urbis Design who have won over our members and visitors to Landscape this year with their Lily Bowl. As garden designers we are always looking for products that combine form and function beautifully. The Urbis pot does just this."
The bowl comes in a range of stone or metallic finishes and can be used either as a planter or water feature. It is the most popular of Urbis' bowls, with designers this year using the bowl in gardens at Hampton Court, Blenheim Palace and Tatton Park.

Urbis director Richard Mackness said: "We are absolutely thrilled to have won this prestigious award. The Lily bowl is the result of much hard work at our studio by the whole Urbis team. As designers [and] makers we also recognise that creating a successful product is a long process of consultation and refinement and we owe much to the support and inspired professionalism of the amazing UK garden design community."

Second place in the competition went to Schellevis Beton for their paving and landscape elements and third place was achieved by Harrod Horticultural for their lichen green obelisk.

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