The awards, held at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington, were the society’s second, and had four more categories than the inaugural awards in 2012. The SGD is already planning for the 2014 competition.
Judges’ Award winner Amanda Patton, who also took the Medium Residential Garden Award, says in the film: "Entering the SGD Awards is the one way that you can show to clients that you know what you’re doing, that you’re being judged by independent people who know what they are talking about and from a business point of view there isn’t a better decision you can make."
Grand Award, Large Residential Garden Award and People's Choice Award winner, Andrew Wilson says: "The sense of build up and then thinking there are so many other good designers here and then suddenly realising you’re out on top is fantastic."
SGD chair Juliet Sargeant urges garden designers to enter for this year’s awards: "Very often we work on our own and we don’t get the opportunity to compare our work with other people or focus our minds on our work," she says. "This is an opportunity where you can look back over your work, really assess what you’ve done, choose the best you have to produce and see how you do in the awards."