At the Society of Garden Designers 2013 Awards ceremony in London on Friday January 24th, Sally collected the coveted International Award. The romantic English garden has been created on a steep sandy hillside and has been seven years in the making with new areas still work in progress.
“It’s the cherry on the icing on the cake,” says Sally. “We were just overwhelmed. This award means our peers have recognised the work – and the high quality of the work – that we have put into the garden.”
The judges recognised the unique complexities of the scheme commenting: “A very difficult brief successfully implemented to create a sophisticated and accomplished piece of design that is the essence of an English garden. There was a good sequence of spaces and a high standard of execution despite logistical challenges.”
Helen and Sally have already installed many wildflower meadows across a range of different and difficult sites with great success. Recently they have become accredited partners with Wildflower Turf Meadows and Roof Gardens. Wildflower Turf is a specialist company that cgd landscape design has been working closely with. Together they develop and install site specific wildflower mixes for clients who are looking for sustainable and low maintenance meadows or green roofs.
cgd landscape design were honoured with the Landscape of the Year award at the New Homes Gardens 2013 Awards in London, sponsored by the Daily Express Newspaper Group. This was the ultimate gold award and together with the Gold award they received for the best Overseas Garden, this makes Sally and Helen double gold award winners yet again.
Having designed and installed many show gardens in the UK, cgd landscape design won an award for their design for an urban garden “the Wasteland” at the Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013 and for the first time built a show garden overseas. Suncheon is at the very far south of the Korean Peninsula.
By English Rules: Published in the Russian glossy magazine ‘Dom ‘n’ Sad’, Sally Court joint Director of cgd landscape design writes in her best Russian about her multi- award winning garden on the outskirts of Moscow. The client was so keen to have an English garden that she commissioned Sally to create a garden typical of the romantic gardens of temperate England climes (Zone 7) that would flourish in the more extreme climate of Zone 5a. Many elements of the garden, such as the Alitex glass house, the Stuart Garden Architecture summerhouse, Redwood Stone obelisks and fonts, York Stone and Kent antique bricks were shipped over to the garden, which was built by the respected contractors, Honka Land Ltd. The planting, designed by Helen Billetop, Sally’s co Director at cgd landscape design, is very untypical of the simple palette used in Moscow gardens. It is exuberant with lots of colourful herbaceous borders, rose and shrubs gardens, flowering meadows, an orchard of fruit trees and many interesting varieties of trees which lighten the existing pines and birches so typical of the area. More>>