Dulwich Designer Shortlisted in National Garden Design Awards
Dulwich-based garden designer Tim Mackley has been shortlisted in the prestigious Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Awards for a contemporary private garden in Dulwich.
The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) is the only professional association for garden designers in the UK and counts some of the UK’s leading garden and landscape designers among its growing membership. The SGD Awards, which cover all aspects of design from private domestic gardens to engaging public spaces, are the first and only awards scheme dedicated to rewarding outstanding achievement in the garden and landscape design profession.
Tim Mackley was one of only 24 finalists shortlisted in The SGD Awards, which were open to the Society’s Membership of over 1,100.
Commenting on his success Tim Mackley said: “I am delighted to have been shortlisted in the SGD Awards in the Future Designers category. The garden, which includes a large formal pond with ‘floating’ stepping stones, an outdoor dining area, and a soft, informal planting scheme, was designed to compliment the modern interior of the house.”
The SGD Awards were judged by an illustrious panel including landscape architects, university lecturers, design journalists and commentators and the Society’s own Chairman Charles Rutherfoord MSGD.
Entries were open to projects with a practical completion period covering five years, reflecting the important contribution of time in the creation of landscape.
The SGD Award Organiser, Helen Elks-Smith MSGD said: “We are delighted to have received such a fantastic response in the first year of The SGD Awards. The Awards provide an important mechanism for designers to show case and promote their work both locally and nationally and it’s great to see that Members all over the country have recognised that.”
Tim Mackley, who has been working in the Dulwich area for 10 years, has a reputation for creating town gardens that address the client’s needs whilst complimenting the styling of the property. Recent projects have included a local primary school garden and a large private sculpture garden.
The winners of all the Award categories will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on Friday 9th November at London’s Millennium Gloucester Hotel. The event promises to be one of the highlights of the horticulture calendar with TV personality and designer James Alexander-Sinclair hosting the evening.