Students from the London College of Garden Design have once again succeeded in winning honours at The Society of Garden Designers’ 2013 Awards and completed an award double for the first two years of these awards. Nick Morten, a 2013 graduate won this year’s Student Designer of the Year Award following hot on the heels of 2012 graduate Jon Sims who won the award in 2012.
Leading garden designer and award judge Sarah Eberle said that competition was tough but Nick’s sympathetic use of space coupled with great communication won the day. Nick said ‘It hasn’t quite sunk in that I’ve won this award but it’s a great start to my career in garden design and thanks go to the support of tutors and the training I received at the London College of Garden Design.’
College Director Andrew Fisher Tomlin said ‘We are very proud that London College of Garden Design students have won the majority of awards from the Society of Garden Designers over the past 3 years. It’s a tribute to our great tutors and the hard work that students put in.’ He added ‘Over the past 5 years since the College launched we have aimed to be the best place for anyone wanting to launch a successful professional garden design career. The number of awards and recognition for the high quality of student work is representative of how we are sending out our graduates well prepared for that career’.
A number of College lecturers and tutors won Society of Garden Designers Awards including Jo Thompson who won the Future Designer Award and Andrew Wilson, Director of Garden Design Studies at the College who won three awards including the People’s Choice Award supported by Homes & Gardens, and the Grand Award which is the ultimate accolade.
About the London College of Garden Design
The London College of Garden Design aims to offer the best professional garden design courses available in the UK. The College is one of Europe’s leading specialist design colleges and offers professional level courses including the one year Garden Design Diploma which is taught from the Orangery Conference facilities at the world famous Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew and Regents College in central London. The college also has a partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society offering short courses at RHS Garden Wisley.
The London College of Garden Design’s short course programme is available at a number of locations. To find out more visit http://www.lcgd.org.uk/