The Society of Garden Designers held their 2015 annual awards ceremony at the Landmark Hotel in London on 29th January 2016. Lots of familiar faces and excitement, with some inspiring work making the final selections for the awards. I won’t mention them all, but James Basson MSGD won several awards for his beautiful garden Les Canebiers in France, Student designer Tom Massey won two awards, John Moreland (one of my early lecturers and an old neighbour!) won two awards for Newton House in Cornwall, the most prestigious of which being the Judges Award, acknowledging his talents in hand drawing and his ability to work with the client over time to develop the garden. Robin Williams FSGD won the John Brooks Lifetime Achievement award and deservedly so! It was an inspiring and enjoyable evening all round, a highlight in the SGD calendar.