Garden designers from across the globe met at London’s Landmark Hotel on Friday 27th January 2017 to celebrate the finest achievements in garden design at the annual Society of Garden Design Awards. Upcoming talent was celebrated with the presentation of the Future Designer Award for Hertfordshire Garden Designer, Daniel Shea, as industry faculty recognised emerging talent in the field.
Daniel Shea, from Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, studied Garden Design at Capel Manor’s Regent’s Park Centre, won the Future Designer Award for his Gamekeepers Cottage – a two-acre country garden in Hertford’s Letty Green. The Design features include a 15 metre reflection pool surrounded by perennial-style planting and wild flower meadows. Landscaping contractors Burnham Landscaping Ltd carried out the build.
Garden Designer Daniel Shea said: “It’s a privilege to receive the Future Designer Award and to have my work recognised by expert judges and designers. It’s great to see upcoming talent being supported and I’m hopeful the award will lead to exciting new projects in Hertfordshire in the near future.”
The SGD Judging panel said that Daniel Shea’s Game Keepers Cottage is: “an exceptional design that met the client’s brief in a bold yet sympathetic way. The design of the garden helps unify the new build into the existing site and complements both the old and the new. The articulation of space is handled with great competence and the strong, yet soft architectural planting links everything together and softens any hard lines.”
As she presented the Award BBC Garden presenter and designer Anne-Marie Powell said: “Daniel Shea is going to go on to excel at garden design and win many future awards.”
More of Daniel Shea’s work can be viewed at www.danielshea.co.uk