Deakinlock of Bungay secures Society of Garden Designers Awards nomination

Part of the rectory garden near Bury St Edmunds for which Bungay-based Deakinlock has received a nom

Part of the rectory garden near Bury St Edmunds for which Bungay-based Deakinlock has received a nomination in the 2015 Society of Garden Designers Awards. - Credit: Archant

Bungay-based Deakinlock Garden Design, owned by Jason Lock and Chris Deakin, has been shorlisted in the annual Society of Garden Designers (SGD)Awards.

Their scheme for a Gothic-style rectory near Bury St Edmunds, which is in the running for the People’s Choice award, is one of 38 projects shorlisted in the 2015 awards, the winners of which are to be announced in Jaunuary.

The 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 cover all aspects of design from private domestic gardens to public spaces.

Mr Lock and Mr Deakin, both formerly of Notcutts, formed their business in 2008.

Mr Lock said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for an award. The garden represented a real challenge creating a new drive and approach to the house giving it the grandeur that it deserved.

“We worked very closely with our client and Stewarts Landscapes, the contractor, to develop the garden and deliver a high quality finish to the project over 18 months”

The SGD Awards were judged by a panel that included landscape architects, university lecturers, design journalists and garden historians. Entries were open to projects with a practical completion period covering five years, reflecting the important contribution of time in the creation of landscape.

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SGD chair Philippa O’Brien said: “The SGD Awards are vigorously contested. With more entries than ever this year we know that we are looking at the very best in garden design.

“Our awards recognise the skill and professionalism that go into creating an award-winning garden and celebrate the achievements of our members.”