President of the Jury
Award-winning English landscape gardener, honorary member of the Royal Horticultural Society and godmother of the Radicepura Garden Festival.
Sarah trained full time in Landscape Architecture graduating in 1980. She moved from Devon to Hampshire in 1990 and soon after became a Member of the SGD and became involved in the world of show gardens. Sarah spent some 8 years as Design Director at Hilliers before once again striking out to concentrate on her own private projects. She has exhibited in Singapore, Japan, South Korea, and New Zealand.
Sarah has been awarded 20 RHS Gold Medals including Best in Show at both Chelsea in 2007 and Hampton Court in 2003, Chelsea Best Artisan Garden 2016, Chelsea best Sanctuary Garden 2021. She has also won the George Cooke Medal for Design Innovation twice during this period. She was awarded the BALI Grand Award in 2007 for a private garden and was awarded an Honouree Phd in Design by Greenwich University in 2008. In 2013 she was part of the team that won the SGD Community Space Award for Gibbon’s Rent on the South Bank.
In 2017 Sarah received the RHS Associate of Honour award for her contribution to horticulture, and the SGD Lifetime Achievement award in 2022.
Sarah’s work is of a Fusion style but majors on contemporary work with an innovative edge predominantly set in rural locations and with sustainability at its heart.