SGD Awards 2019 Finalist

Modern Country Garden, Field Barn, Suffolk

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Society of Garden Designer Awards 2019

11 OCTOBER 2018

Colm Joseph Landscape + Garden Design has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Society of Garden Designers Awards 2019 with our design for Field Barn, Suffolk.

The design creates a modern country garden on a 2.3 acre site on the edge of a village in mid-Suffolk. This contemporary landscape garden celebrates the beauty and history of the surrounding Suffolk landscape and the strikingly modern architecture of Field Barn.

An overarching north-south spatial transition is established through the site, from enclosure to openness. Alongside this, the garden echoes the changing Suffolk landscape over time: from woodland, to pastoral meadows, to open ‘prairie-like’ plains.

The design includes a woodland garden, an ornamental meadow of flowering bulbs, perennials and grasses, and a sweeping prairie of taller grasses, perennials and annuals. The hardscape materials resonate with the modern architecture and the agricultural character of the site. Limestone, flint, rammed earth, and oak celebrate the natural materiality of East Anglia.

The judging panel selecting finalists for the student residential category of the SGD Awards 2019 includes Andy Sturgeon FSGD, winner of 7 Gold Medals and twice Best in Show at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and Debbie Roberts MSGD, award-winning garden designer and founder of Acres Wild. Winners will be announced at the SGD Awards Ceremony on Friday 1st February 2019.

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