The 2013 Society of Garden Designers Awards celebrate the finest in UK garden design, there were 35 shortlisted finalists and my entry won the Renovation category. The Rose Garden, Memorial Park was restored in 2011 and original stone and precast details of the 1920s rose garden were faithfully replaced. To provide year-round interest a contemporary planting scheme has been introduced. Expanses of David Austin roses sweep through areas of perennials and bulbs with yew cones and arcs of beech hedging providing structure and definition in the winter months. The winners of the SGD Awards 2013 were announced in January 2014 and the award was sponsored by Haddonstone.