Garden designers on award shortlist

Hallam GardenDesign, Endcliffe Vale Avenue
Hallam GardenDesign, Endcliffe Vale Avenue

A GARDEN in Endcliffe has been shortlisted for a design award.

Dr John and Margaret Platts commissioned Chris Parsons to design the garden in Endcliffe Vale Avenue in traditional style, with roses and delphiniums, to reflect the character of the early 20th century house.

The project included the conversion of an old boardroom, once used for steel company meetings, into a garden room looking out on to a pond with fountains and an arts and crafts-style loggia, an open-sided wood structure.

Now it is in the running for Best Garden Design in an annual competition spanning the north of England. The shortlist was selected by a panel including Diarmuid Gavin, Terence Conran and Wayne Hemingway.

Chris, director of Hallam Garden Design, which is based in Fulwood Sheffield, said: “We know the garden really works and it is great for this to be recognised by such a prestigious panel of judges. Hallam Garden Design has already won seven national awards in the last six years, awarded by three different bodies.

“The Northern Design Awards makes a fourth. We are particularly impressed to be going to an awards ceremony that is based outside of London and recognises northern talent.”

The awards, organised by the publishers of Livingetc magazine, will be presented next month in Manchester.