West Dorset garden designer up for top award



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FORMER Woodroffe School pupil Hugo Bugg has reached an awards final for a garden he designed in Burton Bradstock.

The garden designer has been shortlisted in the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) awards.

He is one of 24 finalists shortlisted.

Entry into the contest was open to the society’s 1,100 members.

Hugo, who is now based in Exeter, said: “I am thrilled to be shortlisted in the SGD Awards for a beautiful contemporary garden we completed last year. The garden is in the tranquil village of Burton Bradstock and was designed to provide a main socialising area throughout the year.

“Elegant Amelanchier and clipped box drift though the fairly formal layout, creating a very relaxing and inviting garden.”

Hugo, 25, who used to live in Trinity Hill, Axminster, has been working in Devon for four years. He went to school at Mrs Ethelston’s Primary School in Uplyme and Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis, before going on to study garden design at Falmouth University.

He founded Hugo Bugg Landscapes in 2008 after graduating with a First Class Honours Degree in Garden Design. He has already scooped gold medals from the Royal Horticultural Society as well as being crowned Young Garden Designer of the year in 2010.

Other recent projects include private gardens in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall as well as rooftop gardens in London and a public garden in Italy.

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

The winners of the award categories will be announced at a ceremony on Friday, November 9 at London’s Millennium Gloucester Hotel.

TV personality and designer James Alexander-Sinclair will host the evening.

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