Saturday, 26 November 2011

David Keegan wins "Garden Designer of The Year 2011" "Northern Design Awards"

David Keegan Garden Design & Landscape Consultancy Scoops Top Design Award For The Second Year Running 


We are delighted to announce that, for the second year running, David Keegan Garden Design & Landscape Consultancy have won ‘Best Garden Designer 2011’ in the Northern Design Awards.

David said “It was a particular honour to receive the award this year especially given the very high standards of the other entries and the prestigious panel of Judges which included such industry luminaries as Sir Terence Conran, Diarmuid Gavin and Wayne Hemmingway.

David was presented with his award by one of the judges, the celebrity garden designer and TV personality Diarmuid Gavin.
He received the award for his design project, Thornlea farm which is set in the High Peaks in Derbyshire in a class-4 area of outstanding natural beauty.

Keegan’s design relied heavily on the sympathetic use of reclaimed local materials and a garden shed with a green sedum roof lending itself easily to the principles of a low impact and an environmentally friendly project.

He also went on to say how valuable it is to have such a prestigious event focusing on and recognising the talents of designers beyond the Watford Gap.

Special thanks for the event go to all the team at The Northern Design Awards who arranged the spectacular awards evening at the Lowry Hotel, Manchester, the event kicking off with a stunningly choreographed dance and light show.
The event was so well staged from beginning to end with winning this prestigious award being the icing on the cake.
To view David’s winning garden click on the link below
To visit the Northern Design Awards website click on the link below


David with Diarmuid Gavin at awards 


 David Receives his award, with the architect George Clarke & Diarmuid Gavin
 George Clarke calls out the short list
 Diarmuid Gavin
 Diarmuid Gavin opens the winners envelope to announce Best Garden Designer 2011
David and friends at the awards ceremony at The Lowry Hotel Manchester

Choreographed light and dance show



The awards evening

A short video of the Award winning garden



Garden Design Journal SGD Society of Garden Designers

Davids award makes the news in the garden design journal



Friday, 18 November 2011

Why GM is bad for you

Anyone who believes the science and technology behind GM is a good thing really should read this!! GM is basically about a small group of companies trying to control the world food market. Needless to say it is the very poorest countries who WILL not benefit from this technology.
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1122020/monsanto_bayer_and_dow_face_trial_for_systematic_human_rights_abuses.html