Letchworth’s Daniel Shea recognised with Society of Garden Designers future designer award

Daniel Shea from Letchworth, centre, with his award, Mark Godden of Deepdale Trees and garden design

Daniel Shea from Letchworth, centre, with his award, Mark Godden of Deepdale Trees and garden designer Ann-Marie Powell. - Credit: Archant

A Letchworth garden designer was among the winners at the Society of Garden Designers Awards in London.

Letchworth garden designer Daniel Shea's gamekeeper's cottage.

Letchworth garden designer Daniel Shea's gamekeeper's cottage. - Credit: Archant

Daniel Shea won the Future Designer Award for his Gamekeeper’s Cottage, a two-acre country garden in Hertford’s Letty Green.

The design includes a 15-metre reflection pool, surrounded by perennial-style planting and wild flower meadows.

Daniel said: “It’s a privilege to receive this award and have my work recognised by expert judges and designers.

“I’m hopeful the award will lead to exciting new projects in Hertfordshire in the near future.”

Letchworth garden designer Daniel Shea's gamekeeper's cottage.

Letchworth garden designer Daniel Shea's gamekeeper's cottage. - Credit: Archant


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Presenting the award on Friday last week, garden designer and TV presenter Ann-Marie Powell said: “Daniel is going to go on to excel.”

The Society of Garden Designers judging panel called the cottage garden design “an exceptional design that met the client’s brief in a bold yet sympathetic way.

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“The design of the garden helps unify the new build into the existing site and complements both the old and the new.

“The articulation of space is handled with great competence and the strong, yet soft architectural planting links everything together and softens any hard lines.”

To find out more about Daniel and his work, see danielshea.co.uk.

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