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Landscape Institute Award Finalists!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Marlborough Primary School has been shortlisted as a finalist at the Landscape Institute Awards! The awards ceremony takes place at the end of November so we are keeping our fingers crossed for another Marlborough win!

Promotions!

We are thrilled to announce a trio of promotions in the studio. Claire has been promoted to Senior Landscape Architect, Robin to Associate and Jamie to Senior Associate! All extremely well deserved, in recognition of their hard work and the vital roles they all play within the Macgregor Smith team.

2019 Macgregor Smith prize for Landscape and Public Realm Design

As part of our continued partnership with the University of Bath’s Department of Architecture, we are delighted to have chosen the winner for our Landscape and Public Realm Award 2019.

This year’s award goes to Masters student Lilian Lam for her project ‘Mercato Grenada Gastronomic Centre’.

Lilian's project focuses on sustainable food production, educating buyers about food miles, origins, seasonality and producers, a place to showcase and celebrate local cuisine in the community and a focus on testing sustainable food waste disposal methodologies.

RHS Tatton Park – Young Designer Award

It's a double celebration for Macgregor Smith at this year's RHS Tatton Park Flower Show as we are equally proud and delighted to announce that Kristian Reay has been awarded both a Gold Award and Best Young Designer!
The Phytosanctuary Garden is a beautiful space awash with ornamental grasses and fragrant perennials but also explores a darker message - the growing threat of the deadly plant disease Xylella.
The role of gardeners and landscape architects in responding to the threat posed by Xylella is extremely pertinent to the current climate and reminds us all of the importance of keeping our plant health knowledge up to date and liaising closely with reputable nurseries.

Read more about Kristian’s garden here.

RHS Tatton Park – Blooming Border Award

We are extremely proud of the news that our very own Ki Tong has won a Silver Gilt Award for her Long Border design at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show!

Ki's garden, 'The Mindful Garden' explores how mindfulness has been scientifically proven to be effective in alleviating stresses and major psychological illnesses. The exercise encourages passive observation of the surrounding environment and Ki’s border looks to apply the principles of mindfulness to planting, which changes in response to the weather and seasons.
The range of herbaceous perennials and grasses in the border vary in form, with their textures reflecting the sun and shade and creating eye-catching movements in the summer breeze. A water tank and bespoke channel uses rainwater to create a water curtain in the centre of the bed to stimulate yet more senses. The planting palette is dominated by pale colours at the end of the visual spectrum to promote insect habitation, which adds acoustic interests to the visual amenity of the border.

Newly Qualified CMLI

A Massive congratulations to Iona, Ki and Rosie who have all successfully passed their P2C exams to become Chartered Members of the Landscape Institute! All three have put in a huge amount of effort over the past 2 years so it is very much deserved!

We are very proud to support our colleagues through their professional development by mentoring and hosting regular CPD sessions, workshops and discussion groups, ensuring candidates are fully prepared ahead not just ahead of their exams, but throughout their journey as professionals. Well done again to our hat-trick ladies team!
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