KLC Garden Awards Evening 2018

14 days ago on Wednesday 5 December, 2018

KLC School of Design would like to congratulate our Garden Diploma students on their successful graduation. The Awards ceremony was described as a warm, fun and happy celebration of all the hard work that has consistently been put in throughout the year.

KLC Managing Director, Will Gibbs, welcomed all to the special occasion and kindly introduced the evening's guest speaker, James Alexander Sinclair.

James Alexander-Sinclair is one of the foremost garden designers in the United Kingdom. He has designed gardens from Cornwall to the Western Isles and from London to Moscow. He is also an award winning writer, a compelling speaker, frequent broadcaster and an elected member of the Council of the Royal Horticultural Society.


This was followed by the presentation of the student Diplomas and Awards.

Congratulations to our Garden Diploma Graduates;

In order; Maia Beresford, Mo Helmi, Felicity Kemp, Derran Llewellyn, Jo Lowe, Sarah Mahr, Gabrielle Pill, Maria Savenkova, Clare Shaw, Florence Welby and Otto West.






Garden Design Industry Awards

KLC is privileged to have a very special relationship with the garden industry. The industry design competitions and 'real-life' project exposure that our partnerships provide is extremely valuable in preparing our students for their working careers.

Please see below the Award winners of 2018:

London Stone Award for Construction
Awarded by: Craig Potter, London Stone Business Development Manager
Winner: Clare Shaw & Gabriella Pill

Hampton Court Palace Award for Plants and Planting
Awarded by: Ben Pilgrim, East Gardens Team Leader, Hampton Court Palace
Winner: Sarah Mahr

Gardens Illustrated Award for Visual Style & Presentation
Awarded by: Sorrel Everton, Deputy Editor, Gardens Illustrated
Jo Lowe

Garden Design Project Awards

Residential Garden Award
Awarded by:  Humaira Ikram
Winner: Maia Beresford

London Wildlife Trust Award
Awarded by: Amy Warner & Rosie Oldham
Winner: Maia Beresford

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
Awarded by:
Leslie Mill, Head of Brain Injury Service, AHP
Winner: Florence Welby

Burgh House Design Award
Awarded by:
(Absent) Victor Hall, Director, Burgh House Trust
Winner: Clare Shaw

Gibbs Garden Alumni Award
Awarded by:
Jenny Gibbs, KLC Founder & Principal
Gussy Mcdougall

Top Student Award 2018
Awarded by:
Jenny Gibbs, KLC Founder & Principal
Winner: Maia Beresford

The Garden Team at KLC

We are very lucky with our academic Garden Design team and would like to thank them for all that they do – Debbie Trentham, Dan Lobb, David Kurita May, Hannah Oakden, Paul Dracott, Catherine Heatherington, Amanda Rutkowski and our Head Tutor, Paddy Clarke. A special thank you must be given to the Course Leader, Humaira Ikram. Nobody could ask for a more energetic and enthusiastic Course Leader and somebody who is so kind and caring of all her students.  

KLC wishes you all of the best for your garden design career and looks forward to seeing all of your future successes.