Nice Backyard Design by Ian Hodgson

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   To be revealed by Frances Lincoln



Expensive Members,


I’m delighted to let you know a couple of actually thrilling alternative for the Society’s registered members* that offers us an important likelihood to unfold the phrase in regards to the SGD and its ground-breaking and inspirational designers.


We’ve been working with the worldwide guide publishers Frances Lincoln on a synopsis for a brand new guide masking the most effective modern backyard design. The guide – Nice Backyard Design – is designed to be a ‘look-book’ of inspiring gardens and backyard design types, and can function the work of registered members of the Society solely. This mixed with a listing of registered members, case research, profiles and chapters on learn how to discover and work with an expert backyard designer makes this a implausible handbook of SGD members and a useful useful resource for anybody contemplating using an expert backyard designer.


Chapters will cowl all elements of backyard design from wildlife and pure gardens to trendy, city designs and present gardens. The publishers can even be in search of worldwide tasks to attraction to the broader market that this guide is prone to attain with co-editions in Germany, USA, Italy and Japan.


Frances Lincoln has a protracted historical past of publishing well-loved gardening books. Latest titles embody: Led by the Land by Kim Wilkie; A Yr within the Lifetime of the Beth Chatto Gardens by Rachel Warne; and The New English Backyard by Tim Richardson and Andrew Lawson. They are going to be acquainted to many members having revealed books with Cleve West MSGD, Penelope Hobhouse, Arabella Lenox-Boyd MSGD, Piet Oudolf and Robin Williams FSGD to call a couple of.


The guide can be written and produced by Ian Hodgson, a well-known title to lots of you because the long-standing Editor of The Backyard and the present Editor at Giant of Backyard Information and Backyard Solutions. Ian can be a certified panorama architect.


As with many reference books right now, the finances for images is restricted and the publishers are hoping to work carefully with members to make use of pictures they’ve taken themselves or pictures taken by photographers the place the copyright has been obtained. Nevertheless, the publishers will fee some new images this summer season/autumn however please make sure you submit your best possible pictures together with your entry.


Step one is to ship Frances Lincoln pictures of your latest work that you simply suppose may be appropriate for the guide. Designs ought to have been began inside the final 5 years and provide options and concepts to readers in search of inspiration. All of the work can be clearly recognized within the guide and the Society may have an opportunity to test the provenance and attribution of all pictures earlier than publication to ensure a designer’s work is appropriately credited.


The deadline for submissions is the tip of September 2013 however designers chosen for profiles inside the guide could also be referred to as on to submit work earlier.


Though the SGD can be helping within the manufacturing of the guide, last editorial selections and all submissions for the guide can be dealt with by Ian Hodgson and Frances Lincoln. An electronic mail handle ( has been set as much as settle for supplies from members, so please don’t submit work to the SGD workplace for this challenge.


I urge all registered members to hitch the SGD in making full use of this glorious alternative.



Juliet Sargeant



* Any pre-registered member who has handed the SGD adjudication by November 2013 will eligible to submit work after the deadline.






1. Caption all pictures together with your title, the challenge title, the place needed the photographer’s title or specify

    ‘copyright free picture’


2. Receive any needed permissions from the shopper


three. Receive any needed permissions from the photographer


four. Full, signal and date this submission kind


5. E mail the finished submission kind and pictures to the writer Frances Lincoln at (please don’t submit supplies to the SGD workplace)


6. Please submit low res pictures on the preliminary stage, however point out if excessive res pictures can be found.


7. Please embody your title and the challenge title within the topic field of the e-mail


eight. In case you are submitting a couple of challenge, please full a separate submission kind for every challenge.






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