New Vice-Chair for Society of Garden Designers
The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) has appointed Sarah Morgan MSGD as its new Vice Chair to work alongside SGD Chair, Philippa O’Brien MSGD.
Sarah has been a registered member of the Society for 20 years and is a long-standing member of the SGD Council. In 2014 she joined the Council as a member for education and has overseen many initiatives including the introduction of Educator Status for garden design courses and programmes in the UK.
Sarah (pictured above) commented: “I am privileged to support Philippa O’Brien and continue to support the SGD in my role on Council. As a member of the SGD I have received training, inspiration and professional networks that have been invaluable to my working practice in Garden Design over 33 years. I would encourage all our members, and particularly those at colleges embarking on a new career, to get involved in the Society and make the most of the opportunities this now established organisation can offer.”
After five years spent as Head of Faculty, Landscape Horticulture and Design and Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Garden Design Course at Hadlow College, Sarah is now a visiting lecturer in horticulture and garden design and external verifier at colleges around the UK. Away from the Society she now runs her own practice.
Congratulating Sarah on her appointment, Philippa O’Brien MSGD, commented on her great talent and ability to take the long view to campaigns and Society issues: “I think she will be an excellent counterpoint to me as we work towards realising the many ambitions that Council has for the Society,” she said.
The SGD has been has been championing excellence in garden design for over 35 years and is the only professional association for garden designers in the UK.