Women in Horticulture speaker profile: Juliet Sargeant

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Juliet Sargeant’s previous career in hospital medicine informs her unique approach to designing gardens and communicating the importance of landscape to our health and well-being. By listening carefully to her clients’ requirements, she creates truly individual spaces, which help people to connect with landscape and enjoy the full potential of their gardens. She believes that access to good quality green space is a priority for healthy living and happy communities, especially in cities.

In 2016, Juliet designed the Modern Slavery Garden for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. It was Chelsea’s first social campaign garden and was awarded a Gold Medal and the People’s Choice Prize.

At her Sussex Garden School, Juliet teaches garden design and planting to garden enthusiasts. Having stepped down as Chair of The Society of Garden Designers (SGD), Juliet is now on the RHS selection panel for show gardens and acts as a judge. She won SGD awards in 2012 and 2015 for sustainability and hard landscaping design. In 2017 Juliet was made a Fellow of the SGD for her contribution to garden design and horticulture.

In 2016 Juliet was celebrated for her role as a change-maker and role model in the BAME community at the GG2 Leadership Awards. She was also named as one of the Evening Standard’s Progress 100 influential people.

Juliet’s presenting experience includes: BBC Gardeners World; regular coverage of The RHS Chelsea Flower Show; BBC Inside Out; Channel 4’s Operation People Power and most recently Channel 4’s Village of the Year.

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