The DSWA GB Pinnacle Award Scheme recognises outstanding projects incorporating dry stone walling. The scheme is designed to embrace a wide spectrum of work although only the most outstanding projects demonstrating the very best craftsmanship, innovative design and inspirational use of stone are considered for a full Pinnacle Award.

The DSWA GB can also award a certificate of merit under the scheme for smaller projects that are not considered large enough to be put forward for a full award but are nevertheless note worthy and deserve recognition.

Since the schemes launch in 1994 only nine full awards have been made, three of which have been presented to Andrew.


Full Pinnacle Awards

The One World Garden, Highlands Park, Chelmsford. Brackenrigg, Ambleside.
Sanctuary, Isle of Skye.

Certificates of Merit
Restoration work at Greenburn Mine, Langdale. Landscaping at Helm Lodge, Windermere. Restoration work at Monk Coniston Walled Garden. Seating project at Walkden Gardens, Sale.

Certificate of Involvement
Andy Goldsworthy Sheep Folds Project.


RHS Awards

Andrew has worked at all the major Royal Horticultural Society flower shows as a specialist contractor for many of the top Garden Designers and he has also created his own exhibits winning the following medals.

Gold Medals
Tatton Park 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012

Silver Gilt
Tatton Park 2002. Chelsea 2005, 2018

Tatton Park 2005, 2007

Best in Show
Tatton 2004, 2012

People’s Choice
Chelsea 2018