For the fourth year running, the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) return to BBC Gardeners’ World Live with the much-anticipated Show Garden competition, APL Avenue. This is an opportunity for five APL contractors to feature their inspirational, aspirational and relatable gardens at BBC Gardeners’ World Live taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from 13 to 16 June 2019. The winning garden will be awarded Best APL Avenue Show Garden by the Show Garden Assessment panel, plus a public vote will crown the visitor’s favourite.

The five gardens within APL Avenue give visitors the opportunity to witness first-hand what variety, quality, creativity and interpretation of a brief can be achieved in a small space when engaging the skills of a professional landscaper. Members of the APL team and the landscapers will be on hand throughout the four days of the event to meet over 100,000 visitors and share their wealth of knowledge, demystifying the process of a garden build and giving advice on costs and options.

To ensure top-quality design and construction, each garden will receive a contribution towards the build and Marshalls Paving Ltd. will be supplying products from their domestic range.

The landscapers who will build their Show Gardens at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2019 are:

  • Creative Roots Landscaping, designed by Toby Pritchard
  • Design it Landscapes, designed by Lucy Bravington Design
  • Gadd Brothers, designed by Catherine Macdonald & Rhiannon Williams
  • Morgan Oates, designed by Anna Pawlowska
  • Timotay Landscapes, designed by Robyn Brookes & Keith Walmsley (Timotay Landscapes)

Bob Sweet, Horticultural Director of BBC Gardeners’ World Live, said “In my view, this is the strongest year we have had in terms of established designers and companies with ‘par excellence’ track records. This is an exciting line up by any standard and is a great credit to the APL.

For more information on the landscapers and their initial garden designs, visit

BBC Gardeners’ World Live takes place 13 to 16 June 2019 at The NEC Birmingham. For more Show information visit

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