The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Bradstone, took place on Friday 17 March at The Brewery, London, to celebrate and recognise the outstanding landscaping carried out by members of the APL.  

Creative Landscape Co, based in Berkshire, took the Supreme Winner award for its project: Garden for Country Cottage and Barn, South Stoke Oxon. This entry is also the winner of the Overall Design and Build category. To the see photos of the winning entries, click here. 

Creative Landscape Co created an outdoor living space to meet the needs of family life and a dog with traditional cottage style planting in keeping with the surroundings. The clients required a design solution to create a new garden within an existing walled area to link their cottage extension and existing barn.

The judges commented, “The design was absolutely appropriate for the scheme with great use of structural planting to soften, hold and separate. The angle of the house provides difficult symmetry and geometry. This was a challenging project and a harmonising solution.”

The standard of entries exceeded expectations and yet again there were a record breaking number of submissions for the judges to deliberate over. On the judging panel were industry experts: Richard Barnard as chief judge, Bob Sweet, Steve Smith, Robin Templar-Williams, and the APL’s National Business Manager, Phil Tremayne.

The 330 strong audience heard from motivating Landscape Designer, Adam Frost, who shared his landscaping inspirations and upcoming projects. Taking place on Garden Re-Leaf Day, Greenfingers was the nominated charity for the event with landscapers giving generously for the cause.

Other category winners and finalists included:

Supreme Award Winner
Sponsored by Bradstone

Creative Landscape Co
Project: Garden for Country Cottage and Barn, South Stoke Oxon

 

Project Value under £20,000
Sponsored by Trulawn

 

Winner –

Conquest Hard Landscaping
Project: In the Night Garden

Highly Commended –

Green Rooms Landscapes & Gardens Ltd
Project: Fiveways Garden, Brighton

Highly Commended –

The Garden Builders
Project: Thornton Hill

Commended –

Ayegardening Ltd
Project: Swift Cottage

Commended –

Conquest Hard Landscaping
Project: Linear Style Driveway

Commended –

P.S.Gardens Ltd
Project: Beaumont Close

Certificate of Recognition

Paxman Landscapes UK Limited
Project: Wakefield Road, Lepton

 

Project Value £20,000 - £35,000

 

Winner –

Claudia de Yong Designs
Project: Georgian House

Highly Commended –

Agents Green
Project: 12 Elm Cresent

Highly Commended –

Aura Landscapes Ltd
Project: Disabled Accessible Garden

Highly Commended –

Creative Landscape Co
Project: Contemporary Courtyard Garden

Highly Commended –

Genesis Construction and Landscapes Ltd
Project: Crown Street

Highly Commended –

Holland Landscapes
Project: Bedford Road

Highly Commended –

Frogheath Landscapes Ltd
Project: Bexhill-On-Sea

Commended –

Paxman Landscapes UK Limited
Project: Brighouse

 

Project Value £35,000 - £60,000 Sponsored by ICL

 

Winner –

The Garden Builders
Project: Arthouse Apartment

Highly Commended –

Creative Landscape Co
Project: Garden for Country Cottage and Barn, South Stoke Oxon

Highly Commended –

G-Scapes of Lichfield Ltd
Project: The All “Round” Garden

Commended –

Arun Landscapes
Project: Langdown

Certificate of Recognition

Arbour Landscape Solutions
Project: Sensory Garden

 

Project Value £60,000 - £100,000

 

Winner –

Living Landscapes
Project: Quarry House

Highly Commended –

The Garden Builders
Project: Devonshire Place

 

Project Value £100,000 - £200,000
Sponsored by Hedges Direct

 

Winner –

The Gardenmakers
Project: Vale Farm

Highly Commended –

Frosts Landscape Construction Ltd
Project: Saltmarsh

Highly Commended –

Genesis Construction and Landscapes Ltd
Project: Fordham Project

Highly Commended –

Linden Landscapes Domestic Gardens Ltd
Project: A Garden in Sevenoaks, Kent

Highly Commended –

The Garden Builders
Project: Ingram Avenue

Highly Commended –

Waratah Gardens
Project: The Gardeners Garden

Commended –

Kingston Landscape Group Ltd
Project: The Dragonfly Garden

 

Project Value Over £200,000 Sponsored by Sovereign Turf

 

Winner –

The Garden Builders
Project: Red Gables

Commended –

Living Landscapes
Project: 3 Montrose Gardens

Commended –

Outdoor Creations
Project: Moorlands

 

Hard Landscaping
Sponsored by Bradstone

 

Winner –

Original Landscapes Ltd
Project: Pensylvania Park

Highly Commended –

Warnes-McGarr & Co Ltd
Project: Gormley

Highly Commended –

Arun Landscapes
Project: Kingsbury

Highly Commended –

Arbour Landscape Solutions
Project: Bushey

Highly Commended –

Aura Landscapes Ltd
Project: Natural Stone Driveway, Sandhurst

Highly Commended –

Aura Landscapes Ltd
Project: Disabled Accessible Garden

Highly Commended –

Conquest Hard Landscaping
Project:In the Night Garden

Highly Commended –

Holland Landscapes
Project: Bedford Road

Highly Commended –

Oakley Landscapes Ltd
Project: A Garden in Sheen

Highly Commended –

The Gardenmakers
Project: Vale Farm

Commended –

Conquest Hard Landscaping
Project: Linear Style Driveway

Commended –

G-Scapes of Lichfield Ltd
Project: The All “Round” Garden

 

Soft Landscaping
Sponsored by Classiflora

 

Winner –

Frogheath Landscapes Ltd
Project: Bexhill-On-Sea

Highly Commended –

Creative Landscape Co
Project: Garden for Country Cottage and Barn, South Stoke Oxon

Highly Commended –

Claudia de Yong Designs
Project: Georgian House

Highly Commended –

G-Scapes of Lichfield Ltd
Project: The All “Round” Garden

Commended –

Creative Landscape Co
Project: Contemporary Courtyard Garden

 

Overall Design & Build
Sponsored by Green-tech

 

Winner –

Creative Landscape Co
Project: Garden for Country Cottage and Barn, South Stoke Oxon

Highly Commended –

Creative Landscape Co
Project: Contemporary Courtyard Garden

Highly Commended –

DCKG Landscapes
Project: Outdoor Room

Commended –

G-Scapes of Lichfield Ltd
Project: The All “Round” Garden

Commended –

RG Landscape & Construction Ltd
Project: Earl Soham

Commended –

The Garden Builders
Project: Burkeman

Certificate of Recognition

Arbour Landscape Solutions
Project: Sensory Garden

Certificate of Recognition

Paxman Landscapes UK Limited
Project: Wakefield Road Lepton

 

Garden Feature
Sponsored by Easigrass

 

Winner –

Arun Landscapes
Project: Beharrel

Commended –

Original Landscapes Ltd
Project: Pensylvania Park

Commended –

Lanwarne Landscapes
Project: “Woodstock” Japanese style feature

Commended –

Chester Gardener Ltd
Project: Hamilton Drive, Town House Garden Wall

Certificate of Recognition

Paxman Landscapes UK Limited
Project: Wakefield Road Lepton

 

Commercial Garden

 

Winner –

The Garden Builders
Project: National Theatre

Highly Commended –

Paxman Landscapes UK Limited
Project: Milliners Wharf, Manchester

 

Community Garden

 

Winner –

Paxman Landscapes UK Limited
Project: Milliners Wharf, Manchester

Commended –

Kingston Landscape Group Ltd
Project: The Dragonfly garden

 

APL Designer of the Year
Sponsored by Griffin Glasshouses

 

Winner –

Aralia Garden Design
Project: Westlands

Commended –

Tapestry Design Studio

 

APL Rising Star Award
Sponsored by Anders Plus

 

Winner –

Camilla Jousiffe and Ryan Wright
RG landscape & Construction Ltd

 

The HTA Benevolent Fund Award

 

Winner –

Arbour Landscape Solutions
Project: Sensory Garden

 

New Company of the Year

 

Winner –

Mango Landscapes

 

Supplier Awards
Sponsored by Pro Landscaper

 

Grower – North and Midlands winner

Coles

Grower – South winner

Provender Nurseries

Manufacturer winner

Makita & Marshalls

Service Provider winner

Citation

 

APL WorldSkills

 

Gold winner

Jacob Botting from Myerscough College

The APL Awards would like to thank Bradstone for its continued headline sponsorship and thank the category sponsors and media partners for their support, as without them, the APL Awards would not be what they are today.

The APL Judges would like to thank everyone that participated in the awards, and give their congratulations to the winners. The APL encourages the winners and finalists to use their entry to promote their businesses, the industry and APL membership.

The APL looks forward to seeing everyone involved as well as new entrants and partners again for the 2018 APL Awards. Entry is now open via the APL Awards website.

The APL Awards were sponsored by: Headline Partner -  Bradstone, Category Sponsors - ICL, Sovereign Turf, Classiflora, Green-tech, Anders Plus, Trulawn, Hedges Direct, Easigrass, Griffin Glasshouses, Citation and The HTA Benevolent Fund, and Media Partner - Pro Landscaper.

For more information about the winners visit www.aplawards.co.uk

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