The Association of Professional Landscapers have been attending Hampton Court for many years; its members even longer.

This year our members are responsible for over 60% of the gardens being built at the Show and Horticultural Trades Association members are present in the fantastic Floral Marquee. 

Hampton Court is a great place to meet up with existing members, potential new members and most of all the public. So, with the help of our members, we created “A Place to Meet” - a small space where you and meet us, share some hospitality and get advice on all your landscaping requirements. We hope you will enjoy the space and if you need any further information after the Show or wish to find a member, go to and use our ‘Find A Landscaper’ tool. We look forward to helping you create your own outdoor space.

Who created ‘A Place to Meet’?

The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) are an accrediting membership organisation of 300+ landscape and design companies throughout the UK Members are annually inspected to ensure they are legally compliant and site inspections ensure that they deliver a high quality of work. The APL is the only specialist landscape member of ‘Trustmark’ and work to government-endorsed standards, so if anything does not go to plan, you are covered by approved ADR service.
Since its formation in 1995, the APL’s members have gained over 1,000 medals at RHS shows like Hampton Court and other trade shows around the UK.

The Association is the official organising partner for the World Skills UK competition (which helps raise the recognition of skilled professionals worldwide) and even runs its own approved Landscaping Apprenticeship Scheme.

Who supported ‘A Place to Meet’?

Patio – Desert Sawn sandstone
London Stone are market leaders & specialist suppliers of natural stone paving and bespoke stone products throughout the UK.

Dining furniture (Hampstead range)
Established in 1977, Bridgman have specialised in making quality furniture that stands the test of time.

Renson structure
Simple and innovative terrace covers from RENSON® offer the perfect solution for outdoor living.

Vara Garden Design
Vanessa & Rachel are qualified award-winning designers based in Hertfordshire. They work collaboratively with both contractors and clients to maximise the potential of each garden, delivering beautiful yet practical outdoor spaces.

Living Landscapes
Living Landscapes are a West Sussex multi-award winning landscape company. They collaborate with the best designers to build inspirational garden spaces.

Garden House Design
Garden House Design is an award-winning company based in West Sussex. Established for over 20 years, they specialise in landscape design, construction and outdoor styling.

Trees and hedging
Tendercare nursery sits within 17 acres, and offers a full consultancy, design and implementation service.

Corten steel water bowls
The Pot Company have over 30 years’ experience in supplying the garden industry throughout the UK.

Wooden Bench
Handmade and provided from Living Landscapes

Plant kindly donated by:
Longacres –
Glendale –

Plant list


  • Prunus serrula var. tibetica
  • Viburnum lantana


  • Ligustrum vul . ‘Atrovirens’


  • Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’
  • Hydrangea ‘Pink Annabelle’
  • Pittosporum ‘Golf Ball’


  • Pennisetum thunbergii ‘Red
  • Buttons’


  • Asplenium scholopendrium
  • Cyrtomium fortunei
  • Polypodium vulgare


  • Agastache ‘Kudos Gold’
  • Alchemilla mollis
  • strantia ‘Abbey Road’
  • Astrantia ‘Star of Fire’
  • Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’
  • Epimedium x versicolor ‘Sulphureum
  • Sanguisorba ‘Tanna’


  • Cosmos atrosanguineus ‘Chocolate’
  • Ground cover
  • Hebe ‘Emerald Gem’
  • Thymus ‘Doone Valley’

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