The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Bradstone, took place virtually for the first time in the awards history on Friday 12 March. The platform was specially created by Events Engineering to capture the APL Awards spirit of celebration and recognise the outstanding landscaping carried out by members of the APL.    

Landform Consultants Ltd took the Supreme Winner award for their project: Cottonmill Spa Garden, Sopwell House Hotel. This entry was also the winner of the Commercial Garden category. 

Sopwell House is a privately owned hotel, which in recent years has invested in making elements of the hotel very high end. The spa was the latest project. A member’s only luxury spa complex complete with its own gated spa garden, designed by the very talented and vivacious garden designer Ann-Marie Powell. The works consisted of a full hard and soft landscape package. Structural retaining walls, pools, showers and complex services were all included along with full irrigation design and install, full lighting and feature lighting. 

The judges commented: “The quality and energy of both the design and build were incredible and cannot be faulted. The project was executed beautifully, and the finished results are nearly identical to the plans.” 

This year’s judges were Richard Barnard from Hillier Landscapes (Chief judge), Steve Smith from Shore Landscapes, Bob Sweet - ex RHS Head of Garden Judging, Robin Templar Williams from Robin Williams and Associates, Rupert Keys from Keyscape Design & Construction and Phil Tremayne - APL General Manager.  

James Alexander Sinclair hosted the event, live from the Events Engineering studio, and was joined by APL Manager Phil Tremayne.  

Other category winners and finalists included:  

Category  

Company 

Project 

Award 

Supreme Winner  
Sponsored by Bradstone 

Landform Consultants Ltd 

Cottonmill Spa Garden, Sopwell House Hotel. 

 

Project Value under £20,000 

Earthstone Landscapes Ltd 

Bowling Street 

Bronze 

GreenBird 

North Somerset Period Courtyard 

Silver 

Landscapes 4 Living Ltd 

Peel Road 

Winner 

Mango Paving & Landscaping Ltd 

Mrs Potter Exeter 

Silver Merit 

Shrub and Stone Ltd 

Palace Road 

Silver Merit 

The Botanical Gardener 

Spiers (Second Avenue) 

Silver 

Project Value £20,000 - £35,000 
Sponsored by BBC Gardener’s World Live 

Conquest Creative Spaces 

Keymer Garden 

Silver Merit 

Conquest Creative Spaces 

Coppice Way 

Silver Merit 

Edward Davies Design 

Winchendon Road 

Winner 

Elms Landscaping Design Limited 

Tranquil Entertaining Space 

Silver 

EverGreen Landscapes Ltd 

Magnolia Close 

Bronze 

Hythe Garden Landscapes Ltd 

Beach Walk 

Silver merit 

Hythe Garden Landscapes Ltd 

Colourful and peaceful tiered garden 

Bronze 

Kebur Garden Materials 

Tarmac to Sanctuary 

Silver 

Landscapes 4 Living Ltd 

Montague Road 

Silver 

LG landscapes ltd 

Hillmans project 

Bronze 

M. Withall Landscapes 

Old Coach House 

Silver Merit 

Nordland Landscapes 

De Beauvoir Town Project, London 

Silver Merit 

The Botanical Gardener 

Ashlone Road 

Silver 

Project Value £35,000 - £50,000 

Conquest Creative Spaces 

Keymer Place 

Silver 

Creative Roots 

Widmerpool Hall 

Silver Merit 

Gadd Brothers Trees and Landscapes 

Norfolk Garden 

Gold 

GardenScapes 

Woodstock Grove 

Gold 

Greenscape Gardens 

The Secret Sensory Garden (Built during a pandemic) 

Winner  

Harlow Garden Services Limited 

Ha Ha Garden 

Silver Merit 

Roger Gladwell Landscape and Design 

Bramble Barn 

Gold 

Thorburn Landscapes Ltd 

Wonford Close 

Bronze 

Project Value £50,000-£65,000 
Sponsored by Makita 

Artisan Landscapes 

Freemantle 

Winner 

Bushy Business Ltd 

The Farnham Alfresco Garden 

Gold 

Garden Club London Ltd 

Chapel Street, Belgravia 

Gold 

Harlow Garden Services Limited 

Family Entertaining Garden 

Gold 

The Botanical Gardener 

Orlando Road 

Silver Merit 

Project Value £65,000-£80,000 

Artisan Landscapes 

Percival Road 

Gold 

Frogheath Landscapes Ltd 

Hilltop Hideaway 

Winner 

Project Value £80,000-£100,000 
Sponsored by Arbor Forest Products Ltd 

Artisan Landscapes 

Winford Lane 

Winner 

Artisan Landscpaes Limited 

Ridgeway Road 

Gold 

Holland Landscapes 

Runsell Lane 

Gold 

Longstock Park Landscapes 

Mulberry House 

Silver 

Project Value £100,000-£175,000
Sponsored by Citation 

Arbworx Ltd 

It’s all downhill from here!' 

Silver 

Brett Hardy Landscapes + Design 

Sympathetic rural retreat near Bath 

Silver 

Esse Landscapes 

Rylands 

Gold 

Slate Grey Design Ltd 

Beechmont Hall 

Winner 

Urban Landscape Design Ltd 

Penthouse Roof Terrace, Liverpool 

Silver Merit 

Project Value £175,000-£250,000 

County Garden Management 

The Windmill 

Gold 

Garden House Design 

Coastal Road 

Winner 

Langdale landscapes Ltd 

Steep Garden Sevenoaks 

Gold 

09. Project Value over £250,00 
Sponsored by Green-tech 

Esse Landscapes 

Bluebells 

Gold 

Landform Consultants ltd 

Richmond Garden 

Winner 

Langdale Landscapes Ltd 

Pinewood House 

Gold 

Garden Feature 

Conquest Creative Spaces 

Keymer Place Green Wall 

Silver 

Designs by Sussex Landscape 

The Heathers Fire Pit 

Gold 

Outdoor Creations 

Sussex Kitchen Garden - Moongate 

Winner 

Roger Gladwell Landscape and Design 

Burwell House 

Gold 

Soft Landscaping 

Karen McClure Garden Design 

The Urban Jungle 

Winner 

Slate Grey Design Ltd 

Beechmont Hall 

Gold 

Hard Landscaping 
Sponsored by Bradstone 

Conquest Creative Spaces 

Stairway to Heaven 

Silver 

GardenScapes 

Woodstock Grove 

Gold 

HG Landscapes Woburn 

HAROLD HOUSE 

Silver 

Landform Consultants ltd 

Hobhouse Court garden 

Winner 

Overall Design & Build 
Sponsored by Arbour Landscape Solutions 

Artisan Landscapes 

Freemantle 

Winner 

Artisan Landscapes 

Winford Lane 

Gold 

Artisan Landscapes 

Percival Road 

Silver Merit 

Brett Hardy Landscapes + Design 

Sympathetic rural retreat near Bath 

Bronze 

Roger Gladwell Landscape and design 

A'maze'ing 

Silver 

Urban Landscape Design Ltd 

Horton Hall, Cheshire 

Bronze 

Commercial Garden 
Sponsored by Latham 

Frogheath Landscapes Ltd 

Donkey's Matter 

Community Award 

Landform consultants ltd 

Cottonmill Spa Garden Sopwell house Hotel 

Winner 

Timotay Landscapes 

Westbrook Hay 

Gold 

Timotay Landscapes 

Stanwick Lakes 

Gold 

Urban Landscape Design Ltd 

Rolls Royce/McLaren Showroom, Manchester Customer Outside Area 

Gold 

Maintenance 

Beetlestones Garden Maintenance Ltd 

Crispians 

Silver Merit 

Bushy Business Ltd, 

Surrey Aftercare 

Gold 

County Garden Management 

Danbury Palace 

Silver Merit 

Earthstone Landscapes Ltd 

Whitebeams 

Winner 

Four Seasons Gardens Limited 

The Seekers Trust 

Silver Merit 

Landform consultants ltd 

Richmond Hill Garden 

Gold 

APL  Designer of the Year 
Sponsored by Boughton 

Artisan Landscapes 

Freemantle 

Winner 

Artisan Landscapes 

Winford Lane 

Gold 

Artisan Landscapes 

Percival Road 

Silver 

Raine garden design 

Wellington House 

Gold 

Raine garden design 

The Farnham alfresco garden 

Silver Merit 

Raine garden design 

The arched garden 

Silver 

Tina Vallis Garden Design 

A Garden for Retirement 

Bronze 

APL Rising Star 

Harry Funnel 

Frogheath Landscapes  

 

Jack Hodgkinson 

Conquest Creative Spaces 

 

APL New Company of the Year 

 

New Driveway Company 

 

APL Supplier of the Year 

 

Arbour Landscaping Solutions 

 

HTA Benevolent Fund 

Ross Conquest 

Conquest Creative Spaces 

 


 

 

The APL Awards would like to thank Bradstone for its continued headline sponsorship and thank the category sponsors 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, in person, for the 2022 APL Awards, of which entry is now open via the APL Awards website. 

 The APL Awards were sponsored by:  
Headline Partner – Bradstone 
Category Sponsors -  Fresh Horticultural Careers, Citation, Boughton, Abor Forest Products Ltd, Green Tech, Latham, Arbour Landscape Solutions, BBC Gardener’s World Live, Makita and Country Supplies.  

For more information about the winners visit www.aplawards.co.uk or to replay the awards https://apl.videoflex.net  

APL Awards 2021

 

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