The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Bradstone, took place on Friday 13 March at The Brewery, London, to celebrate and recognise the outstanding landscaping carried out by members of the APL. 

Simply Green Landscapes, based in Berkshire, took the Supreme Winner award for their project: Waterways. This entry was also the winner of the Project Value over £250,000 and Hard Landscaping categories.

The clients wished for a low maintenance garden which reflected and enhanced the distinctive architectural design of their house. They were keen on a seamless transition from inside to outside and ease of access around the house. They loved the idea of a terrace appearing to be integral with a sense of floating above the surroundings. Particular aspects of the site: its floodability, openness and uniqueness, influenced design solutions that evolved with an eye for detail, clean lines and functionality. With strategic planting and in time, a sense of privacy will be achieved, whilst maintaining the beautiful views of the riverside setting.

The judges commented, “A superb project with outstanding attention to detail in the design, construction and planting. Quite simply an exercise in excellence. Faultless, a great scheme. The contractor has realised the design and specification seamlessly and the end result is a superb finish.”

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.

Jamie Butterworth returned to compere the day and was joined by garden designer Peter Donegan.

Other category winners and finalists included:

Supreme Award Winner - Sponsored by Bradstone    
Simply Green Landscapes - Waterways

Project Value under £20,000 - Sponsored by Easigrass    
Winner - Greenscape Gardens Ltd - Suburbian Hideaway
Gold - HortiServices Ltd - Granchester street
Silver Merit - Agentsgreen Ltd - Garden in Contemporary Grey
Silver Merit - Agentsgreen Ltd - Moongate Garden
Silver Merit - Frogheath Landscapes - Garden in the Dell
Silver Merit - Greenscape Landscaping/Arboriculture - Coastal Contemporary Design Greenscape
Silver Merit - Kingston Landscape Group - Fitzroy Gate – Plot 32
Silver - Absolute Landscapes and Susan Young Garden Design - Ruffs Furze
Silver - Beetlestone's Garden Maintenance Ltd - Appleby Close
Silver - Bushy Business Ltd - West Sussex Front Garden Retreat
Silver - Frogheath Landscapes - Simply Contemporary New Build
Silver - Lanwarne Landscapes - Bedford Avenue

Project Value £20,000 - £35,000 - Sponsored by Citation    
Winner - Applefields Ltd - St Marys Island
Gold - Conquest Creative Spaces - The Limes
Gold - Landscapes 4 Living Ltd - The Hamiltons
Silver Merit - GreenBird Gardening Ltd - Urban Outdoor Living Room - Southville, Bristol
Silver Merit - HortiServices Ltd - Cherry Hinton
Silver Merit - HortiServices Ltd - Green all round
Silver Merit - J & S Scapes Ltd - Estone
Silver Merit - Lanwarne Landscapes - Clyde Road
Silver - Papillon Designs and Landscaping Ltd - Making a Steading more Modern
Silver - Agentsgreen Ltd - Norwood Garden
Silver - InsideOut Home & Garden Improvements Ltd - Penryn
Silver - TAW Garden Landscapes - Lanark Close
Bronze - Applefields Ltd - Meopham

Project Value £35,000 - £50,000    
Winner - Waratah Gardens Limited - Courtyard Garden
Gold - Agentsgreen Ltd - Water Tower Garden
Gold - Creative Landscape Co Ltd - Mills Garden Design
Gold - Langdale Landscapes Ltd - Sevenoaks Front Garden
Gold - Limebok Landscaping Ltd - Cunningham Way
Gold - Simply Green Landscapes - Caunter Road
Silver Merit - J & S Scapes Ltd - Highview
Silver Merit - Roger Gladwell Landscape and Design - Clay House

Project Value £50,000 - £65,000    
Winner - Gadd Brothers Trees and Landscapes - Manor Terrace
Gold - Habitat Landscapes Ltd - Stockwell Farm
Silver Merit - DBM landscapes - Oak Pavilion
Silver Merit - Roger Gladwell Landscaping and Construction - The Vegetable Plot
Silver - Habitat Landscapes Ltd - Stepping out
Silver - J & S Scapes Ltd - Weedon Lodge
Silver - Landscapes 4 Living Ltd - Donnell's
Bronze - GreenBird Gardening Ltd - Tiered Coastal Garden

Project Value £65,000 - £80,000 - Sponsored by Talasey Group    
Winner - Habitat Landscapes Ltd - Castle Dairy Farm
Silver Merit - InsideOut Home & Garden Improvements Ltd - Liverton House
Silver Merit - J & S Scapes Ltd - Troway
Silver Merit - TAW Garden Landscapes - Ibworth Lane
Silver Merit - Thorburn Landscapes Ltd - Church Lane

Project Value £80,000 - £100,000 - Sponsored by Composite Prime    
Winner - Designs by Sussex Landscape - Tuscany
Gold - Creative Landscape Co Ltd - A Cottage Garden
Gold - Hambrook Landscapes Ltd - Paradise on Parade
Gold - The Landscape Company (UK) Ltd - Lodge Drive
Silver Merit - Lanwarne Landscapes - Gilpin's Ride
Silver - Creative Landscape Co Ltd - The Old Vicarage (A private garden in Berkshire)

Project Value £100,000 - £175,000    
Winner - Langdale Landscapes Ltd - Camden Hill
Gold - Langdale Landscapes Ltd - Eversleigh
Gold - Roger Gladwell Landscaping and Construction - The Grey Garden
Silver Merit  - J & S Scapes Ltd - Windmill House
Silver Merit - Oakley Landscapes Ltd - The Walled Fruit Garden

Project Value £175,000 - £200,000    
Winner - Roger Gladwell Landscaping and Construction - Burwell House
Silver - Emotive Landscapes - Lanes Cottage

Project Value over £250,000    
Winner - Simply Green Landscapes - Waterways
Silver Merit - TKE Landscaping - The Pump House

Commercial Garden Over £1mil - Sponsored by Boughton Loam    
Winner - Kingston Landscape Group - West Hendon Waterside

Community Garden     
Winner - Papillon Designs and Landscaping Ltd - Caring for CLAN

Soft Landscaping - Sponsored by Classiflora Zelari    
Winner - Bushy Business Ltd - North Surrey Planting Project
Gold - Emotive Landscapes - The Mandrake Hotel
Silver Merit - Kingston Landscape Group - West Hendon Waterside
Silver Merit - Lupin Gardening Ltd - Structure & Flow
Silver - HortiServices Ltd - Green all round
Bronze - Roger Gladwell Landscape and Design - Pound Hill House

Hard Landscaping - Sponsored by Bradstone    
Winner - Simply Green Landscapes - Waterways
Gold - Applefields Ltd - St Marys Island
Gold - Gadd Brothers Trees and Landscapes - Manor Terrace
Gold - Roger Gladwell Landscape and Design - Four Gables
Gold - TAW Garden Landscapes - Canterbury Road
Gold - The Landscape Company (UK) Ltd - Lodge Drive
Silver Merit - Hythe Garden Landscapes Ltd - Lichfield Avenue
Silver - InsideOut Home & Garden Improvements Ltd - Penryn
Silver - Oakley Landscapes Ltd - The Walled Fruit Garden
Bronze  - Applefields Ltd - Meopham
Bronze - Habitat Landscapes Ltd - Stepping out

Garden Feature    
Winner - Lanwarne Landscapes - Bedford Avenue
Gold - HortiServices Ltd - Cherry Hinton
Bronze - TAW Garden Landscapes - Cedar Bar and Walkway

Overall Design & Build - Sponsored by Garden House Design    
Winner - Designs by Sussex Landscape - Tuscany
Gold - HortiServices Ltd - Granchester Street
Gold - Waratah Gardens Limited - Waratah Gardens Ltd
Silver Merit - Papillon Designs and Landscaping Ltd - Making a Steading more Modern
Silver Merit - Roger Gladwell Landscape and Design - The Grey Garden
Silver - Roger Gladwell Landscape and Design - Burwell House
Silver - Roger Gladwell Landscape and Design - The Vegetable Plot
Bronze  - Absolute Landscapes and Susan Young Garden Design - Ruffs Furze
Bronze - Papillon Designs and Landscaping Ltd - Curves in the Countryside

Designer of the Year    
Winner  - Karen Chamberlain Garden Design - Bloom House
Gold - Aralia - Hammersmith Roof Terrace
Gold - Tina Vallis Garden Design - Woodingdean
Silver Merit - Melanie Driver Landscape and Garden Design - 24 Granchester Street
Silver  - Karen McClure Garden Design Ltd - The Walled Fruit Garden
Silver - Sarah Naybour Designs Ltd - South Hayes
Silver - Wilson Associates Garden Design - Cotswold Garden
Bronze - Silver Flowe Design - Edinburgh Courtyard Garden
Bronze - The Cheshire Garden - The Georgian Cottage Courtyard
Bronze - Wardrop Designs - Primrose Close

Maintenance    
Winner - Commercial - Frognal Gardens Ltd - University College School Garden
Winner - Domestic - County Garden Management - Rough Hill Farm Cottages
Gold - Bushy Business Ltd - North Surrey Garden Maintenance and Aftercare
Silver Merit  - Beetlestone's Garden Maintenance Ltd - Manwood House Garden Maintenance
Silver Merit - Bushy Business Ltd - Mid Surrey Garden Maintenance and Aftercare
Silver Merit - Bushy Business Ltd - Surrey Border Garden Maintenance and Aftercare
Silver Merit - Frognal Gardens Ltd - Frognal Way Garden
Silver Merit - Greenman Landscapes Ltd (TKE Landscaping) - The Pump House
Silver Merit - Millers Garden Services - Regular Garden Maintenance
Silver - Bowood Landscapes Ltd - Plewman Garden Maintenance
Silver - Hythe Garden Landscapes Ltd - Clarke-Chilham

APL Supplier of the Year    
Winner - Majestic Trees

APL Rising Star    
Winner  - Nick Bundy

APL New Company of the Year    
Winner - Shrub and Stone

APL Benevolent Fund Award
Craig Nester - Habitat Landscapes

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 2021 APL Awards, of which entry is now open via the APL Awards website.

The APL Awards were sponsored by:
Headline Partner – Bradstone
Category Sponsors -  Boughton Loam, Citation, Classiflora, Composite Prime, Easigrass, Fresh Horticultural Careers, Garden House Design, Makita, Talasey
Awards Partners - Global Stone, How Green Nursery, London Stone

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

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