APL Awards 2021 supreme winner awarded to Landform Consultants

The annual APL 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 CompanyProjectAward
Supreme Winner

Sponsored by Bradstone

Landform Consultants LtdCottonmill Spa Garden, Sopwell House Hotel. 
Project Value under £20,000Earthstone Landscapes LtdBowling StreetBronze
GreenBirdNorth Somerset Period CourtyardSilver
Landscapes 4 Living LtdPeel RoadWinner
Mango Paving & Landscaping LtdMrs Potter ExeterSilver Merit
Shrub and Stone LtdPalace RoadSilver Merit
The Botanical GardenerSpiers (Second Avenue)Silver
Project Value £20,000 – £35,000

Sponsored by BBC Gardener’s World Live

Conquest Creative SpacesKeymer GardenSilver Merit
Conquest Creative SpacesCoppice WaySilver Merit
Edward Davies DesignWinchendon RoadWinner
Elms Landscaping Design LimitedTranquil Entertaining SpaceSilver
EverGreen Landscapes LtdMagnolia CloseBronze
Hythe Garden Landscapes LtdBeach WalkSilver merit
Hythe Garden Landscapes LtdColourful and peaceful tiered gardenBronze
Kebur Garden MaterialsTarmac to SanctuarySilver
Landscapes 4 Living LtdMontague RoadSilver
LG landscapes ltdHillmans projectBronze
M. Withall LandscapesOld Coach HouseSilver Merit
Nordland LandscapesDe Beauvoir Town Project, LondonSilver Merit
The Botanical GardenerAshlone RoadSilver
Project Value £35,000 – £50,000Conquest Creative SpacesKeymer PlaceSilver
Creative RootsWidmerpool HallSilver Merit
Gadd Brothers Trees and LandscapesNorfolk GardenGold
GardenScapesWoodstock GroveGold
Greenscape GardensThe Secret Sensory Garden (Built during a pandemic)Winner
Harlow Garden Services LimitedHa Ha GardenSilver Merit
Roger Gladwell Landscape and DesignBramble BarnGold
Thorburn Landscapes LtdWonford CloseBronze
Project Value £50,000-£65,000

Sponsored by Makita

Artisan LandscapesFreemantleWinner
Bushy Business LtdThe Farnham Alfresco GardenGold
Garden Club London LtdChapel Street, BelgraviaGold
Harlow Garden Services LimitedFamily Entertaining GardenGold
The Botanical GardenerOrlando RoadSilver Merit
Project Value £65,000-£80,000Artisan LandscapesPercival RoadGold
Frogheath Landscapes LtdHilltop HideawayWinner
Project Value £80,000-£100,000

Sponsored by Arbor Forest Products Ltd

Artisan LandscapesWinford LaneWinner
Artisan Landscpaes LimitedRidgeway RoadGold
Holland LandscapesRunsell LaneGold
Longstock Park LandscapesMulberry HouseSilver
Project Value £100,000-£175,000

Sponsored by Citation

Arbworx LtdIts all down hill from here!’Silver
Brett Hardy Landscapes + DesignSympathetic rural retreat near BathSilver
Esse LandscapesRylandsGold
Slate Grey Design LtdBeechmont HallWinner
Urban Landscape Design LtdPenthouse Roof Terrace, LiverpoolSilver Merit
Project Value £175,000-£250,000County Garden ManagementThe WindmillGold
Garden House DesignCoastal RoadWinner
Langdale landscapes LtdSteep Garden SevenoaksGold
09. Project Value over £250,00

Sponsored by Green-tech

Esse LandscapesBluebellsGold
Landform Consultants ltdRichmond GardenWinner
Langdale Landscapes LtdPinewood HouseGold
Garden FeatureConquest Creative SpacesKeymer Place Green WallSilver
Designs by Sussex LandscapeThe Heathers Fire PitGold
Outdoor CreationsSussex Kitchen Garden – MoongateWinner
Roger Gladwell Landscape and DesignBurwell HouseGold
Soft LandscapingKaren McClure Garden DesignThe Urban JungleWinner
Slate Grey Design LtdBeechmont HallGold
Hard Landscaping

Sponsored by Bradstone

Conquest Creative SpacesStairway to HeavenSilver
GardenScapesWoodstock GroveGold
HG Landscapes WoburnHAROLD HOUSESilver
Landform Consultants ltdHobhouse Court gardenWinner
Overall Design & Build

Sponsored by Arbour Landscape Solutions

Artisan LandscapesFreemantleWinner
Artisan LandscapesWinford LaneGold
Artisan LandscapesPercival RoadSilver Merit
Brett Hardy Landscapes + DesignSympathetic rural retreat near BathBronze
Roger Gladwell Landscape and designA’maze’ingSilver
Urban Landscape Design LtdHorton Hall, CheshireBronze
Commercial Garden

Sponsored by Latham

Frogheath Landscapes LtdDonkey’s MatterCommunity Award
Landform consultants ltdCottonmill Spa Garden Sopwell house HotelWinner
Timotay LandscapesWestbrook HayGold
Timotay LandscapesStanwick LakesGold
Urban Landscape Design LtdRolls Royce/McLaren Showroom, Manchester Customer Outside AreaGold
MaintenanceBeetlestones Garden Maintenance LtdCrispiansSilver Merit
Bushy Business Ltd,Surrey AftercareGold
County Garden ManagementDanbury PalaceSilver Merit
Earthstone Landscapes LtdWhitebeamsWinner
Four Seasons Gardens LimitedThe Seekers TrustSilver Merit
Landform consultants ltdRichmond Hill GardenGold
APL  Designer of the Year

Sponsored by Boughton

Artisan LandscapesFreemantleWinner
Artisan LandscapesWinford LaneGold
Artisan LandscapesPercival RoadSilver
Raine garden designWellington HouseGold
Raine garden designThe Farnham alfresco gardenSilver Merit
Raine garden designThe arched gardenSilver
Tina Vallis Garden DesignA Garden for RetirementBronze
APL Rising StarHarry FunnelFrogheath Landscapes 
Jack HodgkinsonConquest Creative Spaces 
APL New Company of the Year New Driveway Company 
APL Supplier of the Year Arbour Landscaping Solutions 
HTA Benevolent FundRoss ConquestConquest 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.

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