Awards

  • Photo of Winners of the SGD Awards revealed

    Winners of the SGD Awards revealed

    The Society of Garden Designers has announced the winners of the ninth annual SGD Awards at a live event in London celebrating standout projects from across the industry. The most prestigious award of the night – The Grand Award – was presented to Sara Jane Rothwell MSGD for a stunning sloped garden in London which the judges described as a ‘sexy, avant-garde design which has been flawlessly executed’. Kristina Clode won the coveted Judges’ Award for a school sensory garden and renowned garden designer, author and broadcaster David Stevens FSGD was presented with the SGD Lifetime Achievement Award marking a career that spans over…

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  • Photo of Shortlist revealed for Pro Landscaper’s small project BIG IMPACT Awards 2021

    Shortlist revealed for Pro Landscaper’s small project BIG IMPACT Awards 2021

    Pro Landscaper has revealed the shortlist for its small project BIG IMPACT Awards. For the third year in a row, the awards will celebrate projects with a value under £30k, which often go underappreciated. This year marks a huge development for the Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT Awards. With FutureScape moving to the ExCeL and taking place over two days, the awards will be an afternoon ceremony held at the event, complete with lunchtime drinks and canapes, on Tuesday 16 November. Jim Wilkinson, managing director, said: “Pro Landscaper’s small project BIG IMPACT awards just keeps getting better and better.…

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  • Photo of VIDEO: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2021

    VIDEO: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2021

    The Pro Landscaper Business Awards took place at East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf on 30 July 2021. The event brought the landscaping community together for an afternoon of celebrating the high standards set within the landscaping industry. Among the winners were: W Crowders & Sons Ltd, Sarah Eberle Landscape & Garden Design, Maylim Ltd, Tony Benger Landscaping Ltd, Glendale Services, Landscapia Ltd, Connick Tree Care, Acre Landscapes Limited, VaRa Garden Design, Mitie Group PLC, Green-tech, ASA Landscape Architects, and Ground Control. After an enormously successful event this year, we’re looking towards The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2022 which will return to…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper Podium Awards 2021

    Pro Landscaper Podium Awards 2021

    The Pro Landscaper Podium Awards, created to celebrate excellence in podium landscaping and design. As one of the fastest-growing areas for the landscaping market, podium landscapes will play a huge role in the future of construction in the UK, and this country will be a global leader in this specialism. This year, we have increased the number of categories. 2021’s Pro Landscaper Podium Awards will see landscape architects, garden designers and landscapers battle for 7 awards. The categories are: Residential Commercial Public Retail Hospitality Future Project Podium Product The awards will be taking place at central London Venue ExCel on…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2021 winners announced

    Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2021 winners announced

    The winners have been revealed for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2021. These awards bring together the landscaping community for an afternoon of celebrating the excellent standards set within the industry. The Pro Landscaper Business Awards are the only industry awards which focus on how well companies run their business. Profitability, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, commitment to the landscaping sector, and client/supplier relationships are all areas reviewed as part of identifying the shortlist and overall winners. Fifteen awards were presented at the fourth annual ceremony which took place at East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, on Friday 30th July. View the full…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper Business Awards going ahead on 30 July 2021

    Pro Landscaper Business Awards going ahead on 30 July 2021

    The fifth annual Pro Landscaper Business Awards will be taking place on the 30th July 2021 (just 17 days to go!) The celebration will be held at East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, and tickets are still available here: BUY TICKETS – Pro Landscaper Business Awards or you can call us on 01903 777570. The Pro Landscaper Business Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the business aspect of fantastic companies across the UK. Join over 400 industry colleagues and revel in the success of you and your peers with an afternoon of networking, good food and celebration. Now with over 15…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper Business Awards delayed until 30 July 2021

    Pro Landscaper Business Awards delayed until 30 July 2021

    As we all thought the government has postponed ‘freedom day’ until 19th July (though this may be bought forward to the 5th July). This, of course, means that we are having to delay announcing and celebrating the Pro Landscaper Business Awards winners until Friday 30 July 2021. This is not ideal but unfortunately out of our control. Boris Johnson has promised that 19th July is a termination date of any restrictions. On the bright side, The 4th annual Pro Landscaper Business Awards will be an exceptional event. We have some excellent shortlisted companies, the food at East Wintergarden is delicious…

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  • Photo of Brett awards success for Mannmade Drives & Designs

    Brett awards success for Mannmade Drives & Designs

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  • Photo of BALI National Landscape Awards are open for entries

    BALI National Landscape Awards are open for entries

    Accredited members can now enter the 2021 National Landscape Awards, the largest of their kind anywhere in Europe, and with the announcement of entries opening there are also a number of exciting opportunities for 2021. Due to the effects of COVID-19, Contractor, Designer and International members, for 2021 only, now have the opportunity to submit a scheme that has achieved practical completion in the last 24 months, instead of the normal 12 months affording members more flexibility in what has been a difficult year. With sustainability becoming increasingly important within the industry, alongside the 32 categories available to enter, a…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s small project BIG IMPACT Awards launch for 2021

    Pro Landscaper’s small project BIG IMPACT Awards launch for 2021

    Entries are now open for Pro Landscaper’s small project BIG IMPACT Awards 2021. The ceremony will take place at FutureScape Expo 2021 on Tuesday 16 November from 12pm-2pm. This initiative heralds the smaller projects that often slip under the radar or don’t qualify for entry in the industry association awards due to size or value. This year, Pro Landscaper has raised the budget limit from £25,000 to £30,000 in four of the seven categories. A new category – Sustainable Garden under £30,000 – has also been added for 2021. The ‘Big Impact’ of each entry will be appraised by leading…

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  • Photo of Shortlist announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2021

    Shortlist announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2021

    The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2021 shortlist has been announced. 2021 saw a 90%+ increase in entries on last year, and the judges will spend time analysing the entries to come up with a winner in each of the 14 categories. The winners will be announced on Friday 25 June 2021 at the East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, London. You can now book your tickets to attend here. The companies on the shortlist are as follows: Arboriculture Company Thompson Tree Services (Midlands) Ltd Glendale Managed Services Connick Tree Care Beechenlea Maintenance Ltd Advanced Tree Services Ltd Arbor Cultural Commercial Landscaping…

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  • Photo of Trades Coach and Pro Landscaper writer crowned as UK’s best business woman

    Trades Coach and Pro Landscaper writer crowned as UK’s best business woman

    The Trades Coach, Alison Warner, has been named as UK’s Best Business Woman for her pioneering work transforming trade and construction businesses. Alison was recognised for changing the fortunes of businesses across the UK, coaching owners to come off the tools and dramatically increase their turnover.  Alison is also founder of the UK’s first online business academy for the industry – Build and Grow – launching to popular acclaim in January 2021. Alison was one of just 2 business coaches to make it to the finals of the UK’s Best Business Women Awards beating thousands of entries from across the…

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  • Photo of New RHS awards celebrate blossoming community spirit

    New RHS awards celebrate blossoming community spirit

    The RHS will celebrate community gardening across the UK through the RHS Community Awards.   The new virtual awards replace the RHS Britain in Bloom UK Finals competition for 2021. This is for the first time in the campaign’s 57-year history. It will see Britain in Bloom groups recognised for their efforts to transform their local areas.   Last year nine in every ten groups carried on gardening, maintaining our all-important green spaces and harnessing their skills to help others, from growing food to lifting people’s spirits via imaginative planting displays.   Walthamstow Village, London, shared virtual tours of their…

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  • Photo of McWilliam Studio wins Gold & Best in Show at Shenzhen Flower Show

    McWilliam Studio wins Gold & Best in Show at Shenzhen Flower Show

    McWilliam Studio has been awarded a gold medal and best in show at the 2021 Shenzhen Garden Festival. This is for their garden ‘Between Heaven and Earth’. The festival celebrates design talent, showcasing gardens for each of China’s regions. This helps to promote regional identity. Designers from the UK, US, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, the Philippines, Lithuania and South Africa took part.   McWilliam Studio won a competition to create a garden that would best represent host region Shenzhen. They beat off proposals from four other firms including two based in China.   Inspired by Shenzhen’s rapid development, ‘Between Heaven…

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  • Photo of Jim Wilkinson comments on the 2021 APL Awards

    Jim Wilkinson comments on the 2021 APL Awards

    As we sat down last Friday evening waiting for this year’s APL awards to kick off, we were disappointed not to be in London as it is a day that the team really enjoys. In fact it was the last live event we attended in 2020, (not then realising quite such a momentous occasion it would become) and we’re now looking forward to when we will all gather for another spectacular day in 2022. Back to this year’s virtual event, (bearing in mind we have sat through many virtual awards in the last 12 months and even hosted a couple)…

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  • Photo of APL Awards 2021 supreme winner awarded to Landform Consultants

    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…

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  • Photo of FutureScape VIRTUAL 2020 shortlisted for award

    FutureScape VIRTUAL 2020 shortlisted for award

    FutureScape VIRTUAL 2020 has made the shortlist for a Digital Event Award. The event, which happened in November 2020, is up for the gong in the Best Digital Exhibition category. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FutureScape EXPO 2020 was converted into a digital event. over 3,000 industry professionals logged in over the three-day event. ‘Visitors’ could attend a host of seminars, visit virtual exhibitor booths and network via video link. FutureScape event director Jamie Wilkinson commented: “It wasn’t the show we wanted last year. But to know that the second-best we could offer has been shortlisted is fantastic news. “There’s…

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  • Photo of Horticulture trainees shortlisted for Lantra Scotland’s ALBAS 2021

    Horticulture trainees shortlisted for Lantra Scotland’s ALBAS 2021

    Four horticulture trainees have been shortlisted for Lantra Scotland’s Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills (the ALBAS). The winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony taking place on Thursday 4 March 2021. The horticulture trainees that have reached the final are Maureen Brown, Martin Collie Stewart, Matthew Houston and Natalia Reifart-Bieganowska. Maureen Brown, aged 33 from Galashiels, has been doing an SVQ Level 3 in Parks, Gardens and Green Spaces at James Gardening & Landscaping, through Borders College. Martin Collie Stewart, aged 18 from Rosshall Academy in Glasgow, has been doing an NPA in Horticulture at Glasgow Clyde College.…

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  • Photo of Landscape Institute competition reveals future shape of the high street

    Landscape Institute competition reveals future shape of the high street

    The ideas entered into the Landscape Institute’s latest international design competition provide insight into the future design and management of the public realm. The competition attracted 160 student and professional entries from China, Thailand, Israel, Turkey, Denmark, Spain and the UK. President of the Landscape Institute, Jane Findlay commented: “The competition was designed to generate new thinking and to offer a platform for entrants to engage with the debate about the future of our public spaces. I was delighted to see such imaginative and hopeful thinking’. “The quality of the submissions was incredible, not only in the standard of presentation…

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  • Photo of Nominations closing soon for Lantra’s ALBAS

    Nominations closing soon for Lantra’s ALBAS

    Rural employers, colleges, schools and organisations working in partnership with others are being asked to put forward their nominations for ALBAS 2021 before the deadline of Thursday 17 December. An independent panel of judges will then shortlist the finalists, with winners announced at a virtual ceremony taking place on Thursday 4 March 2021. Open to those involved in agriculture, aquaculture, equine, fisheries management, environmental conservation, game and wildlife, horticulture, trees and timber and land-based engineering, the awards are now in their 19th year of celebrating the achievements of Scotland’s top trainees. Providing people of all ages with a springboard to…

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  • Photo of PWP Landscape Design wins Grand Award for Private Garden in Yorkshire

    PWP Landscape Design wins Grand Award for Private Garden in Yorkshire

    The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has awarded its ultimate accolade to Registered Contractor PWP Landscape Design for its stunning BALI National Landscape Awards 2020 entry, a Private Residence in Yorkshire. The formal garden won the Grand Award after being entered into the Domestic Garden Construction – Costs Between £100k-£250k category, sponsored by Registered Affiliate Van den Berk Nurseries. PWP Landscape Design’s Grand Award project saw the installation team tackle an extensive formal garden with a strong axis and layout, providing an enviable outlook from the house with colour and year-round interest. Aggregates, soil, turf, porcelain paving, steels and…

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  • Photo of LI Award winners announced in virtual ceremony

    LI Award winners announced in virtual ceremony

    On 26 November 2020, people from around the world tuned in to the Landscape Institute’s first ever online annual awards ceremony. Presenter Julia Bradbury welcomed attendees, setting the scene for a unique virtual afternoon by discussing the delicate balance between people, place and nature and the crucial need to create habitats in which all flourish. “As a nation, and globally too, we’ve realised the value of the outdoors,” said Julia. “But there’s a lot of us out there for the planet to support – so we need to use space effectively and efficiently.” The 21 winning projects and entries celebrated…

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  • Photo of 2020 Arbordeck Awards

    2020 Arbordeck Awards

    Cambridgeshire-based Composite Decking Lifestyles has taken the title of ‘Deck of the Year’ at the 2020 Arbordeck Awards, with its Church End project named as the winner thanks to its stunning design. The Trex® composite decking installation, which also came out on top in the ‘Best large Trex deck’ category, caught the judges’ attention thanks to its three-tier design which features a formal dining area, casual seating zone and a bar. Its use of two Trex colours – Gravel Path and Island Mist – along with lighting for both ambience and safety resulted in a sleek and modern decking space.…

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  • Photo of The winners of the Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT Awards 2020 have been announced

    The winners of the Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT Awards 2020 have been announced

    Following on from the video ceremony at FutureScape VIRTUAL 2020, the winners of this year’s Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT Awards have been crowned. These awards, back for a third year, celebrate and reward those projects within a £25,000 budget – the smaller, but no less important, schemes. This year’s winners are:   Build Under £25,000 sponsored by Nexus Pro Systems: Wycliffe Landscapes Ltd – small town garden, Lilliput Design and Build Under £25,000 sponsored by Provender Nurseries: Landtech – Italian Sanctuary Design Under £25,000 sponsored by Casa Tua: Tracy Foster Garden Design – Contemporary Wildlife Garden Hard Landscaping…

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  • Photo of Virtual BALI National Landscape Awards 2020

    Virtual BALI National Landscape Awards 2020

    The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has opened registrations for the 44th BALI National Landscape Awards 2020, to be held virtually for the first time on Friday 4th December 2020. Join from 12.30pm for a sponsor’s introduction with the ceremony commencing from 1pm. BALI Chief Executive Wayne Grills commented: “While our Awards event may have lost its physicality, I can assure you it won’t lose its quality, integrity, professionalism and grandeur.” This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the outstanding work carried out by BALI members and we invite you to join us in celebration by registering to attend the virtual ceremony where this…

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