Awards

  • Photo of The last 10 gardens to win ‘Best in Show’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    The last 10 gardens to win ‘Best in Show’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    As the annual RHS Chelsea flower show approaches, and designers have their eyes firmly set on the top accolades available, Pro Landscaper takes a trip down memory lane to bring you the last 10 gardens to take home the big one – Best in Show.

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  • Photo of Urban chic wins top show garden honours at Harrogate

    Urban chic wins top show garden honours at Harrogate

    Top honours in the 2018 Harrogate Spring Flower Show Gardens has gone to Thirsk-based designers, Colour Your Garden. The Garden of Translucence won a Premier Gold Award and Best in Show with a contemporary design reminding visitors that urban architecture can still be light and translucent. The garden features a series of steel mesh columns, clipped cube and multi-stem evergreen planting, and is animated by bubbling water features. There were six Gold Awards, including Eden by Yorkshire Garden Designs, Garden of Life by St Michael’s Hospice, and All Characters Great and Small by Horticap. All three Designed to Last gardens,…

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  • Photo of Final four young landscapers selected for Young Landscapers Award

    Final four young landscapers selected for Young Landscapers Award

    Earlier this year, BBC Gardeners’ World Live announced the launch of the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Young Landscapers Award, in conjunction with the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL). Just a couple of months later, the names of the four talented contestants have been named: In the red corner: Jacob Botting and Harvey Miller (Company: Bespoke Outdoor Spaces) And in the blue corner: Dan McGeoghegan and Ryan Bell (Company: The Plants & Paving Company) The two teams now go forward to each build a Show Garden designed by Diarmuid Gavin – both displaying a wide variety of techniques and materials requiring…

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  • Photo of University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced

    University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced

    Ninety-eight teams from 28 countries enter competition and UCD expands shortlist from five to six teams in recognition of outstanding response from international design community University College Dublin and Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) revealed 19 April 2018 the six shortlisted teams in the Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition. The teams were the unanimous choice of a selection panel that was chaired by the competition jury chair Professor Andrew J. Deeks, president of University College Dublin. The shortlist was expanded from the expected five to six in recognition of the outstanding response from the international design community.…

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  • Photo of Pellenc awarded for factory transformation

    Pellenc awarded for factory transformation

    Following transformation of its state of the art factory in Pertuis, France, the Pellenc group has been presented with the Industry Showcase of the Future award. Since the Pellenc group was created in 1973, the company has based its development on a policy of constant innovation. The group’s ability to be able to anticipate changes in its markets has led to the registering of 1081 patents – winning numerous awards for the excellence of its products. A forerunner when it comes to lithium-ion technology, Pellenc has established itself in the “Zero Emission” professional power tools market. The company has seen…

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  • Photo of Winner of the Prince Edward Award for Excellence in Horticulture revealed

    Winner of the Prince Edward Award for Excellence in Horticulture revealed

    The Prince Edward Award for Excellence in Horticulture has been presented to chartered horticulturalist and broadcaster David Domoney by the Master of The Worshipful Company of Gardeners, David Green CB. QC. at The Goldsmiths Hall in the city of London. The Prince Edward Award highlights excellence in the field of horticulture, horticultural education and career development. His Royal Highness selects a candidate who offers innovative and effective ways of motivating people to take up horticulture as a career. They facilitate the advancement of individuals in their chosen horticulture fields, provide excellence in career development or are simply seen as inspirational.…

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  • Photo of Nominations open for Amenity Forum Sprayer Operator 2018

    Nominations open for Amenity Forum Sprayer Operator 2018

    Nominations now open for Amenity Forum Sprayer Operator of the Year 2018. The Amenity Forum Sprayer Operator of the Year 2018 Awards (AFSOY) are once again open for entries. Now in their fourth year, the awards were established by the Amenity Forum and seek to recognise the high levels of professionalism and standards in the sector. There are different categories for entries and the overall winner will have a choice of three fantastic prizes, including a trip to a world-leading US turf or amenity show, or £2,000 worth of products. Sponsored by ICL and Syngenta, and supported by BASIS, the…

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  • Photo of Horticulture trainees win at Lantra Scotland’s Learner of the Year Awards

    Horticulture trainees win at Lantra Scotland’s Learner of the Year Awards

    Reece McNaughton, an 18-year-old apprentice from Kelso, has won the Horticulture category at Lantra Scotland’s annual Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards, which took place at Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro last night. Reece was also Overall Runner-up for the Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year, the second highest accolade of the night Wednesday 28 March. The horticulture category runner-up spot went to 22-year-old Jennifer Wright from Dunfermline. Reece has been doing an SVQ Level 3 in Amenity Horticulture through Borders College, while working for Mertoun Estate Gardens. He has always had a passion for learning about horticulture…

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  • Photo of Portfolio: One Tower Bridge

    Portfolio: One Tower Bridge

    Project Details Project: One Tower Bridge Location: London, UK Architect: Squire and Partners External Works Contractor: Maylim Client: Berkeley Group Project status: Completed 2017 Maylim was awarded the external works contract for the Berkeley Homes One Tower Bridge development, totalling over 8,000m², phased over 14 zones. These included extensive public interface and remodelling Potters Fields Park. The intricate £6m project was Maylim’s first ever entry at the BALI National Landscape Awards, and the One Tower Bridge project walked away with the association’s Principal Award for Hard Landscaping Construction over £1.5m. Maylim also won the coveted Grand Award, as the project…

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  • Photo of SGD announces new judge and charity partner for the SGD Awards 2019

    SGD announces new judge and charity partner for the SGD Awards 2019

    The Society of Garden Designers has announced Greenfingers as the new Charity Partner for the SGD Awards, following 5 years supporting horticultural charity Perennial. Greenfingers Charity is dedicated to supporting children and families who spend time in hospices around the UK, by creating inspiring gardens for them to relax in and benefit from. The charity is driven by the belief that time spent outdoors, away from the bedside, can offer children and families under considerable stress a vital opportunity to embrace the experience of being in the fresh air and engaging with the natural environment.  Greenfingers Charity  has created over 50…

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  • Photo of A sit down with Ross Conquest

    A sit down with Ross Conquest

    Pro Landscaper talks with Ross Conquest of Conquest Creative Spaces, finding out about the company’s continued growth and the company’s recent win of the Matthew Bradley Memorial Cup for Construction at this year’s APL awards Strength to strength When asked about how the company was founded, Ross explains: “I set up the company when I was 18 after being made redundant from another paving firm, and the business has moved from strength to strength, progressing naturally over time. Presently, we work on two to three design projects at a time and have a solid reputation for achieving bespoke hard landscaping…

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  • Photo of Green-tech signs up for a further three years as BALI Awards headline sponsor

    Green-tech signs up for a further three years as BALI Awards headline sponsor

    BALI Registered Affiliate member Green-tech, award-winning supplier of products to the landscaping, forestry and horticulture sectors, has renewed its headline sponsorship of the BALI National Landscape Awards for a further three years, commencing this year. The company’s initial three year sponsorship, from 2015-2017, coincided with the most successful period in the BALI Awards’ history.  The number of entries hit an all-time high and attendance at the Awards ceremony in December 2017 exceeded 1000, making the BALI Awards the largest and most prestigious landscape awards in Europe. Green-tech is an active and passionate member of BALI. The company’s Chairman, Richard Kay…

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  • Photo of Langdale Landscapes wins Association of Professional Landscapers Awards

    Langdale Landscapes wins Association of Professional Landscapers Awards

    Kent-based landscape gardening firm, Langdale Landscapes, i s delighted to announce that its Redlands Road garden has won the overall award for best project £60-100,000 in the prestigious 2018 Association of Professional Landscapers Awards (APL Awards), announced at an awards ceremony at The Brewery in London on Friday 16 March. The Redlands Road garden was created by renowned landscape designer Mandy Buckland from Greencube Design to reflect the interior style of the house which had recently had a major refurbishment. The clients’ brief was to create a garden that was contemporary but still inviting. A series of terraces was dug…

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  • Photo of Open for registrations: The APL WorldSkills UK Landscaping competition

    Open for registrations: The APL WorldSkills UK Landscaping competition

    The WorldSkills UK Landscaping competition, run by the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) is a great opportunity for trainee landscapers to showcase their skills across a number of technical skill areas alongside planning and material management competing to be the best in the UK. The competitors who qualify in the competition can progress through to the National Final in November, held at The Skills Show in Birmingham. What is the competition about? This competition requires trainee landscapers to showcase their skills across a number of technical skill areas, planning and material management. There will be regional heats (three hours duration),…

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  • Photo of Ryan Alexander Landscape Design & Build is the Supreme Winner at the APL Awards 2018

    Ryan Alexander Landscape Design & Build is the Supreme Winner at the APL Awards 2018

    Ryan Alexander Landscape Design & Build take home the top accolade at the APL Awards 2018. The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Bradstone, took place on Friday 16 March at The Brewery, London, to celebrate and recognise the outstanding landscaping carried out by members of the APL. Ryan Alexander Landscape Design & Build, based in Berkshire, took the Supreme Winner award for their project: Dean Grange. This entry was also the winner of the Project Value Over £200,000 category. Dean Grange is a newly built luxury family home, designed by James Lambert Architects. The garden design and build, designed by…

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  • Photo of APL Award winners announced

    APL Award winners announced

    The APL Awards went off with a bang on Friday 16 March at The Truman Brewery, bringing together esteemed members of the landscaping industry for an afternoon of jubilant festivities. The winners are as follows: Project Value Under £20,000 – sponsored by Turf Group Winner: Gabe Green Rooms for their Modern Courtyard project in central Brighton Project Value £20,000 – £35,000 – sponsored by Citation ltd Winner: Lanwarne Landscapes for their Georgian Close project Project Value £35,000 – £60,000 Winner: Habitat Landscapes for their ‘The Guest Room’ project Project Value £60,000 – £100,000 – sponsored by Namgrass Winner: Langdale Landscapes Ltd…

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  • Photo of Milton Keynes children explore Campbell Park at The Parks Trust’s Junior Park Rangers Conference

    Milton Keynes children explore Campbell Park at The Parks Trust’s Junior Park Rangers Conference

    The Parks Trust, the self-financing charity that manages and maintains over 6,000 acres of Milton Keynes’ green space, welcomed 62 children from primary schools and home educated groups across the city for its fifth annual Junior Park Rangers (JPR) Outdoor Learning and Sharing Conference. The children enjoyed an action-packed day of outdoor activities at Campbell Park, which began with a ‘Which Park?’ photograph quiz, followed by a short Q&A session, where the Rangers put Landscape and operations director, Rob Riekie, on-the-spot to answer their questions on both woodland management and Campbell Park. Shortly after, the children split into groups to…

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  • Photo of Recipients of prestigious RHS Awards announced

    Recipients of prestigious RHS Awards announced

    The Royal Horticultural Society honours exceptional achievements within the horticultural industry at prestigious annual Awards Ceremony Highest RHS accolade goes to Charles Williams, Carol Klein and Peter Catt Record numbers graduate with a Master of Horticulture qualification On 14 March 2018, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the UK’s foremost gardening charity announced this year’s recipients of the prestigious RHS Annual Awards. Regarded internationally as being among the highest distinctions in horticulture, the RHS presented 23 awards to those who have demonstrated horticultural excellence, personal endeavour and a passion to succeed within the industry. The highest accolade the RHS bestows, The…

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  • Photo of Green-tech to sponsor Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018

    Green-tech to sponsor Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018

    Green-tech has announced that it is sponsoring Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation, which is in its fourth year. Established to recognise the achievements of ambitious young people within the industry, the initiative has attracted widespread interest and by the end of 2018, will have recognised 120 members of the landscaping industry’s ‘next generation’. Jim Wilkinson, managing director of Pro Landscaper magazine, said: “At Pro Landscaper we are very proud of our products and their position within the market, but 30 Under 30: The Next Generation has to be one of the most significant initiatives that we have…

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  • Photo of Gardenscapes takes home ‘Best of Customer Service’ award at Houzz

    Gardenscapes takes home ‘Best of Customer Service’ award at Houzz

    Horley Surrey, 5 March, 2018 – Gardenscapes of Horley and Billingshurst has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The The 19-year-old garden design and landscape construction company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, home improvement and design industry professionals. The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz.…

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  • Photo of The Parks Trust wins Leisure, Entertainment & Arts Category at Business Achievement Awards

    The Parks Trust wins Leisure, Entertainment & Arts Category at Business Achievement Awards

    Self-financing charity The Parks Trust is thrilled to have won the Leisure Entertainment & Arts Category at the 2018 Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards. A new category for 2018, the award recognises the extensive and varied events and activities programme facilitated by The Parks Trust. In 2017, the charity organised and enabled over 500 events in its parkland, from popular, standalone favourites World Picnic and Spooky Halloween Walks to smaller, regular events such as Women’s Walking Network and Tree Tots. Additionally, The Parks Trust offers an extensive programme of community engagement, working with local communities to encourage them to engage…

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  • Photo of Young Gardeners of the Year hopefuls unveil design

    Young Gardeners of the Year hopefuls unveil design

    Writtle University College’s team for the Young Gardeners of the Year competition have unveiled their design. The annual competition is organised by celebrity gardener David Domoney and gives students invaluable experience of designing and building a show garden. Delivered in association with The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, this year’s competition is being held at Ascot Racecourse for the first time, at the new Ascot Spring Garden Show this April. It will see six of the UK’s leading horticultural colleges create a show-stopping back garden and go head-to-head for the title – which Writtle won last year, along with a…

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  • Photo of Registration open for 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018

    Registration open for 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018

    Registration for the 30 Under 30: The Next Generation awards is now open. Following three groundbreaking years of showcasing young talent in the landscaping industry, Pro Landscaper is thrilled to announce their return at this year’s FutureScape in November. Previous winners have proclaimed the benefits that winning has given them. Lexi Harrison of Hultons Landscapes says: “[Winning the award] was perfect for raising my profile within the industry.” Michael Buck of Hortus Loci goes onto say the awards: “Provided me with a fantastic platform for networking with likeminded people and facilitated the promotion of the industry when talking to the…

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  • Photo of Rolawn awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2018

    Rolawn awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2018

    The Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers has been awarded to Rolawn for another year. Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews. Those that meet the high standard, based on the number of reviews they have collected, and their average rating, are awarded a badge of honour. This accreditation is a true reflection of a business’s commitment to outstanding service as all reviews are verified unique from bone fide customers. Rolawn met…

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  • Photo of Entries for the BALI Awards now open

    Entries for the BALI Awards now open

    Entries for the 42nd BALI National Landscape Awards  are now open. Supported by headline sponsor and BALI Registered Affiliate member Green-tech, this year’s Awards promise to be the most hotly contested to date. BALI Registered Members are now invited to visit the BALI Awards website at baliawards.co.uk to review the entry guidelines and find out about Early Bird deadlines. Entries are submitted online and construction, maintenance and design schemes will be visited by BALI Awards adjudicators between June and August, with the International, Affiliate Exceptional Service and Employer Excellence Awards reviewed by the panel before the National Award winners are…

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