Results 2016

Grand Award

WILLERBY LANDSCAPES FOR REGENERATION OF KINGS CROSS

Domestic Garden Construction

Domestic Garden Construction

Northumbrian Landscaping for Beach Bears





One of Northumbrian Landscaping’s favourite recent projects was a coastal garden called Beach Bears. Peter, from Northumbrian Landscaping, says the garden was a pleasure to work on. “Almost all of the materials were recycled from driftwood and other things found floating around in our local waters,” he exp...

Finalist: Designscape for a Private Residence in Chester





This rear garden in the suburbs of Chester was designed by Janine Crimmins Garden Design and required the removal of the existing 1970s style scheme that had become overgrown and no longer fulfilled the needs of the client.

New diamond sawn paving now provides a well-defined terrace area that sits well with the scheme. Box hedging gives...

Finalist: J & S Scapes for a Private Residence in Princes Risborough





The client brief to designer Maggie Hughes was going to be a challenge. It was a small space surrounded by walls on all three sides and was struggling for privacy and light. The design was to include a seating area, ideally no lawn and to make better use of the shady space near the rear gate. The brief was met by the design, the cli...
Domestic Garden Construction

The Cotswold Garden Company for A Private Residence in Hatherop





The finished garden had to have immaculate planting/turfing to execute the design. The work was carried out over a short timescale working along with the main contractor on the project. The plan had been drawn in two dimensions with no levels taken into consideration on the site.

On starting the project it was found that the two en...

Finalist: Jeff Annand Contracting for Two Become One





Having recently converted two houses into one, the client contracted Jeff Annand Contracting to combine the two gardens and work to a commissioned design. A limited palette of materials was used for the paving, raised beds, steps, patio area and water feature to provide a modern atmosphere that complements the house refurbis...
Domestic Garden Construction

Landscaping Solutions for a Private Residence in London Borough of Richmond





This garden on the fringes of Richmond Park in Greater London underwent a transformation from an expanse of lawn with a couple of sheds and an old terrace to an attractive space for family enjoyment. The finished garden has something for everyone including a large lawn, a putting green and a gym/studio to the rear.

The main focus of...

Finalist: Armstrong Landscapes for Park View









The project is unusual in that the driveway and both front and rear gardens were included in the design and construction. The existing gravel driveway required upgrading using granite cobbles and new planted borders to create an entrance that invites and welcomes guests to the property. Although the front garden is not large...

Finalist: The Cotswold Garden Company for a Private Residence in Tetbury





The project is a complete reconstruction of the gardens around the Old Rectory including extensive planting and topiary, sawn York stone paving, bespoke metal edging and cobble paths. Contractor designed lighting and irrigation scheme with automated irrigation system and remote lighting. 




Finalist: Graduate Gardeners for a Private Residence in Painswick, Gloucestershire





The property has undergone extensive refurbishment and the garden completed the overall project for the client. Part of the brief was to reposition the drive away from the house to give the house a front garden because prior to the works it felt that the house sat on the drive itself. A formal parterre-style garden was designed to the front...

Finalist: Turf 'n' Earth for a Private Residence in Pool-in-Wharfdale





The project comprised a radial driveway entering and exiting through double automated Iroko gates set in a newly rendered boundary wall with matching Iroko fencing and a central Iroko pedestrian gate opening onto a gravelled footpath. Also used were a radial “cobbletech” sett driveway reflected in commercial-grade Elizabeth...
Domestic Garden Construction

Water Gems (Alba) for a Private Residence in Merchiston, Edinburgh





The clients’ house in the Merchiston area of Edinburgh was being renovated and a new extension built. The clients wanted the gardens, front, side and rear to be stripped out, new gardens designed, built and planted to a high standard while building works were carried out.

The design required the construction of a s...

Finalist: The Garden Company for a Private Residence in Pinner





The busy clients wanted a low-maintenance and fantastic-looking garden they could use for entertaining with distinct spaces, a child-safe water feature and an area for relaxing in privacy while having the feeling of being surrounded by plants. This meant the space had to be designed with a number of raised planters splitting the levels....

Finalist: Tony Benger Landscaping for Chilthorne Domer Manor





The design and build of a new drive entrance to a grade II listed manor house involved moving an old tennis court that was 5m from the front door, excavating and installing the base of a new court, installing services to two sets of barns and the installation of electric gates while creating a new entrance with stone pillars. Stone ...

Finalist: Designscape for a Private Residence in Chelford





This project involved the implementation of a completely new garden at this new build property. The client and designer brief specified an exacting standard, with exceptional attention to detail at all stages. The main challenges were stabilising ground that had become overworked and boggy and working around other trades on a busy ...

Finalist: Land Design Partnership for a Private Residence in Stelling Minnis





Working closely with the client, the landscape designer and the local authority’s guidelines, work comprised the infrastructure around a new build Huf Haus project. Hard and soft landscaping elements included clay paved and hardwood deck terrace areas to the house, a new reinforced “green” driveway, extensi...

Finalist: PWP Landscape Design for Contemporary Garden & Pavilion, Leeds





The brief was to build a modern landscape to complement this new build architectural home. The sheltered south-facing steep banks, originally home to an orchid nursery, provided interesting design opportunities. The main features of the scheme include a 50sq m green roof garden pavilion with an integral remote control gas fire; a 20...

Finalist: Frosts Landscape Construction for a Private Residence in Burnham Market





The design, supply and installation of all hard and soft landscaping to a private residence saw the use of shell and anthracite paving, granite setts, permeable resin-bound gravel, gabion retaining walls, oak sleeper revetments, metal edgings, cobbles, composite decking, cedar screening and Corten steel s...

Finalist: Graduate Gardeners for a Private Residence in Rowington, Warwickshire





Graduate Gardeners was asked by the client to take over a scheme that had been started by another company but had not worked out. Graduate Gardeners worked closely with the client and redesigned the garden while still trying to incorporate some of the features that had already been started. The garden sits primarily at the front of the...

Living Landscapes for a Private Residence in Kingston





This project involved the complete redesign of the rear garden area and the creation of a new outdoor swimming pool. The installation and creation of a large outdoor living space at the rear of the property incorporated a barbecue and cooking area as well as outdoor seating with a bioethanol bespoke fireplace as the central featur...

Finalist: Gavin Jones for a Private Residence in Weybridge, Surrey





After several meetings with the client, the concept of a Japanese-style garden was agreed. The pièce de résistance — or “pisu de ra teiko” in Japanese — is the Zen garden, which was inspired by a collection of images put together by the client and worked into the design by in-house designer Ben Lowry. It ...

Finalist: In-Ex Landscapes for a Private Residence in Radlett





The site, which was once the home to the singer Alison Moyet, was purchased by its current owners with the intention of creating a contemporary home for them and their three teenage daughters. Across four different levels, the house encompasses 16,000sq ft, containing an indoor swimming pool complex, tennis court and...

Finalist: Living Landscapes for a Private Residence in East Horsley





Following a redevelopment of the property including the construction of two new extensions, a complete landscaping of the front and rear gardens was required. In the front, access points from the road were created. Brick entrances, a central water feature, a granite parking area and a gravel driveway were also installed...

Soft Landscaping Construction (non-domestic)

Soft Landscaping Construction (non-domestic)

Acre Landscapes for Serpentine Sackler Gallery





The team behind the soft landscaping of the new gallery had two-and-a-half years to procure and install the landscape scheme. The gardens were designed to surround the Zaha Hadid extension to the gallery with naturalistic planting to complement and enhance the building and to merge the garden with the surrounding environment of Hyde Park an...

Finalist: Hultons Landscapes for Sci-Tech Plot 2





To construct a new linear park within the existing infrastructure of the Science & Technology Park at Daresbury, the work consisted of clearing existing mature trees. There was also extensive ground remodelling and integrated hard landscaping to encourage use of the new seating and outdoor facilities, which are surrounded by ext...

Finalist: Frosts Landscape Construction for 127-135 Sloane Street, London





The project on Sloane Street in south-west London involved the design, supply and installation of an irrigation system as well as all soils, planters, plants and mulch. 




Soft Landscaping Construction (non-domestic)

In-Ex Landscapes for Woodberry Down (Kick Start Site 3)





Woodberry Park is a luxury development in Finsbury Park, north London, located on the banks of the New River and West Reservoir. The landscaping scheme required design development with the architect and included private courtyard spaces together with public walkways along the river that are swathed in drift planting and mature speci...

Finalist: Blakedown Landscapes (SE) for Basing View Business Park





Basing View is a 18ha business park and its transformation has modernised the character of this chalk downland site. This has provided a catalyst to new commerce to the business park. This complicated regeneration scheme involved transforming the poorly maintained and mix- match park into a uniformed site. Work was conducted with Basingstok...

Finalist: Land Engineering (Scotland) for New Dumbarton Cemetery)





The new Dumbarton Cemetery has been created to augment the town’s existing historic facility. It does this and so much more. The project has created an infrastructure of roads, parking spaces and footpaths that wind their way up through the sloping landscape. Natural stone materials have been used to create an entrance feature,...

Finalist: Urban Planters (Chelmsford, Cambridge, & East London) for Westfield Stratford City Landscaping Enhancement





Westfield Stratford City shopping centre is adjacent to the Olympic Park and Urban Planters was engaged to provide the internal and external landscaping. The client wanted to re-naturalise the urban space and introduce a biodiversity concept. Urban Planters developed a scheme using raised timber planters around the site and incorporate...

Finalist: Living Landscapes Ltd for The Islands at Chester Zoo





The Chester Zoo lslands project is a £40m development and has been in planning for five years. It covers an area of 14 acres and consists of a series of islands representing the South East Asian islands of the Philippines and Indonesia including Panay, Papua, Bali, Sumba, Sumatra and Sulawesi. Linked by a series o...

Finalist: Kings Landscapes (Milton Keynes) for Royal Wharf Development Public Park





Designed for use by the public and residents, Royal Wharf Gardens has been delivered early in the construction of this residential scheme as part of the marketing strategy. A large central lawn is enclosed by swathes of planting and trees. Lawns are dished to augment the swale, primarily designed for flood attenuation. Bridges cross...

Finalist: Kings Landscapes (Milton Keynes) for Kents Hill Project





The office building was part of a more extensive business park in Kents Hill, Milton Keynes. Originally constructed in the 1980s, the building was being modernised and refurbished by Circle Property and it was felt that the surrounding landscape also needed to be part of this improvement. The landscape treatment needed to ...

Hard Landscaping Construction (non-domestic)

The Outdoor Room for Mayfair Roof Terrace





The brief was to create a terrace for employees to use on a daily basis for breaks and lunch and provide different areas for small to larger meetings while providing a suitable setting to entertain clients and be a venue for parties.

A composite deck path leads onto a grey granite raised platform with a bar/storage area. A single step d...

Finalist: Water Gems (Alba) for Huntercombe Garden




Hospital Director Des Quinn approached garden designer Carolyn Grohmann to design a patient and staff garden to the rear of the Huntercombe Hospital. The garden required discrete-looking security fencing. The garden also had to be wheelchair-friendly and had to be built within a tight budget. Water Gems agreed to build the garden at cost. Art...

Swinburne Horticultural Services for Wynyard Hall Rose Garden





The construction of the rose garden incorporated both hard and soft features. The project included all earthwork, including the removal of existing topsoil from the site and the reuse of previously removed topsoil in newly formed planting beds.

New site drainage was installed, as well as new hard surfaces, walls, copings...

Finalist: N T Killingley for Elk Mill





Elk Mill Retail Park in Oldham was built on the site of the original Elk Mill, which was the largest textile factory of its type in the UK. The project saw the regeneration of the exterior areas of the park from April to October 2015, comprising high-quality paved pedestrian and shared vehicle areas and semi- mature tree planting an...

Finalist: Frosts Landscape Construction for Building 1030, Winnersh Triangle





This project involved the supply and installation of all hard and soft landscaping including bespoke granite benches, cladding and steps along with edgings, drainage, macadam, resin bound gravel and concrete block paving, a drainage layer, void filler, sub bases, subsoil and topsoil. 




Finalist: Frosts Landscape Construction for 127-135 Sloane Street, London





This project involved the design supply and installation of an irrigation system along with the supply and installation of all soils, planters, plants and mulch. 




Finalist: IDVERDE UK FOR WITHINGTON GREEN LANDSCAPING WORKS





The scheme was the redevelopment of the existing Withington Green open space located outside the Manchester Cancer Research Centre into a formal communal/meeting space. Works consisted of site clearance, earthworks including ground remodelling, the construction of new footpaths running alongside the site, the installation of gra...

Finalist: In-Ex Landscapes for Woodberry Down (Kick Start Site 3)





Woodberry Park is a luxury development in Finsbury Park, north London, on the banks of the New River and West Reservoir overlooking more than 42 acres of tranquil open water. The landscaping scheme required design development with the architect and included private courtyard spaces together with public walkways along the river swath...

Finalist: Greenside Landscapes for Paul Street





The scheme consisted of two separate courtyards with landscaped access routes such as bridges and walkways. Five separate landscaped roof terraces benefit from great views of the London skyline. Both courtyards form the focal point for building developments in Shoreditch. The two courtyards had their landscapes tailored to the requirements ...
Hard Landscaping Construction (non-domestic)

idverde UK FOR Exchange Quay, Salford





Contractor idverde UK was appointed by Hunter Property Fund Management to undertake the redevelopment of the existing external landscape to Exchange Quay, one of Greater Manchester’s landmark office developments.

The works encompassed clearing the existing landscape including reduce level dig, disconnection and remova...

Finalist: P Casey (Land Reclamation) for NOMA 53, Phases 2 & 3 Public Realm Works, Manchester





The NOMA public realm project aims to regenerate an inner-city site as part of a major overall development of Manchester’s city centre. Under the title Sadler’s Yard, it was to provide an iconic public square to act as a venue for social and leisure activities and act as a catalyst for the redevelopment of the surrounding bu...

Finalist: Frosts Landscape Construction for Thomas More Square, London





The project involved detailed design, supply and installation of all hard and soft landscaping. The scheme included granite paving and cladding to walls and staircases, bespoke benches form timber and granite, slot drainage, drainage boards and foundations, bins, balustrades, bollards, handrails and lighting....

Finalist: In-Ex Landscapes for Embassy Gardens, London





Extensive granite paving was carried out across the entire square in a variety of intricate designs intended to provide a vastly improved visitor experience. Granite steps provide access to the square in three strategic locations with bespoke metal planters for urban trees, shrubs and flower beds in a variety of species designed to inti...

Community and Schools Development

Ground Control for Alexandra Road Park





The £1.3m regeneration of Alexandra Road Park, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, was the first of its type to be connected with a residential development. The neighbourhood park, on the Alexandra and Ainsworth housing estate, forms a green oasis in a built-up urban area of inner London and is a rare and highly accla...

Finalist: Endrick Landscapes for Harmony Outdoor Space, STEM Centre, Ayrshire





Although the scheme was carefully designed by Timberplay the layout and aesthetics had to be developed and altered on-site to suit the surrounding woodland. Challenges were to install the play equipment to work with the natural woodland arrangement, not damage trees and roots, with water flowing from the top all the way to the burn ...

Finalist: Blakedown Landscapes (SE) for Heston Park





This project involved the creation of a new park and play facility for the local community. Works included creating a new bespoke play park, new and refurbished tennis courts, new artificial turf multi-use games area, new cricket greens and new entranceways to the park. Works also included new hard and soft landscaping throughou...

Finalist: Ground Control for Woodhouse Urban Park





Woodhouse Urban Park is a key feature of the regeneration project for south Kilburn by the London Borough of Brent that aims to make the area a better place to live by offering an accessible and welcoming environment for the existing and wider community along with the general public. Ground Control engaged with the South Kilburn Trust Group...

Finalist: Frosts Landscape Construction for Marlborough Court





This project involved the removal of existing paving and furniture sub-bases. New sub-bases, York stone paving, granite setts, resin bound gravel and gravel edgings were then supplied and installed. Tree pits, soiling, planting and tree grilles were then added, as well as new street furniture, gates and lighting....

Regeneration Scheme

Regeneration Scheme

Ground Control for Woodhouse Urban Park





Woodhouse Urban Park is a key feature of the regeneration project for South Kilburn by the London Borough of Brent that aims to make the area a better place to live by offering an accessible and welcoming environment for the existing and wider community along with the general public.

The park was designed by Erect Architecture
as part ...

Finalist: Gavin Jones for Kennington Park Flower Garden





Opened in 1854, Kennington Park was the first public park in South London. The flower garden was constructed in the 1930s in an arts & crafts design. The Friends of Kennington Park was founded in 2002 to support this valuable green space and to identify restoration projects that require attention. In 2012, £500,000 was...

Finalist: IDVERDE UK FOR GWENDWR GARDENS





Gwendwr Gardens first opened in 1949 after being gifted to what was then Fulham Council by the Gunter Estate and was built to remember residents from West Kensington who lost their lives in Second World War bombings. The renovation works included the removal of some trees, crown lifting and reduction and general thinning. Crazy pav...

Finalist: Land Engineering (Scotland) for Restoration of Walled Garden at Rouken Glen Park





The Walled Garden is an historic feature in Rouken Glen Public Park that had fallen into disrepair in recent years. The restoration project has regenerated the garden, conserving where practicable the original built fabric. The design has reintroduced the historic framework and period style while improving public access. Heritage c...

Finalist: IDVERDE UK FOR MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY NEW PEDESTRIAN LINK





The project was fully delivered in line with the required timescales and to a quality that will provide a lasting legacy for the entire NOMA neighbourhood as part of Manchester’s iconic city centre. 




Regeneration Scheme

Willerby Landscapes for Regeneration of Kings Cross





A vibrant new city quarter is being transformed from underused industrial wasteland. The King’s Cross development possesses a sense of consistency and unity, while allowing the designers to express their own style and personality. The public squares and gardens come in all shapes and sizes and Willerby Landscapes has been working ...

Finalist: Blakedown Landscapes (SE) for Grosvenor & Hilbert Park





The project involved refurbishing the park and creating a feature hub area. Work included new brick walls in the lake area and grotto wall refurbishment, creating and refurbishing planting beds, a clay bund to create wetland areas, granite paving and walls to the hub area along with resin bound paving, feature seating and tr...

Finalist: Ground Control for Alexandra Road Park





Ground Control worked closely with the architects to carry out all the hard and soft landscaping works to fit the grade II listed surroundings. All materials used matched those of the original build wherever possible using the original designs to replicate concrete structures, pavers and furniture but utilising modern construction and d...

Finalist: Land Engineering (Scotland) for The Maze, Dumfries House, Ayrshire





The Maze, a new addition to the Dumfries House estate, is part of a wider project to regenerate the historic parkland that surrounds this beautiful stately home for the enjoyment of the local community and visitors. The project has been taken from concept through to realisation, creating an evocative landscape. The Maze is circu...

Finalist: IDVERDE UK FOR WORMHOLT PARK





Wormholt Park is a small park in Shepherds Bush. It was opened in 1911 but by the 1980s the park was in need of regeneration. In 2009 a group of friends got together to campaign for better maintenance and construction, work began in 2015. New shrubs were planted in the flower beds, a new spring-flowering witch hazel walkway was plan...

Finalist: Frosts Landscape Construction for Magic Garden, Hampton Court





Project management covered the whole garden and design. Landscape elements included eight magical creature sculptures including a 25m-long dragon, a lighting scheme, aerial walkway, timber decking and pergola, water feature, York stone steps, Cedec and resin paths, a sand pit, AstroTurf edgings, etch...

Finalist: Blakedown Landscapes (SE) for Camberwell Green





Camberwell Green is an historic small urban park with mature trees dating back to the late 19th or early 20th century. The works, which aimed to regenerate the green space and make it a more useable area for the local community, included a new children’s play area, tree and shrub planting, bespoke concrete feature wall...

Grounds Maintenance

Nurture Landscapes for Farnborough Business Park

Farnborough Business Park is a mixed-use business environment offering a range of office accommodation set in 125 acres of mature landscaped grounds comprising a main square area, extensive lawns and formal trimmed hedges. A team of five full-time gardeners is dedicated to maintaining the landscape.





The park is home to national and ...
Grounds Maintenance

idverde UK, submitted by Quadron Services for Queen's Park, Loughborough





Queen’s Park is the most extensive living element of the public realm in Loughborough. An important leisure and recreation resource for the town since its inception, it continues to be widely used today. The park was awarded Green Flag status for the first time in 2008 and has retained it ever since.

Its stunning floral displa...

Finalist: Tony Benger Landscaping for Clarks Village, Street, Somerset





Tony Benger Landscaping was engaged to manage the landscaped grounds around the Clarks Village designer shopping outlet in Street, Somerset, to create a less municipal planting scheme and a welcoming village feel. The client was so impressed with the work that Tony Benger Landscaping was asked to enter into a three-year contract to ...

Finalist: idverde UK, submitted by Quadron Services for Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, London





This 5.7ha park opened in 1934 forms an outstanding setting for London’s Imperial War Museum. Grounds maintenance of the park (excluding the area immediately in front of the museum) has been handled by idverde, via its subsidiary company Quadron, since May 2004. Four static staff are employed in the park. Key maintenance tasks...

Finalist: idverde UK, submitted by Quadron Services for Coombe Wood Garden, Croydon





This ornamental garden on the outskirts of central Croydon was opened to the public in 1948, is open all year round and has held a Green Flag Award since 2008. It has great amenity value for local residents as well as attracting visitors from further afield. The garden has been maintained by idverde, via its subsidiary company ...

Finalist: ISS Facility Services Landscaping for Chirton Dene Park and Redburn Dene Park, North Shields





Chirton Dene and Redburn Dene Parks (approximately 6ha combined) were created through the Royal Quays regeneration project. Built on the site of a timber yard, Chirton Dene is traditional in its design, with a stream running through it to create a small lake and waterfalls that cascade downhill through its own little valley towards ...

Finalist: D.R. Howse Services for Wotton in Bloom





The scope of the work includes lawn maintenance — a huge challenge with a footfall of 3.7 million in 2015 — maintaining the numerous planters around the site including the provision of seasonal planting, the supply and maintenance of 120 hanging baskets and the maintenance of all planted areas including their gradual replace...

Gavin Jones for Portman Square





Portman Square was originally laid out circa 1780 and completely relandscaped in the early 1900s, resulting in the form we see today with informal winding paths between the entrance gates and across the central lawn. There are many notable mature London planes grown over varied trees and shrubs.

Major rejuvenation in 2005 and 2014 d...

BALI Registered Contractors and Registered Designers Joint Submission

ESSE Landscapes & Louisa Bell for Holly House





Holly House forms part of a new development, built on the site of an old house and lake. Louisa Bell from The Lovely Garden and Esse Landscapes overcame the complexity of the levels and made-up ground to create a large family garden and worked with a large number of different managers at the centre over the past two years, developin...

Interior Landscape – Maintenance Only

Nurture Landscapes for Swiss Re Offices, London





Bespoke cabinet troughs were installed across the floor planted in lines of various colourful succulents.

Judges’ comments

This is a fantastic interior planting scheme on the sixth floor of the iconic “gherkin” building in central London and comprises 60 troughs with 900 plants covering 30 different species. It is ...

Finalist: Rowan Landscapes for Hawk Training Offices, London





Rowan Landscapes has looked after the plants at Hawk Training since 2008. During this time the number of interior plant displays maintained there has grown as the client company has got bigger. The client brief has always been to keep the office space looking as green and colourful as possible and to provide a welcoming environment for both...

Best Innovation / Technology used in a Landscape Scheme

Land Engineering (Scotland) for The Maze, Dumfries House, Ayrshire





The Maze, a new addition to the Dumfries House estate, is part of a wider project to regenerate the parkland that surrounds this stately home for the enjoyment of the local community and visitors alike. The project has been taken from original concept through to realisation, creating a landscape that evokes the royal gardens of ...

Green Roof Installations and Roof Gardens

Elite Landscapes for Fulham Riverside





Barratt London is the market-leading residential developer in the capital. With more than 30 years of experience, the company has established a reputation for producing quality housing schemes within central London and the surrounding boroughs.

Fulham Riverside in SW6 is an imaginative scheme that utilises land space and location to...

International Award

Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute for Poetic Reinterpretation of DULE Garden in Mandarin Palace





 





AChinese painting created in the 16th century reveals a poetic geometrical world distinct from the image of a traditional Chinese garden known to the public. This virtual world is poetically reinterpreted to a contemporary design work in China during the construction of Mandarin Palace landscape in Nanjing.

DULE Garden...

Finalist: Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute for Gui'an Ecological Innovation Park





With an area of 6.9ha, the Innovation Park is located in Gui’an’s new district in Guizhou Province. In the centre of the park is a valley surrounded by gullies and terraced fields. To the west is Moon Lake Park, to the southwest a planned administration centre and to the north pine forest. 




Finalist: Ecoland Planning and Design Corporation for Red Stone Community Park Phase I





The founding principle behind this masterplan is to represent and preserve the site’s unique nature identity. The team created corridors that flowed between the main areas to present the public with a comfortable and co-ordinated environment and spaces appropriate to all ages. The name and vision for the park were inspired by the indi...

Finalist: Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute for Duolun Longze Lake Park





Longze Lake is an artificial lake with an area of 41.33ha that sits on the desert steppe at the downstream of the three-river confluence. So far it has been the largest waterfront park in Duolun-nuur town. 




Finalist: Atelier DYJG for Longkou Linyuan Park





Longkou, an agricultural county 30 years ago, has now become a city with 680,000 residents. But with a lack of infrastructure, especially public green space, the city has long needed its own park. In 2007, the government allocated a 13.6ha plot of land and Linyuan Park came into being. The landscape architects h...

Finalist: Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute for From Coal Mining Subsidence Area to Urban Wetland Park, Huaibei Southlake Park





Southlake Park is a large national wetland park transformed from coal mine subsidence lakes. Specific landscape measures included prioritising public safety, connecting bodies of water, redesigning revetments, greening the waterfront, improving bird habitats and linking roads. Now the beauty of water, trees, flowers ...

Design Excellence Awards

Anne Jennings, Viridian Landscape Studio, for a Private Residence in Chelsea









The clients had recently purchased this unusual Chelsea home that they intend to use only for part of the year when they visit the UK. The garden was to play a crucial part in the overall style and vision for the house and the small space (112sq m) was to be designed in exquisite detail.

The clients were away in Hong Kong throug...

Finalist: David Keary, Keary Design Associates, for Riverside Meadows





Set on the waterfront in Shrewsbury, this highly sought after prime development land, central to the medieval town, now boasts beautiful landscaped gardens overlooking the River Severn. The scheme called for the designing and refining of landscape plans for this development, built on the site of the old Shrewsbury Town FC fo...

Finalist: Nigel Philips, Nigel Philips Landscape and Garden Design, for Lower Randles





This is a complete rebuild of the house and landscape. The house is a converted A-frame steel barn built on an existing footprint surrounded by parkland including meadow and ancient woodland. The scheme included a stone terrace and steps, lower and upper ponds with rockery and fountains, pleached hedging, a sculpture by Michael ...

Finalist: Anthea Harrison, Anthea Harrison Garden Design, for a Private Residence in Wheathampstead





This is a complete landscaping scheme for a new build on a site in open countryside. The design centres around a natural swimming pool as the focal point to the garden with all areas connected by paths and some by water that flows into and out of the pool. Significant areas of planting are offset by a simple palette of materials. The scheme...

Finalist: Anne Jennings, Viridian Landscape Studio, for Cliveden House Stage Two

Cliveden House is a hotel and spa in a 375-acre estate under the custodianship of the National Trust. The hotel owns the spa garden (where the Profumo scandal of the 1960s began) that is due to be refurbished in 2017. Other areas under hotel ownership and covered by this award entry include the Clocktower Courtyard and the Garden Terraces. Given th...

Finalist: Patricia Fox, Aralia Garden Design, for Rundle House Country Garden





The house is a late 14th century grade II* listed building in a small village in Essex. The clients were in the process of carrying out architectural renovations to the main house that prompted the redesign of the immediate courtyard space connecting the house to the wider garden. The clients were looking to bring the outdated space up to a...

Affiliate Exceptional Service

Harrod UK





Harrod Horticultural has an enviable reputation as the leading expert for garden structure design and manufacture that has gone from strength to strength in this family business. It originally started out in 1954 by selling allotment nets in Exchange & Mart and now employs more than 160 people and has a turnover of £15m and hosts ...

Finalist: Green-tech





Green-tech is a leading UK supplier to the landscaping, forestry and horticultural industries, distributing products that help to protect, enhance and improve plants and their environment. Founded in North Yorkshire by Richard and Rachel Kay in 1994, the company remains a family-owned business, employing more than 60 loc...

Finalist: Makita UK





Makita is the leading world-class brand of professional power tools and accessories known for quality, performance and durability in rigorous industrial use. As market leader, Makita is Britain’s number-one professional power tool manufacturer and the only brand with a UK manufacturing facility, which is located in Telford...

Finalist: Provender Nurseries





Founded in 2004, Provender Nurseries is an independent business that rebranded in 2013. The company’s
stated mission is to supply innovative plants and landscape materials in a stimulating environment. Its knowledgeable team allows customers to build a relationship of trust by continually striving to excel in its range of plants&...

Finalist: Ronacrete





Ronacrete has been manufacturing chemicals and materials for use in the construction industry since 1969. Since then the product range has developed into a number of sectors. Since entering the hard landscaping market 15 years ago, the company has gone on to become the UK market leader in the supply of resin bound and resin bonded surfa...

Finalist: HAHN Plastics





For more than 20 years the Hahn Group has been the point of contact for recycling plastic into new products. Hahn Plastics is part of the group, European leader in the development and manufacture of outdoor, technical recycled plastic products. Using state-of-the-art technology and moulding tools, along with its technical e...

Employer Excellence Award

Ground Control





“Our people are Ground Control.” To grow from 8m to 85m in 12 years is an extraordinary achievement and a testimony to Ground Control’s award-winning culture and values. The company has created an environment in which people can learn and grow, driving a focused energy that has bought a multitude of rewards in which it...

Finalist: Harrod UK





Harrod Horticultural has an enviable reputation as the leading expert for garden structure design and manufacture that has gone from strength to strength in this family business that originally started out in 1954 by selling allotment nets in Exchange & Mart and now employs more than 160 people, has an annual turnover of £15m ...

Finalist: Green-tech





Green-tech is a leading UK supplier to the landscaping, forestry and horticultural industries, distributing products that help to protect, enhance and improve plants and their environment. Founded in North Yorkshire by Richard and Rachel Kay in 1994, the company remains a family-owned business, employing more than 60 loc...

Finalist: Hultons Landscapes





Hultons believes that having the right people working together in collaboration is the most important factor in its continued success. The company says it is passionate about training great people and supporting them to have rewarding careers. A large investment has been made in training, with its in-house programmes being designed...

Finalist: Nurture Landscapes





Nurturing its team, its clients and the environment is the keystone of Nurture Landscapes, an award-winning national landscape maintenance and winter gritting business.

Nurture is passionate about enhancing asset value and rewarding its employees at every opportunity. Staff are part of a generous employee share scheme enabling t...

Finalist: Kingston Landscape Group





Kingston Landscape Group aims to be the number-one provider of soft landscaping to the commercial, residential and educational sectors across London and the South East. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, earlier this year the company rebranded from Kingston Garden Services to the Kingston Landscape Group to more accurately reflect t...

Finalist: N T Killingley





Established almost 45 years ago, NT Killingley has grown over the years to become a significant local employer providing jobs to 120 people. The company considers itself an excellent employer and has staff who value it as much as it values them, which creates a family feel while being progressive and innovative. It has tried to reta...

Finalist: Nicholsons Nurseries





Being in the team at Nicholsons is a way of life. One client recently said: “Please pass our thanks on to all of your colleagues who oversaw and implemented Jon’s excellent vision with such great care and attention. Every single person we’ve met wearing the ‘Nicholsons polo’ has been unbelievably polite, pr...

Special Award

Land Engineering (Scotland) for The Maze, Dumfries House, Ayrshire

Construction work included groundworks, site preparation and power, water and drainage services installation; a traditional random rubble stone perimeter wall and reinforced concrete foundations with sandstone cladding.

A Japanese-style pavilion sits at the centre of the maze, surrounded by a central reflecti...

Northumbrian Landscaping for Beach Bears

One of Northumbrian Landscaping’s favourite recent projects was a coastal garden called Beach Bears, a reference to the owners of thegarden, who are the force behind Bear Nibbles — natural fruit snacks aimed at persuading younger generations to eat more healthily.

The design of the garden centres around a ...
Special Award

SWINBURNE HORTICULTURAL SERVICES FOR WYNYARD HALL ROSE GARDEN





The walled garden at Wynyard Hall Rose Garden has been transformed into one of England’s finest rose gardens, in which the intrinsically English tradition of growing roses is combined with formal and informal spaces, the provision of lawn areas, crisp geometric water in contrast to informal layout, points and vist...

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