APL members prosper at Hampton Court

The new 'Low Cost, High Impact' category made up of Association of Professional Landscapers members all took medals at Hampton Court Flower Show.

Mark Gregory's Landform Consultants won best in show and gold for ‘Our First Home, Our First Garden’. Designed by Nilufer Danis and built on a £7,000 budget, the garden is based on a young professional couple with little spare cash and little knowledge of gardens and plants. The garden was designed to give them a contemporary space to chill in with friends and entertain with consideration given to sustainability and the garden’s carbon footprint.

Twigs Gardens and Garden House Design both won silver gilt medals for their gardens in the same category.  ‘A Compromising Situation’ designed by Richard Wanless of Twigs was created on a budget of £10,000.  The garden is based on a young couple living in a Victorian terrace. They both want different things from their outside space and this garden has been designed to satisfy them both.

‘Live Outdoors’ by Garden House Design was created on a budget of £13,000. Designed by Roger Smith, the garden aimed to demonstrate how a great design, with professional landscaping does not need to be compromised by budget restrictions.  It featured a raised deck, styled with comfortable furnishings, covered by a living pergola and a living wall behind the cooking area to create the perfect outdoor space to socialise and entertain with a feeling of seclusion and privacy.

Arun Landscapes won silver for ‘Summer in the Garden’ which was designed by Mike Harvey and built on a £13,000 budget. This garden was designed to enhance summer living outdoors with a modern 'Mediterranean' theme.  It was designed to promote small gardens that might not have a lawn and is low maintenance with low water requirements.

There were further medals elsewhere in the show with Landform Consultants also winning ‘Best in Show’ and Gold for ‘The Landform Garden’, designed by Catherine McDonald. They also won silver gilt for the construction of ‘The Badger Beer Garden’ and a bronze for the construction of ‘Do Not Adjust Your Set’.

Wyevale East Nurseries won gold for their ‘Coastal Drift’ garden which was designed by Susan Wilmott and Adele Ford and won the Student Design & Build Award 2011 competition run by the nursery.

Claudia de Yong Designs won a silver Lindley for the World Wide Conservation feature in the Plant Heritage marquee which depicted five continents to show different plants have come from before they enter British cultivation.

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