BALI National Landscape Awards - the winners

Entrants to the 35th annual BALI National Landscape Awards won high praise at a gala event last week.

The Grand Award went to the Landscape Group for Broadway in Salford Quays, Manchester - image: HW
The Grand Award went to the Landscape Group for Broadway in Salford Quays, Manchester - image: HW

Winners and principal winners of the 35th BALI National Landscape Awards, run in association with Horticulture Week, were announced at London's Grosvenor House on Friday.

Awards ranged from domestic gardens to massive regeneration schemes, as well as best international project, roof garden and interior landscapes. Headline sponsor was Rigby Taylor.

The Grand Award – celebrating the best of the best entries – went to the Landscape Group for Broadway in Salford Quays, Manchester. The scheme’s creation involved floating 40 barges laden with Chinese stone along the Manchester Canal.

Principal and special award winners announced on Friday in front of more than 700 leaders of the landscape industry included:

•    Grand Award Winner – Landscape Group, Broadway Salford Quays, Manchester (sponsor Rigby Taylor)
•    Domestic Garden Construction up to £20,000 – James Bird Landscapes, Stone Cottage, Manor Road, Sheffield.  (Sponsor Aggregate Industries)
•    Domestic Garden Construction £20,000-£50,000 – Landscaping Solutions, Private residence, London (Sponsor Cuprinol Trade)
•    Domestic Garden Construction £50,000-£100,000 – Nurture Landscapes, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire (Sponsor Johnsons of Whixley)
•    Domestic Garden Construction £100,000-£250,000 – Outdoor Options, Great Oaks, Fairmile Lane, Cobham, Surrey (Sponsor Palmstead)
•    Domestic Garden Construction over £250,000 – Bartholomew Landscaping, private residence, London (Sponsor Euro Plants)
•    Soft Landscaping Construction £300,000-£1.5m – Graduate Gardeners, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham (sponsor Topsoil)
•    Soft Landscaping Construction over £1.5m – Elite Landscapes, Dorchester Hotel, Ascot, Berkshire (Sponsor, Hillier Nurseries)
•    Hard Landscaping Construction under £300,000 – Bartholomew Landscaping, English Martyrs Primary School, London (Sponsor Natural Paving)
•    Hard Landscaping Construction £300,000-£1.5m – Land Engineering (Scotland), Garscube Road, Glasgow (Sponsor Quinton Edwards)
•    Hard Landscaping Construction over £1.5m – The Landscape Group, Broadway, Salford Quays, Manchester (Sponsor, Stockscape)
•    Restoration & Regeneration Scheme – The Landscape Group, Arundel Square Gardens, London (Sponsor, Top Green)
•    International Award – Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design, Tangshan Nanhu Eco-city Central Park (Sponsor, The Landscape Group)
•    Landscape Design Excellence Award under £50,000 - Jacquetta Menzies, Charlesworth, Derbyshire (Sponsor, Stonemarket)
•    Landscape Design Excellence Award over £50,000 – Janine Pattison, Dairy Farm Lodge, Dorset (Sponsor, Readyhedge)
•    Grounds Maintenance (free public access) – Gavin Jones, Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, Slough (Sponsor, Kubota)
•    Grounds Maintenance (business and private areas with limited public access) - Gavin Jones, Sefton Park, Stoke Poges (Sponsor Ransomes Jacobsen)
•    Interior Landscape (installation) - Planters Horticulture, Grosvenor House, Dubai, UAE
•    Interior Landscape (maintenance only) Ambius, Turnbury Resort Hotel, Ayrshire (Sponsor, Horticulture Week)
•    Best Innovation/Technology used in a Landscape Scheme – Land Engineering (Scotland), Garscube Road, Glasgow (Sponsor, Clear Water Revival)
•    Employer of the Year – Glendale Managed Services  (Sponsored by Andersplus Horticlture)
•    Green Roofs/Living Walls – Frosts Landscape Construction, Mint Hotel, London (sponsor, Boughton)
•    Special Award – Roof Garden – Gavin Jones, St David’s 2, Cardiff (Sponsored by Bourne Amenity)
•    Special Award – Design & Build – Bartholomew  Landscaping, English Martyrs School, London (Sponsor Green-Tech)
•    Special Award – Best Newcomer to BALI – Bartholomew Landscapes (Sponsor BALI)
•    WorldSkills UK Landscape Gardening Competition – Jack Stanford, Sparsholt College; Ewan Sewell, Bishop Burton College (Sponsor Marshalls)

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