Bowles & Wyer scoops BALI Grand Award for installation featuring "stunning" planting schemes in a series of garden rooms

Bowles & Wyer has won the Grand Award at the 2018 BALI National Landscape Awards for a private residence in the Chilterns designed by Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson.

Private Garden in the Chilterns, Bowles & Wyer - BALI Grand Award Winner 2018
Private Garden in the Chilterns, Bowles & Wyer - BALI Grand Award Winner 2018

The BALI Awards adjudication panel highlighted the sheer scale of the project, from the initial major earthworks and installation of attenuation draining to the outstanding hard paving and construction of multiple walls and terraces.

"Stunning" planting schemes in a series of garden rooms had, said the judges, also benefitted from the "expert horticultural hands of the contractor", making it a worthy recipient of the Grand Award.

Commenting on the company’s achievement, outgoing chair of the adjudication panel Greg Allen said:

"It is wonderful to see a private garden scheme winning the Grand Award. The complexity and challenges of this project belie what is a simply beautiful and tranquil space."

"Designed to create a series of garden rooms, each with their own ambience and interest, this scheme is proof that however good a design may be it relies entirely for its truthful implementation on the skill and expertise of the contractor."

"Bowles & Wyer has demonstrated its professional excellence across the board and the judges’ decision to recognise the company’s achievements was unanimous."

Based near Tring on the Hertfordshire/Buckinghamshire border, Bowles & Wyer have become leading landscape and garden designers and contractors, working throughout central England and the South East.

Chris Bowles and designer John Wyer worked together since the early 1980s, officially launching Bowles & Wyer in 1993.

In 1998 the partnership was incorporated and the business has seen steady growth year on year, with an impressive repeat client list.

Chris Bowles retired from the business in July 2017 with John Wyer taking the role of chief executive officer and executive chairman, Dan Riddleston as Managing Director and Matthew Maynard as Operations Director.

The current turnover for the Bowles and Wyer Group is approximately £5m.

 


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