The best European interior landscapers were singled out for praise at last week's national awards ceremony of the European Federation of Interior Landscape Groups (eFig).
"What is encouraging, considering last year was difficult, is we had more entries for design and installation than for maintenance projects," said a spokeswoman. "Maintenance projects accounted for about 30 per cent of the entries. A sign things are on the up? Let’s hope so."
Judges for the awards included the Landscape Group assistant director Gareth Hardware, horticulture advisor Nicola Bristow, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew head of glasshouses Greg Redwood, and Hadlow College lecturer Stephen Harmer.
"The standard of entries this year was incredibly high, as evidenced by the number of golds, eFig vice chairman Ian Drummond, said of the awards in London. "The creativity and professionalism of our members is exceptional. We are proud of this work."
Gold, Silver and Bronze Award winners included Urban Planters Oxon, Urban Planters Northampton & Peterborough, Indoor Garden Design, Urban Planters Birmingham, Flora-Tec, Plantforce, Urban Planters London West, Urban Planters Franchise, Green Team Interiors, Urban Planters Derbyshire, Plantforce, Urban Planters London SW Franchise, Mitie, Urban Planters London East, Ambius, Urban Planters Reading and Southampton, Plantforce, Urban Planters Nottingham.