Eighteen firms make it to the shortlist for Association of Professional Landscapers awards

The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) has drawn up a shortlist for its annual awards which it says are more crucial than ever in times of economic downturn.

Ten categories of awards include projects under £20,000 to those over £250,000, hard landscaping and soft planting.

APL chair and head of judges Mark Gregory said choosing winners for the event which is sponsored by Bradsone got tougher year on year.

"The standard of entries is exceptionally high. It is great to see this year that we have a number of members who have entered for the first time. I cannot emphasise enough the value that awards can have to a business – particularly in tough times when you really need to stand out from the rest."

The judging panel included Richard Barnard from Hillier Landscapes, Adam Frost from Adam Frost Designs, Juliet Roberts from Gardens Illustrated and Sarah Eberle from Sarah Eberle Landscape Design.


The shortlisted entries are:

Project Value Under £20,000

Adams Landscape Contractors

Artscape Design & Build Ltd

Hambrooks Landscapes

James Bird Landscapes Ltd


Project Value £20,000 - £40,000


James Bird Landscapes Ltd


Project Value £40,000 - £100,000

Artscape Design & Build Ltd

Vandenberg-Hider Landscape Design

Wildroof Landscapes


Project Value £100,000 - £250,000

Artscape Design & Build Ltd

Walmsley Shaw


Project Value Over £250,000

Acre Landscapes

RG Landscapes & Construction Ltd


Hard Landscaping

Adams Landscape Contractors

Claudia de Yong Designs



Overall Design and Build

Arun Landscapes

Frogheath Landscapes

New Eden Landscapes Ltd


Commercial Garden

Acre Landscapes

Plevey & Sons Ltd

The Garden Builders


Special Feature

Artscape Design & Build Ltd

The Garden Builders

Marshall Landscapes


Young Achievers Award

To be announced at the Awards

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