Entry call for new category at Hampton Court Flower Show

Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) has teamed up with the RHS to create a membership deal for a new category at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show awards.

APL members will be able to submit entries, without charge, for the new category at the show, which runs from 3 to 8 July.

The design category will look for High Impact, Low Cost gardens or garden areas.

"This aims to showcase a practical approach to gardens that also provide a wow factor," said APL.

"Visitors will be able to recreate the garden design, based on a fixed budget for hard landscaping, plant material and labour."

Four gardens will be chosen to show what can be achieved for budgets of £5,000, £7,000, £10,000 and £13,000. The design can be any size and shape between 30 to 50sq m and reflect any part of the garden or a small garden.

APL chairman and RHS show exhibitor Mark Gregory said:

"This is a fantastic opportunity to show off great garden design and landscaping on a fixed budgets. There is sure to be great interest and ‘takeaway’ appeal."

Closing date for applications is 27 January 2012, contact apl@the-hta.org.uk or mandyalmond@rhs.org.uk.

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