Landscape Design Excellence Award - all categories

Charlesworth, High Peak, Derbyshire - image: BALI
Charlesworth, High Peak, Derbyshire - image: BALI

Landscape Design Excellence Award - Overall project cost under £50,000

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Principal Award Winner: Jacquetta Menzies
Project: Charlesworth, High Peak, Derbyshire
Design: Jacquetta Menzies Sustainable Landscape Practice & Garden Design

A good example of a design solution for a challenging exposed site, demonstrating the designer's clear analysis of site conditions, limitations and client requirements for privacy, additional parking, and making the most of the views. The natural stone walls and paving provided a real challenge to the knowledge and creativity of the designer and skill of the contractor.

Judges' comments: Level changes have been designed into this scheme to great effect, as has the creative use of lighting to enhance evening views and extend garden use. Interesting and appropriate plant selection help soften the hard but attractive stone features.

Award Winner: Patricia Fox
Project: Regents Park Terrace, London
Design: Aralia Garden Design & Build Contractor Practice

Good spatial definition and transition is achieved selecting five different compartments, driven by the building's five levels. This may be more of a problem as the plants mature but careful maintenance could mitigate this. Good use of existing York stone flags and the overall result looks interesting and inviting.

A very competent design with a traditional approach drawn from in-depth discussions with the clients.


Landscape Design Excellence Award - Overall project cost over £50,000

Principal Award Winner: Janine Pattison

Project: Dairy Farm Lodge, Dorset
Design: Janine Pattison Garden Design Practice

Hot olive grove plantings merge with the rolling Dorset landscape beyond. An imaginative, cutting-edge design approach cleverly captures the "borrowed landscape", which has been tied back to the property using sweeping wild flower meadows to blur the boundaries and anchor the design into its surrounds. Stunning hand-sculpted sandstone cladding is brought to life at night with creative mood lighting.

Judges' comments: A show-stopping approach capturing a cool Provencal feel with a real contemporary twist. An impressive lighting scheme adds extra "wow" to this design.

Good use of subtle tones in hard landscape timber and stone products match the style of the modern property. Exceptional use of 3D sketch-up and animated walk-through from this designer.

Award Winners

John Wyer
Project: Lancaster Gate, London
Client: Northacres Minerva
Architect: Nilsson Architects

The demanding technical challenges of this partial podium site have been met with skilful design solutions and an imaginative approach to planting and layout. Structural plants form the backbone of this modern yet ornate design.

Jane Peterson
Project: A private garden in the North West
Design: Jane Peterson Garden Design Practice

A sweeping layout has a strong geometric design leading from the house interior. High-quality landscape materials and plants have been kept clean and simple to match the lines and contemporary style of the property.

Janine Pattison
Project: Treetops House, Poole
Design: Janine Pattison Garden Design Practice

This cutting-edge design features "catwalk" hardwood decks cantilevered over planting and a blue granite-lined pool. Lush tropical planting with prairie-style cover was selected to suit the mild micro-climate of this secluded hillside garden.

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