The Association of Professional Landscapers' (APL) ‘Precious Resources’ garden, designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes and built by a collaboration of the founder members of the APL North West Cluster Group was named the People’s Choice award for the Best Small Garden, as well as winning silver at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park.
The garden which was sponsored by Bradstone, was built by Andy Kirman of Kirman Design, Steve Foxcroft and Simon Bird of Foxcroft Landscapes, Mick Topp of Vision Landscapes and Stephen Hargreaves of Seasonal Landscapes.
An APL exhibit was also voted the People’s Choice at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. There the ‘Four Corners’ garden, was sponsored by Provender Nurseries, designed by Peter Reader and built by APL member The Real Garden Company.
At RHS Flower Show Tatton Park ‘A Stainless Century’ won gold and Best Large Garden and was built by APL member Garden Style.
Association member Greenbelt Landscapes also won gold for the construction of the ‘Alzheimer's Society Remember to Reflect Garden’ and silver for ‘The Dirty Stop Out Garden’, both sponsored by Natural Paving.
APL chairman Mark Gregory said: "The success of the Association of Professional Landscapers at the RHS flower shows is down to one thing, the gardens are achievable and the public connect with this. The gardens are a fantastic showcase of the amazing work that APL members are capable of and this is proving popular with both judges and visitors alike. We hope our presence promotes the fact that employing an APL accredited landscaper is key to achieving a beautiful garden."