Stewart Landscape Construction named supreme winner of 2014 APL Awards

Essex-based Stewart Landscape Construction has scooped the top award at the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Awards 2014.

The APL Awards top winner - Gothic Victorian rectory by Stewart Landscape Construction
The APL Awards top winner - Gothic Victorian rectory by Stewart Landscape Construction

The company’s work on the grounds of an imposing Gothic Victorian rectory in Suffolk was hailed as a complete transformation.

The winners of the Bradstone-sponsored awards were announced at Gibson Hall in London earlier today.

Landspace took three awards; for hard landscaping, overall design and build and best £25,000-£50,000 project. The company also won a highly commended in the £25,000-£50,000 category.

Mark Chapelhow of Wildroof Landscapes in Cumbria is young achiever of the year.

Chair of the judges Richard Barnard said: "I never cease to be amazed at the constant high skill levels in producing such a variety of inspiring schemes by APL members.

"As we hopefully exit the economical restraints of recent years we are hit by atrocious weather conditions, yet this year’s awards show the strength and determination of companies in producing schemes of outstanding merit. The ceremony is an inspiring day for the industry."

The awards, now in their 18th year, recognise and promote the best in landscaping undertaken by APL members in categories that range from small projects, special features and garden maintenance to contracts of over £250,000.

This year’s judges were Richard Barnard from Hillier Landscapes, Bob Sweet, former RHS Head of Garden Judging, Sorrel Everton from Gardens Illustrated, Robin Templar Williams of Robin Williams and Associates, and James Steele-Sargent from Arun Landscapes.

The winners are:

Supreme Award, sponsored by Bradstone
Stewart Landscape Construction Ltd

Project value under £15,000

  • Winner: Twigs Gardens
  • Highly Commended: Living Gardens 2008 Ltd
  • Highly Commended: Red River Landscapes
  • Commended: Garden Box Landscape & Design
  • Commended: Muddy Wellies
  • Shortlisted: The Real Garden Company

Project value £15,000 - £25,000

  • Winner: Tendercare Nurseries Ltd
  • Highly Commended: Garden House Design
  • Commended: Arbworx Ltd
  • Shortlisted: MJT Design & Landscaping

Project value £25,000 - £50,000

  • Winner: Landspace
  • Highly Commended: Landspace
  • Commended: Oakley Landscapes
  • Commended: Robert Charles Landscapes
  • Commended: Robert Charles Landscapes
  • Shortlisted: TKE Landscaping
Project value £50,000 - £100,000
  • Winner: Garden Builders
  • Highly Commended: The Teamlandscapers
  • Commended: Hambrooks

Project value over £100,000 - £250,000

  • Winner: The Teamlandscapers
  • Commended: Outdoor Space Design
  • Commended: Millhouse Landscapes Ltd
  • Shortlisted: Linden Landscapes Domestic Gardens Ltd

Project value over £250,000

  • Winner: Stewart Landscape Construction Ltd
  • Highly Commended: Garden Art Design

Soft Landscaping

  • Winner: Big Fish Landscapes
  • Commended: Tendercare Nurseries Ltd

Hard Landscaping

  • Winner: Landspace
  • Highly Commended: Millhouse Landscapes Ltd
  • Highly Commended: Shore Landscapes
  • Highly Commended: TKE Landscaping
  • Commended: Liverpool Landscapes Ltd

Overall Design & Build

  • Winner: Landspace
  • Highly Commended: Garden Art Designs
  • Highly Commended: Garden Builders
  • Commended: Roger Gladwell Landscapes
  • Shortlisted: Frogheath Landscapes


Special Feature

  • Winner: Roger Gladwell Landscapes
  • Highly Commended: Vandenberg-Hider Landscape Design and Construction
  • Commended: Amenity Trees & Landscapes

Young Achievers Award

  • Winner: Wildroof Landscapes: Mark Chapelhow
  • Highly Commended: Hambrooks: Steve Pidgeley

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