Winners of Landscape and Amenity Awards 2008

More than 350 open space professionals celebrated the best of the industry at the Horticulture Week Landscape and Amenity Awards last night at the Royal Garden Hotel in London.

Radio and TV presenter Paul Ross presented Jenny Adams with the Lifetime Achievement award.

Adams, who recently retired from her role as director of Open Spaces at the City of London Corporation, said she was honoured and delighted to win the accolade.

She added that Horticulture Week, and before it Gardeners’ Chronicle, had been staple reading throughout her long career in the parks industry.

Sponsors were the HTA, Association of Professional Landscapers, Marshalls, Lantra, Institute of Groundsmanship, Perennial, Ransomes Jacobsen, Environmental Data Services, Glendale, Andersplus and The Land Restoration Trust.

FULL WINNER LISTING:

BEST USE OF PLANTS IN THE LANDSCAPE
Hortus Monensis Garden Design - Ferns for Brigantia

Highly Commended
Deakin Lock - Hill Farm

BEST COMMERCIAL PROJECT
Hortus Monensis Garden Design - Brigantia Project Bangor

BEST STREETSCAPE PROJECT
Sheffield City Council - Sheffield Inner Relief Road, Phase 2

BEST PARKS AND GARDENS PROJECT BELOW £1M
Groundwork East London - Leyton Manor Park

BEST PARKS OF GARDENS PROJECT ABOVE £1M
Hillary Taylor Landscape Associates - Birkenhead Park Restoration

BEST PLAYSCHEME
Blakedown Sport and Play - Crawley City Skate Park

BEST RESIDENTIAL GARDEN PROJECT
Hallam Garden Design - A Corner Garden

BEST GRASSROOTS SPORTS FACILITY PROJECT
Bournville Village Trust - Multi-use Games Area

PROFESSIONAL GARDENER OF THE YEAR
Trevor Nicholson - Harewood House

Highly Commended
Jane Moore - The Bath Priory Hotel

CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR: GROUNDS MAINTENANCE
Gavin Jones

CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR: ARBORICULTURE
Euro Tree Service

PARTNERING AWARD
The Royal Parks and Enterprise Partnership - St James's Park

Highly Commended
CV One Limited and English Landscapes
Glendale and Liverpool City Council

OPEN SPACE MANAGEMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR
Bury Metropolitan Borough Council Parks and Countryside Management Team

MOST OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ENVIRONMENT
Lancashire County Council - Lancashire Backyard Project

APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEE OF THE YEAR
Will Dann - Frogheath Landscapes

MOST OUTSTANDING COMMITMENT TO TRAINING
The Royal Parks & Capel Manor College - Royal Parks Apprenticeship Scheme

MOST OUTSTANDING COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY
Groundwork London - Windmill Park Play Project

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Jennifer Adams


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