Awards

  • BBC Gardeners' World Live

    BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2019 awards announced

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  • Royal Bath & West Show

    Top awards for idverde at Royal Bath & West Show

    idverde’s Robin Ware has won Gold and the People’s Choice Award for his ‘Pop Up Garden’ at this year’s Royal Bath & West Show.   Robin, who is currently studying for his Level 2 Landscaping qualification through idverde’s Performance Campus, with support from our training partner Element Skills Training, is based at idverde’s Chippenham contract.   Based on the theme of ‘Re-use and Recycle’, Robin’s design featured chairs and planters made from wooden pallets. As well as flower planters made from plastic bottles and tyres, and a wall made from glass bottles. The 3m x 3m garden was constructed in…

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  • Bourne Amenity announces three-year partnership with Pro Landscaper Podium Awards

    Bourne Amenity has signed up to sponsor the Pro Landscaper Podium Awards for the next three years. Jonathan Bourne, director at Bourne Amenity, spoke to Pro Landscaper to tell us more about the partnership and the products it offers. Bourne Amenity have been championing the relationship with Pro Landscaper Magazine and the team at Eljays44 for a number of years, and the chance to sponsor another exciting showcase of great British landscaping talent had real appeal. We are one of the country’s leading manufacturers of lightweight roof garden materials, along with a whole range of soils and substrates designed for…

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  • Arbor Awards

    Bigger and better: The Arbordeck Awards return

    Last year, Arbor Forest Products crowned Newcastle-based hot-tub and Trex® decking specialists North Spas as the inaugural winner of its decking installer awards. Now, the awards are back, and this year the Arbordeck Awards will also be open to installers of Arbordeck softwood timber decking, with an expanded category list and more chances to win. Commenting on the awards, Trex product marketing manager Sarah Francis explained: “Last year’s awards proved that there’s an appetite among decking installers to share their work – we were delighted with the standard of the entries we received. “We want to continue to celebrate the…

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  • RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

    RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2019 medal winners

    Best Show Garden The Wedgwood Garden – Designer: Jamie Butterworth, Contractor: Keyscape Gardens, Sponsor: Wedgwood Best Mindfulness Garden Space Within – Designer: Rae Wilkinson, Contractor: GK Wilson Landscape Services, Sponsor: Harrord Horticultural London Stone Best Long Border The Bess of Hardwick Border – Designer: Victoria Philpott, Sponsored by: Shakespeare Martineau Best Construction The Wedgwood Garden – Contractor: Keyscape Gardens Gold Medals Show Gardens The Wedgwood Garden – Designer: Jamie Butterworth, Contractor: Keyscape Gardens, Sponsor: Wedgwood Mindfulness Gardens Eutierria – Designer: Neil Sutcliffe, Contractor: Creative Roots, Sponsor: Miles Nurseries and CED Stone Group Space Within – Designer: Rae Wilkinson, Contractor: GK…

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  • What’s your favourite office plant?

    Every year plants@work looks for the Favourite Office Plant from a nominated ‘long list’. Voting whittles the list down to three plants according to that year’s criteria. The short-listed three plants take their places before a panel of judges who select the winning plant for the year.   This award has been running for nine years and past winners have been:    2018 Monstera deliosa 2017 Aspidistra 2016 Rhipsalis  2015 Medinilla magnifica  2014 Echeveria  2013 Peace Lily( Spathiphylum) 2012 Vanda orchid  2011 Phalaenopsis orchid 2010 Beaucarnia Bonsai   The plants that get the most votes and fall into one or more…

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  • Woodland Trust volunteers

    Woodland Trust recognised for its work with volunteers

    The Woodland Trust has been recognised for the opportunities it gives to volunteers.   The charity has been awarded the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard. This is after being assessed against a range of best practice standards and having proved to excel in the areas of recruitment, safety standards, management, support, recognition and value.   The charity has 3,226 roles for volunteers who undertake invaluable work for trees and woods and nature across the UK. Without them its fight to protect and create woodlands would not be as strong.   Paul Taylor, National volunteering manager at the Woodland Trust said:…

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  • 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2019 opens for applications

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  • Young Horticulturalist of the year 2019

    Richard Moore wins Young Horticulturist of the Year 2019

    Kew Botanical horticulturist and Pershore graduate, Richard Moore has won the Young Horticulturist of the Year 2019.   Richard, who graduated with a 1st class honours degree in Horticulture in 2017, will receive the £2,500 Travel Bursary provided by the Percy Thrower Trust. He will be able to use it to fund horticultural travel anywhere in the world.   Richard said: “Being a part of the Young Horticulturist of the Year has been an incredible experience which has pushed me to improve my horticultural knowledge. It has allowed me to make many new friends and connections within the horticultural industry”…

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  • People's Choice

    RHS Chelsea Flower Show People’s Choice Award winners

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  • Andy Sturgeon wins Best in Show Award with M&G Garden at Chelsea

    Andy Sturgeon has scooped the title of Best in Show for The M&G Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. Celebrating nature’s extraordinary power to regenerate landscapes with new growth, The M&G Garden is a vibrantly green and lush environment, featuring a biodiverse range of pioneering plant species from around the world. Its dramatic composition offers a variety of textures and designs, with burnt oak timber sculptures slicing through the natural woodland.   A decorated designer, Andy Sturgeon was awarded Best in Show when he last exhibited at the world famous Flower Show with The Daily Telegraph Garden in…

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  • 25th Gold for David Austin Roses at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

    World-leading rose breeder, David Austin Roses has been awarded a gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This is the 25th in its history of exhibiting.   The Secret Garden themed display features a beautifully fluid, circular design, at the heart of which two  striking new characters from David Austin’s English Rose collection are to be seen in bloom for the first time. Rosa Eustacia Vye (Ausegdon) and Rosa Gabriel Oak(Auscrowd) are both named after beloved characters from Thomas Hardy’s works. They create a stunning centrepiece of scent and colour in a setting befitting a moment of quiet reflection.…

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  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 medal winners

    BEST IN SHOW The M&G Garden – Designer Andy: Sturgeon, Contractor: Crocus, Sponsor: M&G Investments  BEST SPACE TO GROW GARDEN AND BEST CONSTRUCTION IN SPACE TO GROW CATEGORY Facebook: Beyond the Screen – Designer: Joe Perkins, Contractor: The Outdoor Room, Sponsor: Facebook BEST ARTISAN GARDEN Family Monsters Garden – Designer: Alistair Bayford, Contractor: idverde, Sponsors: idverde, Family Action  BEST CONSTRUCTION IN THE SHOW GARDENS CATEGORY The Resilience Garden – Designer: Sarah Eberle, Contractor: Crocus, Sponsor: The Forestry Commission GOLD MEDALS   Main Avenue Gardens   The M&G Garden – Designer Andy: Sturgeon, Contractor: Crocus, Sponsor: M&G Investments  The Morgan Stanley Garden…

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  • BBC Gardeners’ World Live

    BBC Gardeners’ World Live Young Landscapers Award

    The four contestants taking part in the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Young Landscapers Award, and the Show Gardens that they’re to build, have been announced.   The two pairs will each create an inspirational front garden designed by Professor David Stevens, at BBC Gardeners’ World Live. Visitors can see the gardens from 13-16 June at The NEC Birmingham.   The contestants are the young landscapers who took top spots at the WorldSkills UK Finals.   Matthew Wood was champion in landscaping with the Gold award and has since been crowned as The APL’s ‘Rising Star’ at their Awards in March…

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  • small project BIG IMPACT Awards

    12 reasons why you need to enter the Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT Awards

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  • small project BIG IMPACT Awards

    Pro Landscaper’s small project BIG IMPACT Awards return for 2019

    The Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMACT Awards are returning to FutureScape on the 19 November 2019. This year, the idea is to celebrate the projects valued under £25,000, as these are just as important as their larger counterparts. Often, the smaller projects throw up bigger issues, and creating a dream garden in a small space, or with a limited budget, is tougher than people expect. These awards will appreciate the minute details in the design, build and facilitation of these small but tricky jobs. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE This year’s categories are: Build under £25,000 Design under £25,000 –…

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  • Harrogate Spring Flower Show medal winners announced

    Top honours in the 2019 Harrogate Spring Flower Show Gardens have gone to the charity, Perennial, who won Premier Gold and Best In Show with a design celebrating their 180th anniversary.   There were four Gold Awards, including The Mental Health Garden by Jo Manfredi-Hamer Garden Design, Urban Sprawl by Nicholas Edward Gardens, and In Sight of the Minster by Askham Bryan College. Horticap also won Gold for their Tolkien-inspired community garden, The Shire.   A Silver Gilt Award went to KG Cooke and Dashiel Rowan for A Moment for You, and Hadean-Creation won Silver with Tranquillity of Bauhaus.  …

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  • Best in Show for Perennial at Harrogate Spring Flower Show

    The Perennial Legacy Garden has won Best in Show and a Premier Gold Award at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show. The garden, designed by David Wyndham Lewis, raises awareness of the charity that helps people in horticulture and highlights the impact that leaving a gift in your will has on its work.   The charity, which marks its 180th anniversary this year, receives about a third of its annual voluntary income from legacies. The Perennial Legacy Garden provides an opportunity to reach more people in Yorkshire with information about how Perennial supports individuals and families.   The garden is a…

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  • Dealer Awards

    Isuzu Truck celebrates its best year ever with its annual dealer awards

    In the surroundings of Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire, leading truck manufacturer Isuzu Truck UK celebrated its best year ever in 2018 with its annual dealer awards ceremony held in front of a packed audience representing its dealer network.   The highlight of the evening was the main award for overall Isuzu Truck UK ‘Dealer of the Year 2018’. This was won for the second year running by Warrington Vehicle Centre. Whose managing director Richard Cook stepped up to receive the prestigious Japanese ceremonial sword award from Isuzu’s MD, Pete Murphy.   Runner-up for this award was Thompson Commercials, and in…

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  • Flower Show Cardiff

    The Perennial Garden wins Silver Medal at RHS Flower Show Cardiff 2019

    Designed by Irish garden designer Peter Donegan and constructed by Burnham Landscaping, the contemporary garden was created to help mark the garden charities 180th anniversary. It is the first time Perennial have exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show. Also the first time Peter (or any Irish designer) has had designs accepted to the flower show. In November 2018 Peter was selected by a French jury to represent Ireland. His design was to realise the Irish WW1 Centenary Peace Garden at Chateau de Peronne in the Somme region of Northern France and see the garden in the dried up…

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  • RHS Cardiff

    RHS medals announced at RHS Flower Show Cardiff 2019

    The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has revealed the award winners at its first major outdoor event of the year the RHS Flower Show Cardiff 2019, supported by Brewin Dolphin. Nature’s Takeover was awarded the top title of Best Garden and Best Construction while Andy’s Air Plants was awarded Best in Floral Marquee. First-time designer Diego Carrillo from London teamed up with Smartscape Cardiff to build the Regeneration Garden which received the title after the RHS Judging Panel awarded it a Silver-Guilt medal. In line with the Regeneration Gardens category, Nature’s Takeover illustrates the simple beauty of nature as the space…

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  • ACLI Awards

    The Association of Landscape Contractors (ALCI) annual awards winners announced

    The Association of Landscape Contractors (ALCI) annual awards was held in the Titanic Centre, Belfast on the 22 March 2019. The awards celebrate the high standards of professionalism and skill in the delivery of commercial, private residential and public authority gardens, landscapes and sports grounds.   This year Pro Landscaper sponsored the awards along with Annaveigh Plants, Coburn’s, Kilsaran, Laird Grass Machinery and Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA NI). The judges awarded marks on a variety of criteria. This included the use of plants and hard landscaping material, the extent of challenges faced by the…

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  • Thrive

    Thrive announced as charity partner for SGD Awards 2020

    The Society of Garden Designers has announced Thrive as its charity partner for the SGD Awards 2020. Following partnerships with both Greenfingers and Perennial in the last seven years. The money will be raised at the SGD Awards Ceremony, which will be on Friday 31 January 2020.   Thrive – the gardening for health charity – specialises in using therapeutic horticulture to improve people’s lives.Working with people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, autism, long-term illness and those with poor mental health. The charity uses plants and gardens in a process known as Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH). This helps improve…

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  • APL Awards 2019

    APL Awards 2019 winners announced

    Kingston Landscape Group Ltd take home the top accolade at the APL Awards 2019.   The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Bradstone, took place on Friday 15 March at The Brewery, London, to celebrate and recognise the outstanding landscaping carried out by members of the APL.   Kingston Landscape Group Ltd, based in London, took the Supreme Winner Award for their project: Streatham Hill. This entry was also the winner of the Commercial Garden and Soft Landscaping categories.   Streatham Hill is a gated residential development built around a landscaped communal courtyard garden located in South West London. Measuring approx.…

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  • plants@work Awards

    plants@work Awards 2019 winners announced

    This year plants@work held its Leaf Award Ceremony at the end of FutureScape Spring on 12 March in the Brasserie at Sandown Park Racecourse. plants@work members were invited to submit entries by the end of November last year and during February the judges made visits to sites to assess their entries. The winners are as follows: Best Project 2019: Design & Installation Mitie Landscapes Ltd Project: Deloitte, One New Street Square Best Project 2019: Maintenance Biotecture Ltd Project: Regal House Mitie landscapes Ltd Project: 1 Angel Square, Manchester Design & Installation over £10,000 Gold Leaf Ambius Project: 3 Temple Quay Project: Ingenuity House Project: Reckitt Benckiser Gold…

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