• Millboard
  • Awards

    • Joe Swift

      Joe Swift is the People’s Choice at the SGD Awards

      Television presenter and garden designer for Cityscapes Joe Swift won the Society of Garden Designers People’s Choice Award 2015 for his Greenwood Theatre Garden project at the ceremony on Friday 29 January. The People’s Choice Award is run in conjunction with the SGD Awards media partner Homes & Gardens magazine. The public space, also designed by fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, was voted by the public as the favourite garden from 18 other shortlisted projects. The Greenwood Theatre Garden was created in partnership with Team London Bridge, King’s College London, Network Rail, Southwark Council, and contractors Gardenlink, with maintenance from St…

      Read More »
    • Chichester

      Garden designer from Chichester receives SGD Award

      David Loy from Your Garden Design in Chichester has been announced joint winner of the Society of Garden Designer’s Future Designer Award, sponsored by Deepdale Trees. He shares the accolade with Emily Erlam, a contractor from Landform Consultants. The ceremony took place at the Landmark Hotel in London on Friday 29 January, with 400 people attending the prestigious event. David received the award for his project at the West House near Chichester, with judges commenting that it was “beautifully built” with “nice attention to detail” and that it showed he “has the skills to master a complex site”. David, who…

      Read More »
    • Society of Garden Designers announces winners of SGD AWARDS 2015

      James Basson MSGD and John Moreland FSGD have taken the two most prestigious awards at the Society of Garden Designers’ fourth annual awards ceremony, receiving the Grand Award and Judges’ Award respectively in front of an audience of almost 400 guests.   The accolades were presented at a ceremony in London where 19 awards were announced including recognition for community garden projects, international schemes, excellence in public and commercial outdoor space and a special lifetime achievement award.   The Grand Award, the most celebrated award of the evening, went to James Basson MSGD for Le Canebiers (pictured above)  – a…

      Read More »
    • Grounds maintenance former apprentice wins National Apprenticeship Award

      Neil Cain, from Kimpton, Hertfordshire, was last night named the City & Guilds Apprentice Champion of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards at an exclusive ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House. Neil, age 52, currently operations director with John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd, fought off competition from hundreds of other apprentices around England to be awarded the top prize. The Awards, now in their twelfth year, are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognise excellence in two areas: businesses that grow their own talent with apprentices and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces. Neil was…

      Read More »
    • Doddington Hall’s biennial sculpture exhibition returns for 2016

      Returning for the third time, Doddington Hall’s biennial sculpture exhibition has become a popular fixture on Lincolnshire’s summer event calendar, appealing to all age groups. This year, the exhibition will take place between Saturday 30 July and Sunday 11 September (open daily) and represents the chance to enjoy one of the largest exhibitions of outdoor art in the country. There will also be an indoor exhibition located in Doddington Hall’s expanded Granary Barn. Work by 74 leading national and international sculptors will be featured; 33 are returning exhibitors (with new work) and 41 are new to the event. Between them,…

      Read More »
    • Winners announced at 2016 Bradstone Assured Awards

      Bradstone has announced the winners of its national installer awards scheme, celebrating the achievements of its Assured members over the last 12 months. The awards recognise landscapers who have demonstrated excellent levels of workmanship, design expertise and customer service with categories including the prestigious Installer of the Year, Best Patio Transformation and Best Driveway Transformation. Following entry nominations from both installers and their clients at the end of last year, a judging panel including TV gardener, David Domoney, and Professional Builder editor, Terry Smith, selected deserving winners from each category. All winners were presented with a trophy by Toby Stuart-Jervis,…

      Read More »
    • Houzz

      Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer wins Best of Houzz 2016 award

      London based garden design company Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer is one of a small group of designers awarded the Houzz Customer Service Award 2016. Chosen by over 35 million users worldwide, the award reflects the voting of members for their favourite design brands. Andrew Fish Tomlin commented on the accolade: “Great customer service has always been the best opportunity to win recommendations and repeat business. Our customer testimonials say more about us than our website or portfolio alone could ever do. “We’re delighted to get this recognition on top of the three design awards we have recently won, and it’s…

      Read More »
    • BALI Award for the North East depot for Grace Landscapes

      The site, maintained by Grace Landscapes Ltd for over five years, also received the Best Business Park at the 2015 Northumbria in Bloom Awards.  The Grace Landscapes team have continued to maintain the high standard, working closely with CBRE, who are based on site in the Evolve building.  To complement the adjacent nature reserve, the Evolve building has a predominately native design with native trees and shrubs alongside structured planting, native hedgerows and wildflower seeding.  Despite the waterlogging, the soil is fertile, making establishing and maintaining the wildflower meadows a constant battle.  Various methods have been tried, from collecting seed…

      Read More »
    • perennial

      Fundraising champions announced at Party for Perennial

      The Perennial Champion Awards were presented at the Party for Perennial on Friday, January 15th 2016 to recognise those who went above and beyond in their fundraising for the charity during 2015. Hundreds of people from across the horticulture industry gathered at the Skyloft at Altitude London at the top of the Millbank Tower. Former Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins, who is also the face of the “Love your plot” campaign, presented the Perennial Champions Awards to: The fabulous team that created Perennial Legacy Garden at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park – Glendale UK as lead sponsor, GK…

      Read More »
    • John Deere

      John Deere’s award winning technicians

      A record total of 35 young service technicians have graduated from the latest John Deere Ag Tech, Parts Tech and Turf Tech advanced apprenticeship programmes, newly run by national training provider ProVQ. Charlie Phipps from dealer Farol at Milton Common in Oxfordshire was named ag & turf apprentice of the year for 2015, while parts apprentice of the year is Grant Stearman of Ben Burgess Beeston in Norfolk. Charlie Phipps also won a Service Technician Apprentice of the Year Award earlier in the year from John Deere’s previous training provider Babcock, in a national competition designed to identify the best…

      Read More »
    • AIPH

      Last chance to book for the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2016

      This is the last week to book tickets to join the world’s best ornamentals growers at the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2016.  Last day for booking is Monday 18 January. The Awards Gala Dinner takes place on Thursday, 28 January 2016, at Messe Essen, hall Europa, during IPM Essen, Germany, held in partnership with Headline Sponsor, Royal FloraHolland and Founding Partner, FloraCulture International (FCI). The Awards event commences at 6pmewith a drinks reception followed by a four course dinner and ceremony. Chris Beytes, Editor of GrowerTalks and Green Profit magazine, is to be the master of ceremonies…

      Read More »
    • The Landscape Group wins two BALI awards

      At the annual BALI awards ceremony held on Friday 4th December 2015, The Landscape Group (TLG) were delighted to receive two Principal Awards for its work.Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London was announced as the Principal Winner in the category Ground Maintenance – Free Public Access and Mandeville Place, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London was announced as the Principal Winner in the category Hard Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) under £300K. TLG also received another four awards. The prestigious awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London pays tribute to members who have demonstrated exceptionally high standards of professionalism and skill in…

      Read More »
    • BALI

      Oak View Landscapes seven times BALI National Award Winners

      Oak View Landscapes scoops a Principal Award at the BALI National Landscapes Awards 2015 in London for a joint BALI Contractor/Designer collaboration to extensively redesign and build a large garden for a beautiful Grade 11 listed 17th century farmhouse near Saffron Walden, Essex. Business development manager Jakki Jenner commented: “Oak View Landscapes are extremely delighted to have received the Principal Award jointly with DeakinLock Garden Design, in the relatively new and very worthy category of BALI Register Contractor and Registered Designers Joint Submission (sponsored by Easigrass). As a landscape contractor we immensely value the relationships and strategic partnerships we have…

      Read More »
    • APL

      APL announces speaker for Awards 2016

      Following the release last month of the shortlisted companies for the APL Awards 2016, the APL has announced that its confirmed speaker and co-presenter for the day will be Chris Collins. Chris Collins, CM Collins Horticulture and Raoul Curtis-Machin, HTA Head of Horticulture, have been unveiled as the Speaker, Host and Compare for the APL 2016 Awards. The 2016 APL Awards will be taking place on Friday 4 March at The Brewery, London. It will recognise and reward the high standard of landscape contracting carried out by APL registered members, promoting their commitment to quality landscaping and keeping their customers completely satisfied.…

      Read More »
    • tender

      2015 BALI National Landscape Awards Grand, Special and Principal Award Winners

      The 2015 Grand Award winner – sponsored by Green-tech Frosts Landscape Construction for 3 Merchant Square, London W2  The 2015 Special Award winners: Design & Build – sponsored by British Sugar TOPSOIL Northumbrian Landscaping for The Clock House, Wylam Best Newcomer to BALI – sponsored by Penter Wienerberger Rosemary Coldstream for The River Garden  The 2015 Principal Award winners: Domestic Garden Construction – cost under £30K – sponsored by MCM Northumbrian Landscaping for The Clock House, Wylam Domestic Garden Construction – cost between £30K – £60K – sponsored by Marshalls Creative Landscape Company for Contemporary Courtyard, Warfield, Berkshire Domestic Garden…

      Read More »
    • Frosts Landscape Construction awarded highest accolade in BALI Awards 2015

      A scheme that demonstrates mastery of ‘a colossal engineering and landscaping challenge’ has won the Grand Award for Frosts Landscape Construction Limited at the 2015 BALI National Landscape Awards, which took place in London today, 4th December. The BALI Awards’ Adjudication Panel, chaired by Greg Allen, unanimously selected 3 Merchant Square, in the Paddington Basin regeneration area of London, as the scheme that above all others entered in this year’s Awards exemplifies BALI Registered Contractor skill and professionalism in all its facets. Held annually at London’s Grosvenor House in Park Lane, the BALI National Landscape Awards sponsored Green-tech, recognize excellence…

      Read More »
    • Chelsea Creek roof terraces win BALI Garden Design Award

      The generous penthouse roof terraces at the prestigious Chelsea Creek development by St George have been awarded a BALI National Landscape Award for Garden Design. This distinguished award will be acknowledged with a permanent plaque recognising the exemplary design of the luxury terraces, as crafted by Aralia. – Berkeley Group The awards, which are held annually, recognise British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) members, who have demonstrated exceptionally high standards of professionalism and skill in the execution of a wide variety of landscape schemes. St George commissioned professional landscape design and build company Aralia to design a series of seven penthouse…

      Read More »
    • Garden Media Guild Awards

      Garden Media Guild Awards a success

      David Domoney is said to have delighted guests when helping to host the Garden Media Guild Awards (GMGA) last week. The event was held on 26 November 2015 at The Savoy, London, with an afternoon luncheon before celebrating the achievements in the gardening industry. This year’s event entertained a crowd of familiar faces and a vast array of new ones; “the young blood pooling through the industry,” said Alan Titchmarsh. Guests represented every walk of the gardening media industry; patrons of the guild, journalists, photographers, broadcaster, online commentators, publishers. Every guest received a goodie bag filled with treats donated by…

      Read More »
    • Lateral Design Studio

      Lateral Design Studio celebrating SBID Award

      Lateral Design Studio has been awarded with Best Residential Product of the Year 2015 at the Society of British International Design (SBID) Awards. The London design studio accepted the crystal SBID trophy at the official ceremony held on 27 November at The Dorchester London. The awards were voted for exclusively by leading design experts, and Lateral Design Studio saw off stiff competition from British and International companies to receive the accolade. The award winning range of products from the studios transform the humble kitchen, bathroom sink and wet room components into an eye-catching focal point. The Linkasink collection adds a…

      Read More »
    • Aralia’s senior designer recognised as one to watch

      Pro Landscaper’s 30 under 30 was deemed a success at this year’s FutureScape. The initiative highlights the top 30 talents across the industry. Aralia were proud of their senior landscaper designer receiving the accolade. Aralia said “We are so proud of our very own Alastair Henderson, our Senior landscape designer here at Aralia, he has just been chosen as one of ’30 Under 30’ by the Pro Landscaper team. We attended Futurescape Landscape Show on 17 November and Jim & Lisa Wilkinson organised a fantastic ceremony to award the Certificate of Achievements to the 30 specially chosen individuals, who have been chosen…

      Read More »
    • Trio of awards for Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer

      A new 4 acre community garden for veterans in Wales and a luxury garden on a private estate in Surrey have secured awards from different quarters for Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer this autumn. The ‘Centenary Woodland Garden’ was designed by Blind Veterans UK and opened in June this year at their Llandudno Centre. It has been awarded a Royal Horticultural Society standard of ‘Outstanding’ in the ‘It’s your Neighbourhood’ Wales in Boom competiton. The garden is designed across four acres of woodland and includes workshops, sculpture, walks, beehives and over 4,000 plants and 10,000 bulbs. It was praised for the…

      Read More »
    • Landscape Institute Awards

      Two new fellows recognised at Landscape Institute Awards

      The Landscape Institute awards held on Thursday 26 November celebrated the election of two new Fellows and the appointment of an Honorary Fellow. Newly elected Cathy Johnstone has been a trustee for Greenspace Scotland and the Central Scotland Forest Trust as well as serving on the Board for Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership. She is currently a senior manager at Glasgow City Council in which she has led and personally shaped the City Development Plan and, as a senior officer in the public sector, is an ambassador for the profession and for the Institute. Mary O’Connor, also a…

      Read More »
    • Remaking of West London high street wins prestigious President’s Award at Landscape Institute Awards

      Kinnear Landscape Architects has won the prestigious President’s Award at the Landscape Institute’s annual awards today Thursday 26 November for Brentford’s ‘Making the Connection’. The scheme was to remake Brentford High Street as a successful, liveable town centre and reassert its sense of place and identity. Making the Connection has greatly improved the public realm. The project has recreated connections eroded or forgotten that had made Brentford an important and enjoyable place such as its role as a market town and its connection to water. The public had little awareness of how close Brentford High Street was to the River…

      Read More »
    • Natural Paving Products

      Natural Paving Products announces landscape award winners

      Natural Paving Products (UK) Ltd has revealed the winners of its 2015 Approved Landscaping Professionals Awards following a record number of entries. The competition was open to entrants from across the company’s Approved Landscaping Professional’s (ALP) scheme and consisted of three categories: Best Patio, Best Driveway and Best Overall Design. The winner of each category received £500, whilst runners up and highly commended entrants were awarded £250 and £100 respectively. First prize in the Best Patio category was awarded to Greenbelt Landscapes with its modern installation using Natural Paving Products’ black slate flagstones. Decol Construction came a close second and…

      Read More »
    • Chartered Institute of Horticulture Young Horticulturist of the Year 2016 competition is launched!

      The Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) has launched the 2016 Young Horticulturist of the Year competition (YHoY). Now is the time for young horticulturists who will be under the age of 30 by July 31 2016 to enter the YHoY heats taking place around the UK and Ireland. The heats are open to students of horticulture and young horticultural professionals working in the industry. The winner of the competition will receive a £2,500 travel bursary from The Percy Thrower Trust, generously provided by the Shropshire Horticultural Society, to undertake a trip, anywhere in the world, to study a subject related…

      Read More »