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      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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • Irish Landscape Institute announced 2015 award winners

      The Irish Landscape Institute (ILI) has announced the winners of the ILI Awards 2015 at a ceremony on October 15. The awards took place at Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin and it gives recognition to exemplary landscape projects and celebrates the contribution of landscape architects to the public good. The Wild Atlantic Way from the Paul Hogarth Company received the President’s Awards and triumphed in the Design – Public Realm category for Donegall Quay, Belfast. The ILI People’s Choice Award is a new category for 2015 and went to Austen Associates for Woodenbridge WWI Memorial, Co Wicklow. Dr Karen Foley, head…

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    • Writtle College postgraduate shortlisted in Landscape Institute awards

      A Writtle College Landscape Architecture postgraduate has been shortlisted in this year’s Landscape Institute awards. Yuhei Nakajima, 29, from Japan, has been shortlisted in the student dissertation category for his sustainable ski resort deisgn. His dissertation is called Winter Participatory Landscape: Designing Bulgarian Ski Resort in Time of Climate Change and now works for AECOM as a graduate landscape architect. He said: “Just being shortlisted for this award is a great honour as the Landscape Institute is the foremost professional body for the industry. “This dissertation is not only an academic achievement but also led me to the company I…

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    • APL

      APL Awards 2016 shortlist revealed

      The APL awards 2016 final judging day has now taken place and we are excited to announce the shortlisted entries in each category. The judging panel consisted of industry experts Chris Young, Bob Sweet, Steve Smith and Robin Templar-Williams, and was chaired on the day by the APL’s Phil Tremayne. The standard of the entered projects was at an incredibly high level. Project Value under £20,000 Garden Box Landscape & Design Lloyd’s Gardens of London Ltd MJM Landscape R G Landscape & Construction Ltd Silva’s Gardens Walmsley Shaw   Project Value £20,000 – £35,000 Arun Landscapes Conquest Hard Landscaping Planet…

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    • Northern Design Awards shortlist

      Sunderland’s new public square, Stockton’s high street and Littlehaven’s promenade and sea wall will be engaging in a battle of the public realms at Friday’s Northern Design Awards. All three schemes have been shortlisted in both the Public Space and the Commercial Landscaping Design categories. As reported in August, Keel Square (
Sunderland City Council) was officially opened this summer connecting the city centre with a proposed new cultural quarter, and celebrating Sunderland’s shipbuilding heritage through public artworks.by Stephen Broadbent At Littlehaven, OOBE has created a sheltered promenade for South Tyneside Council, with artworks and furniture making reference to sea shanties and…

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    • Shoot named Diamond Winner of MassChallenge 2015

      At the MassChallenge 2015 UK Awards Ceremony & Fundraiser on 22 October, Shoot was named a 2015 Diamond winner by MassChallenge, the no-equity startup accelerator and scooped a cheque for £50,000. Shootgardening.co.uk is the unique and multi-award-winning website that help gardeners new and old manage their gardens more effectively. Shoot’s online plant, monthly care calendar, online forums and active membership together with Shoot’s ambitious programme for growth impressed the judges and the audience of 700 business people who listened to the presentation by Shoot founder, Nicola Gammon. “2015 has been an incredible year for Shoot. Winning MassChallenge is a tremendous validation of…

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    • Ground Control awarded Met Office Gold

      Ground Control are delighted to announce they have been awarded the Met Office Gold Quality Mark for a second year running. Last year, Ground Control became the first company to be awarded the new Met Office Winter Gritting Quality Mark, recognising their outstanding service delivery year on year. With innovation being at the forefront of all they do at Ground Control, they are delighted to lead the way in delivering an outstanding Winter Maintenance service for their clients. Ground Control’s winter maintenance operations manager, Andy Simpson, was proud to be awarded for the second year running: “I believe the Met…

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    • Tower Hamlet’s Victoria Park voted as the nation’s favourite for the second year in a row

      In a public vote, Victoria Park, in East London’s Tower Hamlets, has beaten off stiff competition from more than 1,500 other Green Flag Award parks to be crowned the People’s Choice 2015. In second place was Margam Park in Neath Port Talbot, South Wales, and in third place was Maidstone’s Mote Park. Green Flag Award-winning parks from Scotland and Northern Ireland were also represented, with Strathaven Park and Slieve Gullion Forest Park, respectively, in the top 20. For the first time, a university site is one of the public’s favourite green spaces, with Reading University’s Whiteknights site coming seventh in…

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    • Falmouth scoops three awards at RHS Britain in Bloom Awards 2015

      Falmouth has triumphed at this year’s RHS Britain in Bloom Awards. Representatives from the town walked away with a trio of awards from the ceremony on Friday.  Falmouth won gold in the town category as well as the RHS Britain in Bloom Tourism Award. Jacqui Owen, visitor and education officer at Tempus Leisure, which maintains Gyllyngdune Gardens, received the RHS Britain in Bloom Community Champion Award.  Simon Penna, grounds and facilities manager at Falmouth Town Council, said: “All of the partners, community groups and residents, who have immense pride in our beautiful town, work very hard to preserve and enhance the…

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    • Benno Schmitz wins Richard Diehl Award as part of 2015 Vectorworks Design Scholarship Program

      Global design software developer Vectorworks, Inc. continues to invest in the next generation of creative visionaries with its Vectorworks Design Scholarship program. Among the more than 2,000 entries received from students worldwide, Benno Schmitz from the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin won the prestigious Richard Diehl Award, the grand prize of the scholarship program worth a total of $10,000, for his project, The Museum of Contemporary Arts in Bonn. “The creative potential we saw in this year’s entries is exciting, including inspiring submissions like Benno’s,” said Richard Diehl, founder and chairman of Vectorworks, Inc. and namesake of the grand…

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    • SGD Student Awards 2015 – shortlist announced

      A judging panel that included Cleve West MSGD, Sarah Eberle FSGD and Arabella St. John Parker from awards media partner Homes & Gardens has selected ten finalists in this year’s SGD Student Awards. The SGD Student Awards finalists 2015 Student Design – Commercial Rebecca Set – Ribbon Park Tom Massey – The Cassel Hospital Ecotherapy Garden Jinkoo Park – Interactive Community System Alex Hobbs – Carclew House Redevelopment Student Design – Domestic Tom Massey – Woodcombe Crescent John Ward – Sussex Dower House Jane Finlay – Fantasma Garden for Wrap House Lara Behr – Family Garden, Forest Hill Rob Hazeldean…

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    • Shortlist announced in the SGD Designing for Community Space Award

      A diverse range of neighbourhood gardens for all ages and community groups has been selected as finalists in the SGD Designing for Community Space Award. The shortlisted gardens are: Breahead Community Garden The Remix Garden Renovation of Fortune Green The Designing for Community Space Award is the only category in the 2015 Awards open to non-members of the SGD. It invited members of the public to submit entries for green spaces owned by, used by or designed by the local community. The Award is bestowed on the garden. Judges looked at the many factors and circumstances governing the design of…

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    • Norton in Hales Crowned Champion of Champions at Britain in Bloom Awards 2015

      Shropshire village awarded top accolade at national ceremony Volunteers from Norton in Hales will be celebrating this morning after being named ‘Champion of Champions’ at last night’s Britain in Bloom with the RHS UK Finals Awards ceremony. The annual event, which was held in Sunderland and hosted by TV presenter and gardening expert James Alexander-Sinclair, saw 70 finalists proudly flying the flag for their region/nation*, with Norton in Hales from the Heart of England and scooping the top award of the evening. Britain in Bloom judges described Norton in Hales as ‘a beautiful picturesque rural village set in the Heart…

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    • The Landscape Group commended in regional final of National Apprenticeship Awards 2015

      The Landscape Group has been highly commended at the West Midlands final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2015. 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. The regional winners and highly commended entries were announced at a high profile awards ceremony on 8th October 2015 at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham. The Landscape Group were highly commended in the Award for Large Employer of the Year sponsored by BAE Systems.…

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    • Book your place at the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2016 – Gala Dinner

      The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) invites growers, traders, suppliers, retailers, business leaders and all those linked to the ornamental horticulture industry to celebrate the world’s best ornamentals growers at the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2016 – Gala Dinner. Held in partnership with Headline Sponsor, FloraHolland, the Awards takes place on Thursday, 28 January 2016, during IPM Essen, Germany.  With over 1,600 exhibitors from 49 nations, IPM Essen is the world’s leading trade fair for horticulture and the ideal venue for bringing together the international industry. For guests the Awards create a unique networking opportunity providing…

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