We took a trip down to London on Friday to attend the Association of Professional Landscapers’ annual awards. And we were incredibly pleased to find that a garden we designed and built was highly commended in the hard landscaping category.
The garden, in Wigan, is an ultra-contemporary design, bringing together large format porcelain, with composite decking to provide interest. The homeowners had just invested in a new extension, so wanted their garden landscaped with different areas to relax, socialise and cook outdoors.
To soften the hard landscaping elements, some colourful textural planting and edible plants were included, with plenty to provide birds and other wild animals with food and shelter.
The gardens were judged by a panel of well-known garden designers and landscapers from the industry: Richard Barnard of Hillier Landscapes as chief judge, show manager at the RHS Bob Sweet, Steve Smith of Vision Gardens, landscape designer Robin Templar-Williams, and the APL’s national business manager, Phil Tremayne.
There was also a fantastic talk by horticulturalist Chris Collins and garden designer Adam Frost.
It was amazing for us to take a day off work to head down to the awards, but now we’re back the focus is entirely on RHS Tatton 2017. Exciting news to be announced very soon!