Stewart Landscape Construction named Supreme Winner of 2014 APL Awards

Essex based Stewart Landscape Construction Ltd has been awarded the top accolade at the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Awards 2014, sponsored by Bradstone. Their work on the grounds of an imposing Gothic Victorian rectory in Suffolk was hailed as a complete transformation making them worthy winners of the title.

The winners, announced at Gibson Hall in London on 12 March 2014 gain national recognition for their achievements and are testament to the high calibre landscaping offered by APL members.

Chair of the judges Richard Barnard comments:

“I never cease to be amazed at the constant high skill levels in producing such a variety of inspiring schemes by APL members. As we hopefully exit the economical restraints of recent years we are hit by atrocious weather conditions, yet this year’s awards show the strength and determination of companies in producing schemes of outstanding merit. The ceremony is an inspiring day for the industry.”

The awards, sponsored by Bradstone, now in their 18th year, recognise and promote the very best in landscaping undertaken by APL members in categories that range from smaller projects, special features and garden maintenance to contracts of over £250,000. The awards are a celebration of the high standards that have been achieved by members and demonstrate the APL’s commitment to quality landscaping.

APL members attending the event also heard an inspirational and motivating talk from former Royal Air Force fast jet pilot Mandy Hickson.

This year’s judges were Richard Barnard from Hillier Landscapes, Bob Sweet, ex RHS Head of Garden Judging, Sorrel Everton from Gardens Illustrated, Robin Templar Williams of Robin Williams and Associates, and James Steele-Sargent from Arun Landscapes.

The winners are:

Supreme Award, sponsored by Bradstone

  • Stewart Landscape Construction Ltd

Project value under £15,000, sponsored by Platipus

  • Winner: Twigs Gardens
  • Highly Commended: Living Gardens 2008 Ltd
  • Highly Commended: Red River Landscapes
  • Commended: Garden Box Landscape & Design
  • Commended: Muddy Wellies
  • Shortlisted: The Real Garden Company

Project value £15,000 – £25,000, sponsored by Viroturf

  • Winner: Tendercare Nurseries Ltd
  • Highly Commended: Garden House Design
  • Commended: Arbworx Ltd
  • Shortlisted: MJT Design & Landscaping

Project value £25,000 – £50,000, sponsored by Germinal Seeds

  • Winner: Landspace
  • Highly Commended: Landspace
  • Commended: Oakley Landscapes
  • Commended: Robert Charles Landscapes
  • Commended: Robert Charles Landscapes
  • Shortlisted: TKE Landscaping

Project value £50,000 – £100,000, sponsored by Green-Tech

  • Winner: Garden Builders
  • Highly Commended: The Teamlandscapers
  • Commended: Hambrooks

Project value over £100,000 – £250,000, sponsored by Sovereign Turf

  • Winner: The Teamlandscapers
  • Commended: Outdoor Space Design
  • Commended: Millhouse Landscapes Ltd
  • Shortlisted: Linden Landscapes Domestic Gardens Ltd

Project value over £250,000, sponsored by Anders Plus

  • Winner: Stewart Landscape Construction Ltd
  • Highly Commended: Garden Art Design

Soft Landscaping, sponsored by Classiflora

  • Winner: Big Fish Landscapes
  • Commended: Tendercare Nurseries Ltd

Hard Landscaping, sponsored by Bradstone

  • Winner: Landspace
  • Highly Commended: Millhouse Landscapes Ltd
  • Highly Commended: Shore Landscapes
  • Highly Commended: TKE Landscaping
  • Commended: Liverpool Landscapes Ltd

Overall Design & Build, sponsored by ProLandscaper

  • Winner: Landspace
  • Highly Commended: Garden Art Designs
  • Highly Commended: Garden Builders
  • Commended: Roger Gladwell Landscapes
  • Shortlisted: Frogheath Landscapes
  • Special Feature, sponsored by Easigrass
  • Winner: Roger Gladwell Landscapes
  • Highly Commended: Vandenberg-Hider Landscape Design and Construction
  • Commended: Amenity Trees & Landscapes

Young Achievers Award, sponsored by British Sugar Topsoil

  • Winner: Wildroof Landscapes: Mark Chapelhow
  • Highly Commended: Hambrooks: Steve Pidgeley