Announcing the winners of this year’s BALI National Landscape Awards

Company: BALI

This year’s Awards, which are now run in-house by the BALI team at Landscape House, sees 101 National Awards made by the adjudication panel, which is chaired by landscape consultant and former senior lecturer in landscape studies at Writtle College, Greg Allen.

Following a summer of visiting every entry, Greg and his team of judges – John Melmoe, Richard Barnard, Jason Lock, Robin Templar Williams, Steve Roberts, Andrew Legg and Mick Callahan – met at BALI Landscape House in late August for the adjudication process that selects the award-winning schemes. Judges Madge Moore, Peter Jennins OBE and Nick Coslett also put forward their recommendations for the Affiliate Exceptional Service awards and the Employer Excellence awards, which were subsequently considered by the wider panel. Deliberations over the 127 entries took three days, at the end of which the list of winners was confirmed.

Reflecting on this year’s process, Greg said: “What a difference this year’s magnificent summer has made to the judges’ task of visiting the BALI Awards entries, albeit a real challenge for BALI members faced with drought conditions in many parts of the country. Keeping their schemes looking at their best for judging has certainly called on every ounce of their horticultural expertise!

“We have been delighted with the achievements of BALI contractors and designers this year and, as always, the hardest task has been to stick to our stringent criteria and only reward real excellence across the board. In previous years this approach has inevitably resulted in disappointment for a percentage of members who, although justly proud of their schemes, had yet to achieve the exemplary standard required by the BALI Awards. This year, however, 77 per cent of entries receive an award, which speaks volumes for the incredibly high standards BALI members are now achieving. We offer our very sincere congratulations to those who have attained that level and are on our list of winners, and would encourage those who have not been successful this year to strive again next year to make the list and experience the thrill and satisfaction of winning a BALI National Landscape Award.”

BALI’s Chief Executive, Wayne Grills, added: “The standard of entries this year has been really spectacular, indicating that private, commercial and public clients are prepared to invest in quality to achieve the schemes they want. Our members have delivered on a grand scale. They have used the latest techniques, technology and materials to push the boundaries in terms of solving the design, construction and maintenance challenges presented by budget constraints and climatic conditions.

“The Awards also give us the opportunity to recognise both BALI Affiliate members who constantly deliver outstanding customer service, and companies from across the BALI membership who are exemplars in terms of their responsibilities as employers. I am always in awe of our members’ achievements and offer my very sincere congratulations to every one of this year’s winners.”

BBC Breakfast anchor and sports journalist Dan Walker will host the ceremony at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, on Friday, 7 December when the winners of the Principal and Special Awards, and the coveted Grand Award, will be announced. Full details of the winning entries can be found at baliawards.co.uk along with booking details for the Awards Ceremony.

 

The 2018 National Award winners are:
Domestic Garden Construction – cost under £30k – sponsored by Derbyshire Aggregates
  • Sandstone Design Solutions for Uplands Cottage
  • Graduate Gardeners for Private Residence in Cheltenham
  • Langlea Garden Design & Construction for Victorian Flavour
Domestic Garden Construction - cost between £30k–£60k – sponsored by Gabriel Ash
  • The Landscaping Consultants for Rose Bank
  • PWP Landscape for Farm House
  • Land Design Partnership for Elm Park Gardens

Domestic Garden Construction - cost between £60k–£100k – sponsored by Johnsons of Whixley
  • HG Landscapes for Private Residence in Kensington
  • Graduate Gardeners for Yorkstone Terrace
  • Land Design Partnership for Private Residence in Greenwich
  • Graduate Gardeners for An Entertaining Courtyard
  • Langlea Garden Design & Construction for Private Residence in Washington

Domestic Garden Construction - cost between £100k–£250k – sponsored by Van den Berk Nurseries
  • Tony Benger Landscaping for St Michael’s Mount
  • Northumbrian Landscaping for For Your Eyes Only
  • Landscaping Solutions for Private Residence in Barnet
  • Graduate Gardeners for Private Residence in Painswick
  • PC Landscapes for Private Residence in Ashstead
  • PC Landscapes for Private Residence in Winchester

Domestic Garden Construction - cost over £250k – sponsored by Europlants UK
  • Landform Consultants for Private Residence in Leeds
  • Buckland Landscapes for From Pit to Picture
  • Gavin Jones for Private Residence in Kensington
  • Esse Landscapes for Tickerage Mill
  • Clifton Nurseries for Little Frankley
  • Bowles & Wyer for Private Residence in Tring
  • Landscape Associates for Private Residence in London

Soft Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic) - cost under £300k – sponsored by Adtrak
  • Grace Landscapes for National Memorial Arboretum – Heroes’ Square and The Boyes Garden
  • Goddards (Landscape Contractors) for Lillie Square Phase 1-1A
  • Frosts Landscape Construction for London Wall Place
  • Goddards (Landscape Contractors) for Olympic Way Zone A Tree Planting

Soft Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic) - cost between £300k-£1.5m – sponsored by Todds Nursery
  • Alfie Bines Gardens for Buxmead
  • Kingston Landscape Group for Colindale Gardens
  • Kingston Landscape Group for Streatham Hill
  • Frosts Landscape Construction for Holland Park Villas

Hard Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic) - cost under £300k – sponsored by Vander Moortel NV
  • Blakedown Landscapes (SE) for The Royal Ballet School
  • Brambledown Landscape Services for Segendunum Roman Fort

Hard Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic) - cost between £300k–£1.5m  –  sponsored by CWS Group
  • idverde for Theatre Square, Royal National Theatre

Hard Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic) - cost over £1.5 million sponsored by Bourne Amenity
  • Endrick Landscapes for Structural Landscape Works
  • Blakedown Landscapes (SE) for Natural History Museum
  • Maylim for Rathbone Square
  • Blakedown Landscapes (SE) for Queen’s Square
  • Frosts Landscape Construction for London Wall Place
  • Horticon for Knowsley Safari Park Tiger Trail

Community and Schools Development – sponsored by Wyevale Nurseries
  • Ground Control for Calverley Adventure Grounds
  • Bowles & Wyer for Trauma Rehabilitation Courtyard, Addenbrooke’s Hospital
  • Valley Provincial Group for Star Primary School
  • LockWood Landscapes for Earlsfield Primary School Nature Playground

Regeneration Scheme under £500k – sponsored by Tim O’Hare Associates
  • Landstruction for Wild Worlds Garden Festival
  • Whiting Landscape for The Petwood Hotel

Regeneration Scheme over £500k – sponsored by MCM (SE)
  • Endrick Landscapes for Structural Landscape Works
  • P Casey (Land Reclamation) for Cliffe Castle Park Restoration
  • Blakedown Landscapes (SE) for Hunstanton Heritage Gardens
  • Ground Control for Elephant Park
  • idverde for Project Pilgrim, Gloucester Cathedral
  • Horticon for Knowsley Safari Park Tiger Trail

Grounds Maintenance – Free Public Access – sponsored by Rigby Taylor
  • idverde for Colchester Castle Park
  • Greenfingers Landscape for Cae Glas Park

Grounds Maintenance – Limited Public Access – sponsored by Reesink Turfcare
  • John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) for The Emergency Planning College, The Hawkhills
  • Gavin Jones for Brompton Barracks

Grounds Maintenance – Private, value under £50k
  • Rob Flavell Landscapes for Glenmorangie HQ Roof Gardens including Butterfly Conservation Project
  • Clifton Nurseries for Capercaille

Grounds Maintenance – Private, value over £50k – sponsored by ICL & Round Up
  • Gavin Jones for Virginia Park

BALI Registered Designers and Contractors Joint Submission – sponsored by Easigrass
  • John Nash MBALI and Buckland Landscapes for From Pit to Picture
  • Louisa Bell MBALI and Esse Landscapes for Woodside
  • Adam White MBALI and LockWood Landscapes for Earlsfield Primary School Nature Playground
  • Sports Grounds and Leisure Facilities
  • Talbot Farm Landscapes for Regent’s Park Hybrid Pitch
  • Blakedown Sport and Play for Archbishop Park

Interior Landscape – Installation only
  • Nurture Landscapes for Deluxe Media Interior Landscaping
  • Planters Horticulture for Aprons & Hammers, La Mer
  • Scotscape Landscaping for Asics Living Ceilings

Interior Landscape – Maintenance only
  • Nurture Landscapes for Milton Keynes Winter Gardens

Green Roof Installations and Roof Gardens – sponsored by Green-tree Topsoil
  • idverde for The Chocolate Quarter, Bristol
  • Total Protection (Landscaping) for Riverside Studios and Queen’s Wharf
  • Garden Club London for Jam Factory

Design Excellence Award, Overall scheme under £50k – sponsored by Provender Nurseries
  • Elaine Rutherford MBALI for Private Residence in Worsley

Design Excellence Award, Overall scheme between £50k-£125k
  • Matt Nichol MBALI for Tranquil Cheshire Garden

Design Excellence Award, Overall scheme over £125k – sponsored by Ground Control
  • Marian Boswall MBALI for Sussex Farmhouse
  • John Nash MBALI for From Pit to Picture
  • Patricia Fox MBALI for Viburnum Gate

International Award – sponsored by CED Stone Group
  • Acre Landscapes for Villers-Bretonneux Australian National Memorial, Sir John Monash Centre
  • Atelier DYJG for Zhuhai Garden
  • Atelier DYJG for Yunyang Beach and Water Garden
  • Tsinghua Holdings Human Settlements Environment Institute for Renascence Water Bank – Dounan Wetland Park
  • Tsinghua Holdings Human Settlements Environment Institute for Recovery to Return – Dongdahe Wetland Park
  • Ecoland Planning and Design Corp. for Laoximen (Old West Gate) – Urban Transformation Phase One, Changde, China
  • Ecoland Planning and Design Corp. for Gu’an Central Park
  • Ecoland Planning and Design Corp. for Bamboo Garden in Luxelakes Eco-City
  • Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning and Design Institute for Landscape Design of Baotou Olympic Park
  • Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning and Design Institute for Design for Children – Ya’an Panda Green Island Park Landscape Design
  • Xiamen Urban Environment Design & Engineering Co for Meiren Park
  • Xiamen Urban Environment Design & Engineering Co for Xiamen Garden, Petrispark, Trier

Affiliate Exceptional Service – sponsored by idverde
  • Eljays44
  • London Stone
  • Coregravel T/A Core Landscape Products
  • Talasey
  • Makita UK

Employer Excellence – Turnover under £2.5 million

  • Leicestershire Garden Design Company
  • Urban Landscape Design

Employer Excellence – Turnover over £2.5 million - sponsored by Fresh Horticultural Careers
  • Green-tech
  • Harrod UK
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