Celebrations as 2017 BALI National Landscape Award winners announced

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60 BALI members have now been informed they have won a BALI National Landscape Award, with some members successful in more than one category. This year’s Awards, in association with Horticulture Week and supported by headline sponsor Green-tech, sees 80 National Awards bestowed upon BALI members 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 six judges – John Melmoe, Richard Barnard, Jason Lock, Robin Templar Williams, Steve Roberts and Andrew Legg – met at BALI Landscape House in late August for the adjudication process that selects the award-winning schemes. Deliberations over the 115 entries took three days, at the end of which the list of winners was confirmed.

Reflecting on this year’s process, Greg said: “As BALI Awards judges we all see this task as a privilege, even when the heavens open and we are faced with challenging weather, as we experienced quite frequently this year. We are rarely disappointed by the standard of workmanship, horticultural knowledge and design expertise we are asked to judge – the hardest task is in sticking to our stringent criteria, which demands we only reward real excellence across the board, with no quarter given when an error, however insignificant, compromises the overall scheme. We are not here to reward achievement of the standards we expect of a BALI member, rather to recognise when members have really excelled and their work represents outstanding delivery.

We have been delighted to judge this year’s entries and I congratulate every winner, who can be enormously proud of their achievements.”

BALI’s Chief Executive Wayne Grills is an observer during the final adjudication and knows only too well the work and time each of the judges puts in to ensure the entries are given their full commitment and consideration:

“I would like to express my very sincere thanks and the thanks of the entire BALI membership for the dedication the adjudication panel shows to this important task. The esteem that the wider industry has for the reputation and expertise of each judge ensures that the BALI National Landscape Awards remain the most sought after and respected awards in the landscape industry. I am privileged to witness the panel at work during the adjudication process and I can assure every award winner that they have every right to be extremely proud of their achievements. Congratulations to them all and I wish them well at the Awards Ceremony on 1st December when they will find out whether they have won a Principal, Special or the Grand Award.”

This year’s Awards Ceremony, to be held at the Grosvenor House on 1 December, will be hosted by BBC journalist and Breakfast business presenter Steph McGovern.

The following BALI members are 2017 BALI National Landscape Award Winners:

2017 BALI National Landscape Awards
National Award Winners

The 2017 National Award winners are:

Domestic Garden Construction - cost between £30k – £60k – sponsored by Hedges Direct

  • City Gardens for Private Residence in Exeter
  • Cube 1994 for Our Space
  • Spruce Landscapes for The Eco Garden

Domestic Garden Construction - cost between £60k – £100k – sponsored by Johnsons of Whixley

  • The Landscape and Garden Company for Private Residence in Enfield
  • Bowles & Wyer for A Regent’s Park Garden
  • Designscape for Private Residence in Staffordshire
  • Skidmores of Hertford for Private Residence in Kings Langley
  • PWP Landscape Design for Contemporary Garden
  • Graduate Gardeners for Private Residence in Hatherop

Domestic Garden Construction - cost between £100k – £250k – sponsored by Makita UK

  • Windsor & Harris Landscapes for Private Residence in Shepperton
  • Graduate Gardeners for Private Residence in Chedworth
  • Cube 1994 for Light on Water
  • Creative Landscape Company for A Riverside Garden
  • PWP Landscape Design for Urban Courtyard
  • Bowles & Wyer for Private Residence in London

Domestic Garden Construction - cost over £250k – sponsored by Europlants UK

  • Outdoor Options for Private Residence in Cobham
  • Baikie Landscape Construction for Private Residence in Goring-on-Thames
  • Outdoor Creations for Private Residence in Betchworth
  • Outdoor Options for Private Residence in Richmond
  • PC Landscapes for Arle House

Domestic Garden Construction – Soft Landscaping – Unlimited Cost

  • NT Killingley for Private Residence in North Yorkshire

Soft Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic) Cost under £300k

  • Elmtree Garden Contractors for Bath Western Riverside Podium Garden
  • Bowles & Wyer for St Peter’s College, Perenco, Phase 1
  • In-Ex Landscapes for Woodberry Down, Block 1

Soft Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic) Cost between £300k-£1.5m – sponsored by Todds Nursery

  • Grace Landscapes for Glasgow Fort MSCP and Retail Units
  • In-Ex Landscapes for Providence Tower
  • Kingston Landscape Group for Dickens Yard

Hard Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic) Cost under £300k sponsored by Vander Moortel NV

  • In-Ex Landscapes for Woodberry Down, Block 1

Hard Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic) Cost between £300k – £1.5m – sponsored by Quinton Edwards

  • Endrick Landscapes for Horatio’s Garden, Scotland
  • Total Protection T/A Total Protection Landscaping for Dollar Bay
  • Blakedown Landscapes (SE) for St Mary’s Churchyard
  • idverde UK for Gateway, University of Salford
  • NT Killingley for Fielding Johnson Square

Hard Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic) Cost over £1.5 million – sponsored by NatraTex by BituChem

  • Elite Landscapes for Chelsea Creek
  • Blakedown Landscapes (SE) for Shadwell Estate Improvements
  • Maylim for One Tower Bridge
  • Maylim for Paddington Central, Phase 2

Community and Schools Development – sponsored by Brett Landscaping

  • Northumbrian Landscaping for A Homecoming Prayer
  • Elmtree Garden Contractors for Happy Dayz Pre-School
  • Scandor Landscape Contractors for Porchester Community School
  • Baylis Landscapes for Dulwich Prep School, Early Years Playground Development
  • Garden Club London for Merchant Square Floating Pocket Park
  • Glendale for Monmouth Road Open Space

Regeneration Scheme over £500k

  • Talbot Farm Landscapes for Hyde Park Parade Ground Reinstatement Works
  • idverde UK for Houghton Hall Park
  • In-Ex Landscapes for London City Island

Grounds Maintenance – Free Public Access – sponsored by Harrowden Turf

  • Ground Control for Royal Museums, Greenwich
  • idverde UK for Manor Gardens
  • Turfsoil for Greenwich Park

Grounds Maintenance – Limited Public Access – sponsored by Reesink Turfcare

  • Ground Control for HM Tower of London
  • Ground Control for Inverness Campus
  • Nurture Landscapes for Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work

Grounds Maintenance – Private, value under £50k

  • Rowan Landscapes for Henry Fawcett Primary School
  • Bowles & Wyer for 18 Addison Avenue

Grounds Maintenance – Private, value over £50k – sponsored by ICL Monsanto

  • Ground Control for Lingley Mere Business Park

Registered Designers and Registered Contractors Joint Submission – sponsored by Easigrass

  • Chris Parsons (MBALI) & James Bird Landscapes for Birch House
  • Adam White (MBALI) & Gerald Davies for Badger Nature Play Space
  • John Wyer (MBALI) & Bowles & Wyer for A Notting Hill Garden

Sports Grounds and Leisure Facilities – sponsored by Kubota UK

  • Blakedown Sport and Play for Elite Player Performance Programme, Motspur Park

Interior Landscape – Installation only – sponsored by Adtrak

  • Planters Group for Plant Wires, Orpic, Oman

Green Roof Installations and Roof Gardens – sponsored by Green-tech

  • Bowles & Wyer for Roof Terraces
  • Kingston Landscape Group for Dickens Yard

Design Excellence Award, Overall scheme over £125k – sponsored by Ground Control

  • Helen Elks-Smith MBALI of Elks-Smith Landscape and Garden Design for Private Residence in Dorset

International Award – sponsored by CED Stone Group

  • Ecoland Planning and Design Corporation for Landscape Design for JD.COM Headquarters Office
  • Ecoland Planning and Design Corporation for Raycom Infotech Office Park Landscape Renovation Design (Plaza B)
  • Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute for Bikini Plaza Design in Xingcheng City of Liaoning Province, China
  • Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute for Landscape Renovation of Chaka Salt Lake

Affiliate Exceptional Service – sponsored by idverde

  • AHS
  • Green-tech
  • Makita UK
  • HAHN Plastics
  • Star Uretech
  • Landscapeplus
  • Crowder Nurseries
  • Natural Paving Products
  • WoodBlocX

Employer Excellence – Turnover under £2.5 million -  sponsored by Adtrak

  • Oak View Landscapes

Employer Excellence – Turnover over £2.5 million -  sponsored by Andersplus

  • Harrod UK
  • Nurture Landscapes
  • Hultons Landscapes

Full details of the winning entries can be found on the Awards website at www.baliawards.co.uk along with details of how to book tickets for the Awards Ceremony on Friday 1 December when the Principal, Special and Grand awards will be announced.

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