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

With the awards ceremony fast approaching, 67 BALI members of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) 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, 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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