The APL Awards 2017 has announced its Supreme Winner in their annual awards ceremony that has been sponsored by Bradstone. The award ceremony took place on Friday 17th March at The Brewery, London. The event is intended to celebrate the outstanding landscape that has been created by members of the APL.
The Creative Landscape Co was announced as the Supreme Winner for its project Garden for Country Cottage and Barn which is found in South Stoke, Oxon. The design by Creative Landscape Co was also announced as the winner of the Overall Design and Build category of the ceremony. The purpose of the garden was to create the right outdoor space that can meet the needs of modern family life as well as maintaining the cottage style of the garden and make sure it is in keeping with their surroundings. The clients needed a garden within an existing walled area that could connect the cottage and barn as well as needing a space for their family and dog.
The judges for the APL Awards have stated that the design as properly suited to the scheme and also uses the structural planting in a way that gets the most out of the garden. This project was difficult as the wall of the house provided an angle that changed the symmetry and geometry of the space so finding a solution that looked good and was harmonious with its surroundings was a challenge.
This year the APL Awards experienced a record number of applications for the judges to take a look at. That judging panel included Richard Barnard who was chief judge and was working alongside Bob Sweet, Steve Smith, Robin Templar-Williams and Phil Tremayne, the APL’s National Business.
At the awards ceremony, 330 audience members heard the winners being announced and also listened to the Landscape Designer Adam Frost.