Celebrations as 2017 BALI National Landscape Award winners announced

Celebrations as 2017 BALI National Landscape Award winners announced

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


Makita UK

HAHN Plastics

Star Uretech


Crowder Nurseries

Natural Paving Products


  • 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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