Another great year for APL !

Members of the APL group are celebrating their success at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

APL’s success continued this year at Hampton Court continued with an impressive accolade of Best in Show, Best World Garden, four Gold medals, seven Silver-Gilt medals, one Silver medal and two Bronze medals, taking their tally to a 40 medals over the past four years of the show.

RDC Landscape and Construction, sponsored by Hadlow College and Betteshanger Sustainable Parks, won Best in Show and Gold for their build of the ‘Green Seam’ garden, designed by Stuart Charles Towner and Bethany Williams.  Hadlow College is one of the UK’s leading land-based colleges, and Betteshanger Sustainable Parks are a major £40 million economic and social regeneration project, including green technologies and sustainable business and commerce, supported by world class research and development and education options.

 Landform Consultants, headed by APL chairman Mark Gregory, won Best World Garden and Gold for their build of the ‘Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism Garden of Paradise’ garden, which was designed by Nilufer Danis of Lotus Design Studio. Influenced by early Turkish Islamic Gardens of the 10thcentury, this lavish and evocative garden features traditional Islamic elements including strong geometric architecture, a pavillion to provide shade, and fountains and rills for cooling water.


Full list of winners:


A Growing Obsession – SILVER

Designed by Jean Wardrop and Alexandra Stevenson

Built by TKE Landscaping

Sponsored by Yardley London Ltd


Amnesty International: Magna Carta 800 Garden – SILVER-GILT

Designed by Frederic Whyte

Built by Nascentia Landscapes

Sponsored by Amnesty International


DialAFlight: Synaesthesia Garden – GOLD

Designed by Sarah Wilson

Built by Frogheath Landscapes and DCEX Lighting

Sponsored by DialAFlight

Contributor: UK Synaesthesia Association


Foundations for Growth – SILVER-GILT

Designed by VaRa Garden Design

Built by Capel Manor College

Sponsored by Provender Nurseries & Capel Manor College


Hadlow College ‘Green Seam’ – BEST IN SHOW & GOLD

Designed by Stuart Charles Towner & Bethany Williams

Built by RDC Landscape Design & Construction, Kent

Sponsored by Hadlow Group


Living Landscapes: City Twitchers – SILVER-GILT

Designed by CouCou Design, Sarah Keyser

Built by Living Landscapes

Sponsored by Living Landscapes


Living Landscapes: Healing Urban Garden – SILVER-GILT

Designed by Rae Wilkinson

Built by Living Landscapes

Sponsored by Living Landscapes


The Macmillan Legacy Garden – GOLD

Designed by Ann-Marie Powell Gardens

Built by The Outdoor Room

Sponsored by Macmillan Cancer Support


SABO: The Circle of Life – SILVER-GILT

Designed by Stefano Passerotti

Built by Big Fish Landscapes Ltd

Sponsored by Sabo Oil


The Scotty’s Little Soldiers Garden – BRONZE

Designed by Graeme Thirde

Built by Harrington Porter

Sponsored by Scotty’s Little Soldiers


Squire’s Garden Centres: Urban Oasis – SILVER-GILT

Designed by Ian Hammond

Built by Mark Charles

Sponsored by Squire’s Garden Centres


The Tea Party – BRONZE

Designed by Charlie Bloom

Built by Charlie Bloom Garden Designs

Sponsored by CED Natural Stone


The Turkish Ministry of Culture & Tourism: Garden of Paradise – BEST WORLD GARDEN


Designed by Nilufer Danis, Lotus Design Studio

Built by Landform Consultants

Sponsored by Turkish Ministry of Culture & Tourism


The World Vision Garden – SILVER-GILT

Designed by John Warland

Built by Garden Builders and The Plant Man

Sponsored by World Vision