Burwash Weald based Frogheath Landscapes have been awarded the top accolade at the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Awards 2016
The company was awarded the APL ‘Supreme Award’ for their work on the project ‘Brede,’ landscaping the formal gardens surrounding a rare timber and brick 16th century sheep barn in the Brede Valley.
Steven Moody of Frogheath Landscapes said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been given this award but it is very much a team effort. Frogheath’s success is largely due to the amazing collaboration between us, the designer, the specialist contractors, the suppliers and of course the gardening team who continue to maintain the high standards of the garden.”
The winners, announced at awards at The Brewery in London on March 4, gained national recognition for their achievements and are testament to the high calibre landscaping offered by APL members. The awards now in their 20th year, recognise and promote the very best in landscaping in categories that range from smaller projects to contracts in excess of £250,000. Frogheath’s ‘Supreme Award’ was in the category of over £250,000 and they were also ‘Commended’ for two other gardens in the £35,000–£60,000 and £60,000–£100,000 categories.
This year’s judges were Richard Barnard from Hillier Landscapes (Chair;) Chris Young RHS, Editor of The Garden Magazine; Steve Shore from Shore Landscapes; Bob Sweet, former RHS Head of Garden Judging; Robin Templar Williams from Robin Williams and Associates and Phil Tremayne, APL National Account Manager.
The Association of Professional Landscapers comprises accredited landscape companies who design, build and maintain gardens throughout the UK. The APL is the only landscaping scheme operator of Trustmark, a Government endorsed initiative that promotes professional trades to consumers.
Frogheath Landscapes has hit the headlines more than once. The firm employs young apprentices appointed through the Heathfield Works! scheme which gives young people, currently not working or studying, the chance to embark on a new career or course. The apprentices remain with Frogheath and have helped win Chelsea Gold medals in several consecutive years. Most recent were The Potter’s Garden in 2014 and The Trugmaker’s Garden in 2015 plus Gold at the RHS Royal Hampton Court Flower Show last year for the conceptual Synaesthesia Garden.
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