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Hedges Direct to sponsor APL Awards

Hedges Direct has announced it is sponsoring the £100,000-£200,000 category at the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) awards.

“We are delighted to welcome Hedges Direct on board as category sponsors for the APL Awards, helping to demonstrate their support for UK landscapers,” said Alexa Stillwell, APL awards co-ordinator. “The awards highlight excellence in landscaping from our members and provide a fantastic showcase for their work.”

The Association of Professional Landscapers Awards which takes place tomorrow, 17 March, 2017 at The Brewery, London has been running since 1995 to help recognise and reward the high standard of landscape contracting. Attended by over 300 landscapers and tradespeople, the awards demonstrate the commitment to professional workmanship and customer satisfaction.

There are 13 categories landscapers can be nominated for within the APL from specific project values to soft landscaping and community gardens. Hedges Direct chose the project value £100,000-£200,000 category because they “loved all the work the nominees have done around hedging and planting”.

The landscape companies which have been shortlisted within this project value are:

  1. Frosts Landscape Construction Ltd aimed to create a sense of space for the property and allow a journey through the garden and throughout the house.
  2. Genesis Construction and Landscapes Ltd were inspired by a contemporary design to create a relaxing space where people can play, entertain and explore.
  3. Kingston Landscape Group Ltd had to reform a front circular feature and create a beautiful children and baby memorial garden.
  4. Linden Landscapes Domestic Gardens overcame many obstacles and severe constraints in terms of movement throughout the site.
  5. The Garden Builders achieved a logical and attractive series of tiers whilst working, around tree protection zones and boundary complications.
  6. The Gardenmakers was inspired by a contemporary style, incorporating a mixed medium of hard landscaping materials and colourful borders of shrubs and flowers.
  7. Waratah Gardens included areas for dining and entertaining along with quieter areas for sitting in the garden.


“Hedges Direct have been thoroughly impressed with 2017’s shortlist within the £100,000-£200,00 project category,” said operations director Jamie Shipley. “The landscapers and designers have created outstanding gardens for their clients, over-coming difficult sites and working with existing landscape restrictions all whilst achieving the perfect outdoor space for their clients.”

In addition to sponsoring the awards, Hedges Direct will give each landscaper in attendance a copy of their Hedging Handbook and a branded key-ring tape measure. The Hedging Handbook is a pocket size guide which includes the brand’s top products that landscapers can use as a visual aid when talking to clients about which plants they want for their project.

About Michael Northcott

Michael is the editor of Landscape Insight magazine. He draws from experience at a wide range of B2B magazines, including Management Today, Legal Business, Retail Week, Hotel Owner and Jewellery Focus. Feel free to drop him a line with any stories or feature ideas.

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