Winners: Association of Professional Landscapers 2024 Awards

The annual awards celebrate and recognise outstanding landscaping carried out by members of the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL).

Frances Tophill

Established in 1995, the association was formed to help consumers make an informed choice. A specialist group of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), the APL represents landscapers who have met the required standard of professionalism. APL members are registered with the government endorsed, TrustMark scheme.

Hosted by the APL General Manager Phil Tremayne, with guest speaker Frances Tophill, the 2024 ceremony took place on the 15th of March, at the Brewery in London. The judges for 2024 were Richard Barnard from Kings Oak Landscapes (Chief judge), Bob Sweet – Horticultural director at River Street Events, Rupert Keys from TASK Academy, Rod Winrow from Garden House Design, and Phil Tremayne – APL General Manager.

Ellicar took home the top award for their Wildlife and water garden in Nottinghamshire. Their task was to create a bright, colourful, naturalistic garden, reminiscent of their client’s Kenyan childhood, so she could step outside into nature, support wildlife, enjoy wild swimming, relax and dine outdoors with family and friends.

Phil Tremayne, APL General Manager said: “Massive congratulations to Ellicar on this fantastic garden. What a super project and well deserved to be crowned the 2024 Supreme Winner. However, congratulations should go to all the finalists, the standard is so high now and to win any medal at these awards is a fantastic achievement. Well done all and hopefully see you in 2025.”

The winners of the 2024 awards:

APL winner of the Landform Matthew Bradley Memorial Cup

APL Award 2024 Supreme Winner

Project value under £20,000

  • Winner: Nordland Landscapes Ltd
  • Finalists: Instant Scenery Ltd, Fenton Gardens Ltd, Jacq and Wills Landscapes, Instant Scenery Ltd.

Project value £20,000 – £35,000

  • Winner: MJL Garden Design
  • Finalists: The Botanical Gardener, Cobham Court Landscaping, Richard Adam Landscapes Limited, Agentsgreen Ltd, Nordland Landscapes, Landscapia Ltd, The Essex Garden Company, Ned Harvey Gardens, TAW Garden Landscapes, J & S Scapes Ltd

Project value £35,000 – £50,000

  • Winner: Cobham Court Landscaping
  • Finalists: Landscapia Ltd, J & S Scapes Ltd, The Essex Garden Company Limited, Frogheath Landscapes, Agentsgreen Ltd

Project value £50,000 – £65,000

  • Winner: Gadd Brothers Trees and Landscapes
  • Finalists: The Essex Garden Company, Langdale Landscapes Ltd, Roger Gladwell Landscapes, Premier Gardens Limited, Slate Grey Design Ltd, Bespoke Outdoor Spaces NW Ltd, Fenton Gardens Ltd.

Project value £65,000-£80,000

Project value £80,000 – £100,000

  • Winner: J & S Scapes Ltd
  • Finalists: Roger Gladwell Landscapes, J Drewe Landscaping Ltd

Project value £100,000 – £175,000

  • Winner: Acacia Gardens Ltd
  • Finalists: Landscapes By Design, Winslade Landscapes Ltd, Cobham Court Landscaping, Transform Landscapes Design and Construction,J & S Scapes Ltd, Haldon Construction Ltd, Winslade Landscapes Ltd, Frogheath Landscapes, Gartenart Swimming Ponds, Manor Landscapes, Gardens of the Future Ltd, Shrub & Stone Ltd.

Project value £175,000 – £250,000

  • Winner: Bushy Business Ltd
  • Finalists: Esse Landscapes, GreenLink Outdoor Living Ltd, Wright Landscapes Ltd.

Project value over £250,000

Hard Landscaping

  • Winner: HG Landscapes
  • Finalists: JJH Landscapes, Simply Green Landscapes ltd, Premier Gardens Limited, J & S Scapes Ltd.

Soft Landscaping

Overall Design & Build

Garden Feature

  • Winner: Roger Gladwell Landscapes
  • Finalists: Nordland Landscapes, Boast about the Garden Ltd, Transform Landscapes Design and Construction, Gartenart Swimming Ponds.

Commercial Garden

Biodiversity & sustainability

  • Winner: Mistletoe Garden Design
  • Finalists: Fenton Gardens Ltd, Ellicar, Gartenart Swimming Ponds, Bespoke Outdoor Spaces NW Ltd


  • Winner: Your Garden Needs Ltd
  • Finalists: Creative Landscape Company Ltd, TAW Garden Landscapes, HM Gardens Ltd

APL Designer of the Year

  • Winner: Raine Garden Design Ltd
  • Finalists: Olivia Stewart Design & Sarah Naybour Creative Consulting, Adam Vetere Landscape & Garden Design, Bramley Apple Garden Design, Neil Jones Design, Kitti Kovacs Design Ltd, Mistletoe Garden Design.

Swimming Pools (Natural & Inground)

  • Winner: Ellicar Pools and Landscapes
  • Finalists: Gartenart, Transform Landscapes Design and Construction, Esse Landscapes, Langdale Landscapes Ltd, J & S Scapes Ltd.

APL Supplier of the Year

APL New Company of the year

APL Rising Star

  • Winner: Anna McLoughlin