Best in Class APL Award Success For Esse Landscapes

Esse Landscapes are very proud to have won two awards at the recent APL (Association of Professional Landscapers) Awards, held in London. These were a highly sought-after “Best in Category” in the £175,000-£250,000 category and a Gold medal in the £100,000-£175,000 category.


Both gardens were included in the shortlist published in November, but the final accolades were announced at the gala dinner last week. We are delighted for the whole team, and also for designer Louisa Bell of The Lovely Garden.

APL Award Trophy Best in Category Thicket Rise

The judges’ commented, “The cantilevered deck was brilliantly engineered, the use of planting and detailing on the garden was delightful. A well-deserved award with top notch landscaping.”

The winners, announced at the awards event sponsored by Bradstone, held at The Brewery in London on Friday 18th March 2022, gained national recognition for their achievements and are a testament to the high calibre landscaping offered by APL members.

Steve Etheridge (Managing Director) said: “So proud that we have won Best in Category at today’s APL Awards in London! Fantastic work by the whole team!”

Thickett Rise

The awards, now in their 27th year, recognise and promote the very best in landscaping undertaken by APL members in categories that range from smaller projects, special features and soft landscaping to contracts of up to £500,000. The awards are a celebration of the high standards that have been achieved by members and demonstrate the APL’s commitment to quality landscaping.

This year’s judges were Richard Barnard from Hillier Landscapes (Chief judge), Rod Winrow from Garden House Design, Bob Sweet – ex RHS Head of Garden Judging, Robin Templar Williams from Robin Williams and Associates, Rupert Keys from Keyscape Design & Construction and Phil Tremayne – APL General 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.

Esse APL Best in Class Award Certificate


Esse APL Gold Award Certificate