Pro Landscaper - September 2014

Pro Landscaper - September 2014

Pro Landscaper

Originally published on 10th September 2014

51 BALI members out of 77 who entered over 100 entries have won awards in this year’s prestigious BALI National Landscape Awards in association with Horticulture Week and headline sponsor Rigby Taylor. However, not until the awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on Friday 5 December will they know who has won a Principal Award, Special Award or the coveted Grand Award. Tickets for the ceremony are now on sale.

The Adjudication panel, chaired by Greg Allen, Senior Lecturer in Landscape Studies at Writtle College and dispute adjudicator, spent the summer visiting the shortlisted schemes and met at the end of August to agree the list of winners. Commenting on this year’s entries, Greg said:

“BALI judges have travelled across the UK to review over 100 entries this year and have been hugely impressed with the high standards of design, workmanship and quality of entry submissions from BALI members. This year we have seen a 10% rise in the number of award winners overall and the job of selecting winners and Principal Awards proved to be a hard task and debated at length amongst the judging panel. BALI Award winners in 2014 can be assured that they have excelled in their work and truly impressed the judging panel. We look forward to revealing our exceptional Principal Award winners in December”.

BALI’s Chief Operations Officer Wayne Grills, who was an observer during the final adjudication, expressed his delight in the increase of entrants awarded this year and paid tribute to the judges who have given each entry their full commitment and consideration:

“The standard of entries submitted this year has been phenomenal. As an observer it is a privilege to see these industry experts at work as they judge the entries. Their depth of industry knowledge, their understanding of the challenges presented by different schemes, and their unshakeable determination to only reward excellence, regardless of the effort and good intentions displayed by the contractor, is laudable. We are, as always, indebted to each and every one of them for their dedication to the task.”

Full details of the winning entries can be found soon on the Awards website at and along with details of how to book tickets for the Awards Ceremony on Friday 5th December when the Principal, Special and Grand Awards will be announced.