RHS Tatton Park – Young Designer Award

It's a double celebration for Macgregor Smith at this year's RHS Tatton Park Flower Show as we are equally proud and delighted to announce that Kristian Reay has been awarded both a Gold Award and Best Young Designer!
The Phytosanctuary Garden is a beautiful space awash with ornamental grasses and fragrant perennials but also explores a darker message - the growing threat of the deadly plant disease Xylella.
The role of gardeners and landscape architects in responding to the threat posed by Xylella is extremely pertinent to the current climate and reminds us all of the importance of keeping our plant health knowledge up to date and liaising closely with reputable nurseries.

Read more about Kristian’s garden here.

Watch Kristian receiving his award on the BBC iPlayer - From 45 Minutes in.....

RHS Tatton Park – Blooming Border Award

We are extremely proud of the news that our very own Ki Tong has won a Silver Gilt Award for her Long Border design at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show!

Ki's garden, 'The Mindful Garden' explores how mindfulness has been scientifically proven to be effective in alleviating stresses and major psychological illnesses. The exercise encourages passive observation of the surrounding environment and Ki’s border looks to apply the principles of mindfulness to planting, which changes in response to the weather and seasons.
The range of herbaceous perennials and grasses in the border vary in form, with their textures reflecting the sun and shade and creating eye-catching movements in the summer breeze. A water tank and bespoke channel uses rainwater to create a water curtain in the centre of the bed to stimulate yet more senses. The planting palette is dominated by pale colours at the end of the visual spectrum to promote insect habitation, which adds acoustic interests to the visual amenity of the border.

Newly Qualified CMLI

A Massive congratulations to Iona, Ki and Rosie who have all successfully passed their P2C exams to become Chartered Members of the Landscape Institute! All three have put in a huge amount of effort over the past 2 years so it is very much deserved!

We are very proud to support our colleagues through their professional development by mentoring and hosting regular CPD sessions, workshops and discussion groups, ensuring candidates are fully prepared ahead not just ahead of their exams, but throughout their journey as professionals. Well done again to our hat-trick ladies team!

SouthGate Open!

Let the festivities begin! Our scheme at SouthGate is now open to the public, playing host to a range of events over the week as part of the Bath Festival! We’ve loved every minute designing this new public realm scheme and seeing it come to life – watch this space for more photos to follow! ....

British Council for Offices’ Award!

We are pleased to announce that No. 2 Forbury Place was awarded the Commercial Workplace Award at the South of England & South Wales BCO Awards!
In describing Forbury Place, the judges said, "Throughout the project the developers considered the use of the space to benefit wellness, sustainability and occupier experience, achieving a quality work place which sets the benchmark for grade-A space in Reading and the wider Thames Valley."
Read all about the project here. ....

Rushden Lakes

Work has finished on our Garden Square scheme at Rushden Lakes! Set within the beautiful Nene Valley, the vision for the public realm at Garden Square stemmed from the idea of creating a verdant oasis in this corner of Rushden Lakes, giving visitors the opportunity to relax in a calm space surrounded by greenery. A natural play space creates an exciting opportunity for children to explore in amongst fallen logs and boulders and insect and bird habitats nestled in the trees boost the habitat for locally important species.
It's been a joy to see the scheme come to life and we look forward to seeing it bloom over the coming months! ....
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