The APL awards, sponsored by Bradstone, recognises and promotes the very best in landscaping.​ The Heath Manor project utilised Yorkstone, from Huddersfield, to transform the outdoor space. 

The brief included around the Manor and swimming pool together with a sunken herb garden, stunning feature pool and oak pergola and paths to the Orangery terrace.

The judges commented ' This very large project demonstrated high standards of professionalism throughout. The team clearly had a good eye for detail, lines and setting out.

A natural swimming pool that has no chemicals and is not only environmentally friendly but gorgeous to look at.  

The sell-out APL event​ took place at the stunning Kensington Roof Gardens in London. The award ceremony is a celebration of the high standards that been achieved by landscape members.

Designed by Ruth Gwynn Associates the natural swimming pool was described by the judges as 'a quality project.'


This garden depicts the final stage of the Tour De France cycling race, Stage 21; and the chaotic sprint finish along the Champs-Élyées. Beneath the trees of this famous boulevard, boules court-style gravel leads to the winner's podium and the Arc de Triomphe inspired trellis and gateway. The group of riders at the back of the field (the peloton), is represented by massed evergreen and deciduous planting. Metal hoops contained within the planting symbolise bicycle wheels. The French flag, the Tricolore, inspired the colour palette of the perennial planting. The undulating ground echoes the movement of the peloton, and the individual riders represented by the low evergreen hedge, twist and weave, as they sprint towards the Arc de Triomphe. Three riders break away from the pack - but who will win?

APL Award Winner 2011 - garden design for Heath Manor Garden 

Two paths represent the question, Can we ....Yes or No?

This question is asked three times.
It is asked by the individual - Can I sign up to the register?
It is asked by the medical team – Can we use your loved ones organs?

It is asked by the family of the donor – Can we consent to this donation?

The centre pavilion is designed to look like a present wrapped with a ribbon and bow.Those who agree to donation follow the wide ‘Yes’ path through the planting, directly to the pavilion. The “No” path intentionally makes the visitor feel more uncomfortable about their decision, but along the way there is an opportunity to change their mind, say Yes and enter the garden pavilion. 

Transplants are one of the most miraculous achievements of modern medicine. But they depend entirely on the generosity of donors and their families who are willing to make this life-saving or life-enhancing gift to others. 

Gold Medal winning Show Garden

Silver-Gilt Medal winning Show Garden

Silver-Gilt Medal winning Show Garden

Alchemilla mollis

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

Ajuga variegata

Brunnera macrophylla

Buxus sempervirens

Eucalyptus gunii

Eucalyptus parvifolia

Eucalyptus perriniana

Geranium 'Alan Mayes'

Geranium 'Johnsons Blue'

Geranium ' Patrica'

Hebe 'Red Edge'

Hosta 'Albo Marginate'

Iris 'Winter Olympic'

Nepeta 'Dawn to Dusk'

Nepeta racemosa 'Walkers Low'

Phormium 'Pink Panther'

Rosmarinus officinalis 

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Miss Jessop's Upright'


Joining the Organ Donor register records your agreement to the use of your organs and tissue for transplantation after your death. 

Plant List

APL Award Winner 2012 - for the design of a Natural Swimming Pool 

RHS Malvern 2013 - Tour de France - Le Stage Final Garden 

Plant List

The living with Parkinson's Garden has been designed to illustrate what it is like to live Parkinson's. People with Parkinson's don't have enough of the chemical called dopamine, because some nerve cells in the brain have died. Without dopamine people can find that there movements become slower, so it that it takes longer to do things. The main symptoms of Parkinson's are tremor, rigidity and slowness of movement. As well as affecting movement, people with Parkinson's can find other issues, such as tiredness, pain, depression and constipation, can have an impact on their day-to-day lives.

The Journey around the garden was intended to be deliberately difficult and frustrating. To negotiate the garden, you had to concentrate, just as you would living with Parkinson's daily. 


RHS Malvern 2015 The Organ Donation Garden - The Gift of Life

Alchemilla erythropoda

Alchemilla mollis Thiller 

Asarum europaeum 

Aquilega Spring Magic Blue & White

Aquilega Spring Magic Rose & White

Brunnera macrophylla

Camassia leichtlinii Caerulea

Centaurea montana Alba

Centaurea motana jordy

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Cirsium rivulare Atropurpureum

Cercis siliquistrum

Dryopteris filix-mas

Dicentra eximia Alba

Dicentra formosa Luxuriant

Epimedium rubrum

Epimedium youngianum Niveum

Hosta siebolidii Frances Williams

Hosta sieboldiania Elegans

Hosta abiqua Drinking Gourd

Hosta Blue Mouse Ear

Hosta Royal Standard

Hosta Sum and Substance

Hosta Wide Brim

Hosta Devon Green

Hosta undulate albomarginata

Lamprocapnos spectabilis Valentine

Lamprocapnos spectabilis Alba

Luzula sylvatica

Muckdenii rossii

Polystichum braunii

Polystichum polyblepharum

Polystichum setiferum Herrenhausen

Pulmonaria Blue Ensign

Phyllostachys nigra

Salvia officinalis

Tulipa Pretty Women

Tiarella Spring Symphony

Betula albosinensis Facsination

Prunus serrula Tibetica

Plant List

RHS Malvern 2014 Living with Parkinsons Garden 


To decide whether or not you wish to become a donor after you have died is something very personal and it is important that everyone makes their own decision. 

Carpinus betulus 'Monumentstalis'

Ilex crenata 'Dark Star'

Euonymus microphyllus 'Variegatus'

Euonymus japonicus 'Green Rocket'

Buxus Sempervirens

Taxus baccata

Laurus Nobilis

Nandina domestica

Rosmarinus officinalis

Phontinia x Fraseri 'Red Robin'

Euonymus fortunei 'Harlequin'

Cornusa alba 'Elegantissima'

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'