National Landscaping Award Success for Outdoor Creations

Outdoor Creations have been awarded a top accolade at the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Awards 2021, winning ‘Best Garden Feature’ for their work on a Sussex Kitchen Garden project.  

Outdoor Creations is an established landscape design and build company offering gardening services throughout Kent, Surrey, East Sussex and South East London. Our experienced and professional team work hard to deliver the varied projects we undertake. Using our extensive skills, innovative approach and attention to detail, we constantly strive to not only meet client expectations, but exceed them. 

Now in their 26th year, the APL awards recognise and promote the very best in landscaping undertaken by members, in categories ranging from smaller projects, special features and soft landscaping, to contracts of up to £200,000. The awards, hosted virtually on Friday 12 March 2021, are recognised nationwide and are a testament to the high calibre of landscaping offered by APL members. They are a celebration of the high standards that have been achieved by members and demonstrate the APL’s commitment to quality landscaping. ‘Best Garden Feature’, is an incredibly challenging category, given the great work and innovation being seen across the industry, and Outdoor Creation’s directors commented that they felt ‘honored to have been recognised as key contributors to this’.  

For this project, the client was keen to create a kitchen garden from which they could live sustainably, growing their own vegetables, herbs and fruit and also keep chickens. The design delivered a beautiful, circular, walled garden safe from foxes and deer, with a wonderful, moon gate entrance and bespoke ironwork gated entrance, incorporating a design by the client’s daughter. Judges commented: 

“The Moon gate is a beautiful stand out feature with lots of character, executed beautifully showcasing great skill.” 

Tough weather conditions, throughout one of the wettest winters on record, led to a very challenging environment throughout the majority of the build, which the client alluded to in this glowing testimonial upon completion of the project: 

“Your team worked tirelessly and constantly impressed me with their work ethic and enthusiasm. It was nice that every single one of them would say good morning to me. Having had lots of building work done over the years I know how rare this can be; but I also know how important it is to have someone just say “good morning’ when you are in your own house or garden. During heavy rain and ridiculously boggy conditions they all kept a smile!” 

Outdoor Creations would like to add: 

“We’re absolutely thrilled that all of our hard work has paid off, and would like to say a huge thanks to everyone involved, especially Mark our steel fabricator, and the guys at Alitex and Chelmer Valley for supplying us with materials for this project. But a special thanks goes out to Heather Martin for her incredible design work, whom without this would not have been possible. Thanks for all your support guys, and we look forward to working with you all some more in the future!” 

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