West Suffolk-based Genesis Landscapes recognised at Association of Professional Landscapers awards

The garden at Magog Farm Barns, Cambridge, for which Genesis Construction and Landscapes was commend

The garden at Magog Farm Barns, Cambridge, for which Genesis Construction and Landscapes was commended at the 2016 Association of Professional Landscapers Awards. - Credit: Archant

A west Suffolk landscaping company has been honoured at the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) annual awards.

Genesis Construction and Landscapes, based at Bradfield St George, near Bury St Edmunds, was commended in the category for projects valued at £60,000 to £100,000 for its work at Magog Farm Barns in Cambridge.

The site, close to the heart of Cambridge’s technology centre, posed a variety of challenges, not least being locaated on a chalk hillside.

The garden is enclosed by a horseshoe-like curve that wraps around the landscaping and also includes garden lighting, speakers, water features and lawn sprinklers controlled via an app.

The APL awards, now in their 20th year, recognise the best in landscaping undertaken by APL members in categories ranging from small projects to contracts of more than £250,000, with this year’s winners being announced at an event held at The Brewery in London.

Mike Long of Genesis said: “It is an honour to be recognised at such a prestige level; the competition was outstanding and the event itself excellent. Its great to see our hard work and attention to detail paid off above and beyond customer satisfaction.”

This year’s judges panel was chaired by Richard Barnard of Hillier Landscapes and also included Chris Young, RHS Editor of The Garden Magazine, Steve Shore of Shore Landscapes, Bob Sweet, ex-RHS head of garden judging, Robin Templar Williams of Robin Williams and Associates and Phil Tremayne, APL national account manager.