APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live is shaping up to be the best one yet!

This year’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live show has now opened, with the five gardens on APL Avenue showcasing some of the amazing talent from within the association, and the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Young Landscapers Award highlighting some of the upcoming talent within the industry.

Matthew Wood and Sam Gordon won this year’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live Young Landscapers Award, with both teams taking home a Gold Award in the competition with gardens designed by Professor David Stevens.

The BBC Gardeners’ World Live Young Landscapers Award gardens:

Gold Award – Matthew Woods (Myerscough College)& Sam Gordon (The Gardenmakers) Young Landscapers Competition

Gold Award – Brian Hughes & Reece Mckay (both College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) – Young Landscapers Competition

The five gardens on APL Avenue received:

Platinum Award& Best Construction– DesignIt Landscapes – Designed by Lucy Bravington Design

Gold Award – Gadd Brothers – Designed by Dr Catherine MacDonald & Rhiannon Williams

Silver Merit Award– Creative Roots– Designed by Toby Pritchard

Silver Award– Morgan Oates– Designed by Anna Pawlowska

Silver Award– Timotay Landscapes– Designed by Robyn Brookes & Keith Walmsley (Timotay Landscapes)

The five front or back gardens that feature on the APL Avenue, give the public the opportunity to witness first-hand what can be achieved in a small space. Landscapers and members of the APL team there to support the public greater understanding of the costs of a garden build.

The APL and John Lewis Home Solutions garden was awarded a Gold Award, andAPL members Big Fish Landscapes were awarded a Silver Award for their Macmillan Legacy Garden, designed by Martyn Wilson.

Visitors to BBC Gardeners’ World Live at NEC Birmingham, 13-16 June, are also being asked to vote for their favourite garden on the APL Avenue. The Peoples’ Choice voting will take place during the show days with the award being presented at 3.30pm on Sunday afternoon. You can vote for your favourite garden at www.landscaper.org.uk/vote