Landscapeplus Events 2019 - August


BBC Gardeners' World Live returned to the NEC from 13-16 June, 2019. It's the ultimate day out for keen, hands-on gardeners with inspiring Show Gardens. We have been lucky enough this years to be involved through the APL and WorldSkills providing advice from our own Paul Willavoys and providing products from Collingwood & Ortus Lights.

The Young Landscapers Award, supported by the Association of Professional Landscapers and sponsored by Marshalls. In this gruelling challenge, four of the most talented young landscapers in the country form two teams to collaborate and display their skills. The young landscapers, both under 28 years old, taking part in this years competition are:

Team A - Heritage Garden
MatthewWoods (Mysercough College) and Sam Gordon (The Garden Makers) were 1st and 2nd respectively in 2018's World Skills UK Live competition. Matthew was crowned the APL's "Rising Star" at their annual awards in London. Sam is no stranger to the pressures of show gardens with The Garden Makers taking gold and the peoples choice award at 2016 Gardeners World Live and with Sam returning from assisting with the Perennial Garden at this years RHS Chelsea.

Team B - Argent Garden

Reece McKay and Brian Hughes (CAFRE College) both studied at CAFRE college near Belfast and finished 3rd & 4th in 2018's World Skills UK Live competition. Brian has completed many projects of his own in Northern Ireland whilst Matthew is returning from a stint working with the team that built the gold medal winning Welcome to Yorkshire at this years RHS Chelsea.

Paul Willavoys has worked closely with both CAFRE College, Mysercough College, WorldSkills and the APL for the last year, so we are keen to see how these young up-and-comers perform in this event.

We have been fortunate over the last few months to have been able to provide products and advice to some of the Designers and Builders at verious RHS shows. Below are some of these Gardens.

RHS Tatton

Caledonian Coastal
A contemporary space inspired by the beauty of the Scottish coastline, The Caledonian Coastal Garden features a successional planting scheme comprising species that naturally occur in coastal landscapes. Designed by Aidan Cifelli, built by Artisan Landscapes and sponsored by Vande Moortel, Cheshire Concrete, Landscapeplus, Deepdale Trees, CED Stone and Urban Landscapes this fantastic garden was awarded a silver at this years RHS Tatton show.

Trail of Thoughts
The Trail of Thoughts Garden is designed to raise awareness of dementia. The planting represents the fading of memory. Designed by Nick Leitch and Pam Duffell, built by Bespoke Stone Walling and sponsored by Great British Gardens & Bespoke Stone Walling this fantastic garden was awarded a silver gilt at this years RHS Tatton show.

RHS Chatsworth

The Wedgwood Garden
To mark Wedgwood’s 260th anniversary, The Wedgwood Garden has been inspired by the vision of John Wedgwood, the founder of the Royal Horticultural Society, to use the power of horticulture and plants to connect people and unite communities. Designed by RHS Ambassador Jamie Butterworth, built by Keyscape Gardens and sponsored by Wedgwood this fantastic garden was awarded a gold medal, best in show and peoples choice best in show at this years RHS Chatsworth show.

Space Within
Space Within is a biophilic meditation space in which to escape the hectic outside world. A moon gate creates a portal into the ‘space within’, a central area which provides a symbolic place that offers and mirrors the healing, tranquil inner space of meditation. Designed by Rae Wilkinson, built by GK Wilson Landscape Services and sponsored by Harrod Horticultural & London Stone this fantastic garden was awarded a gold medal, best mindfulness garden and peoples choice best mindfulness garden at this years RHS Chatsworth show.

Inspired by the cliffs of the River Trent, this garden incorporates a rammed earth wall, large rocks and boulders jutting into woodland edge-style planting, as well as a deck and water walls. Designed by Neil Sutcliffe, built by Creative Roots and sponsored by Miles Nurseries & CED this fantastic garden was awarded a gold at this years RHS Chatsworth show.

Upcoming events

We have been fortunate enough to team up with Marshalls on an exclusive training day on the 12th of September based at their offices in Marshalls Mono Ltd, Landscape House, Premier Way, Lowfields Business Park, Elland HX5 9HT. The day is focused on fourteen people, seven contractors and seven designers, to undertake a tour of Marshalls factory and to be shown a full demo installing lighting into stone features.

  • 10:00 - 10:30: Arrival
  • 10:30 - 11:00: Paul Masters Introduction into Marshalls
  • 11:00 - 12:30: Lighting Talk by Landscapeplus
  • 12:30 - 13:15: Lunch (Provided)
  • 13:15 - 14:00: Tour of Marshalls factory
  • 14:00 - 15:30: Lighting - Hands on Demo (getting lighting working in stone)
  • 15:30 - 16:00: Network/ Finish

There may be some spaces left on this exclusive course so feel free to get in touch with us at or by calling 01666 577577.

Are you looking too organise a day out for your staff? Looking to learn some new skills? Get advice on a build or want to give your students a more hands on experience? We can help!

From organising educational days to training in Ponds, Irrigation or Lighting we are always looking for opportunities to help build peoples knowledge and help them towards their goals. For More information on training day, to organise one of your own or arrange for us to visit your school/college feel free to call us on 01666 577577 or send an email to