Bowles & Wyer

BALI Award Winners 2021

Written by Rosa Hinton

We’re delighted to announce that we have won 3 BALI National Landscape Awards for two different projects this year.

This contemporary garden in Kensington has won two BALI awards: Domestic Landscape Construction over £250k and the award for Designer and Contractor Joint Submission. This was one of our design and build projects, with a beautiful scheme which blends subtlety, surprise and show-stopping features. It was a garden with a challenging construction behind it, featuring a series of spaces for formal dining, lounging and cooking, with a lawn area and planting that breaks away from the geometry of the house.

The ‘wow’ factor comes from the custom water feature – which acts as a lightwell for the basement staircase below, in the form of a crystal-clear 4-metre dish, manufactured from a single piece of acrylic.

Our third award was for Grounds Maintenance in a private garden for this large scheme in South West London. Originally designed by Russ Canning, the garden is located on a sloping site with terraces leading up to the focal point of a central lawn, needing immaculate maintenance.

The space also features a cascading water feature in the rear garden, and rockery water feature in the front. Maintaining the garden since project completion, our aftercare teams have developed the planting scheme over the years, whilst keeping true to the designer’s original vision.

John Wyer, CEO of Bowles & Wyer, comments ‘We are delighted to have won these awards. Our aftercare staff often work behind the scenes, quietly and carefully getting on with their job, so it’s great to see their work celebrated like this. The Kensington Garden is a remarkable project and a huge effort with input from the whole B&W team. What made this a great project was not only the internal collaboration between design and construction, the dedication of the site teams, but also the unstinting support of the client and partnership with the main contractor on what was an extremely challenging site.’

We’re now looking forward to the BALI Award ceremony in December!

September 13, 2021