Professional category

Excellence in Small Landscape and Garden Design

This award celebrates high-quality design of small scale completed landscape or garden schemes.

It is open to LI members. 

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What we are celebrating

This award celebrates the quality of built landscape design in its purest sense.  It is for permanent or temporary sites below one hectare, which have created a new place or improved an old one.  These could be private or public gardens, parks and public realm, frontage or urban greening, commercial or mixed-use.  The scheme should be functional, useable, beautiful, and sensitive to its context.


To enter this Award:

  • The work must be below 1 hectare
  • Part of the awarded activity must have taken place between July 2019 and July 2021
  • The work may be a stand-alone project or form part of a larger project 

Judging criteria

This award will be scored by an independent panel of judges against our Judging Criteria:

  • Design 
  • Sustainability 
  • Value 
  • Professionalism 

In selecting an eventual winner, the judges will focus especially on the degree to which the entry meets the requirements under the Design criteria.   

Submitting your entry

This is an online entry.

Make sure you carefully read the How to Enter page for important information about the process and conditions of entry.

You should also read the Judging Criteria and the guide to entering Professional categories for information on eligibility and what you will need to provide in your entry.

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