BALI National Landscape Awards

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About the BALI Awards

Introduced in 1976, the BALI Awards are held annually and recognise BALI members who have demonstrated exceptionally high standards of professionalism and skill in the execution of a wide variety of landscaped schemes.

The Awards are open to BALI Registered members. The wide range of categories ensure that every part of the landscaping industry is recognised, from the individual designer and domestic contractor to the largest multi-location company working in the commercial arena.

Winning a BALI National Landscape Award is the pinnacle of professional achievement for BALI members. The Awards are respected in the UK and abroad as the standard to which others aspire and rightly reflect the prestige of BALI.

 In 2010 BALI’s Board of Directors announced that the Association’s prestigious BALI National Landscape Awards event will be in association with Horticulture Week, the leading business weekly title for the professional horticulture community.

“The Awards’ success has led us to consider how best to handle the event’s development going forward” explained BALI 2010 National Chairman Paul Cowell. “The proposal from Haymarket Events, which included promoting the BALI National Landscape Awards as the landscape industry’s premier Awards event, will bring major benefits to the Association and the wider industry.”

The entries and judging process will continue to be administered and invigilated by BALI, whilst Haymarket Events will handle the event management, logistics and event production for the Awards lunch on behalf of BALI and Horticulture Week.

Award Categories Available to Enter

Registered Contractor & Registered Group Members

Domestic Garden Construction - A domestic scheme which may include any/all aspects of landscaping i.e. hard and/or soft etc., with a total construction cost including materials to fit within a variety of bandings.

Soft Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) - A scheme which is overwhelmingly soft landscape construction (may include small hard elements) with a total construction cost including materials to fit within a variety of bandings.

Hard Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) - A scheme which is overwhelmingly hard landscape construction e.g. paved surfaces, in both cost and extent (may include small soft elements) with a total construction cost including materials to fit within a variety of bandings.

Community and Schools Development - A scheme built for a school or community area which may contain both hard and/or soft landscape.

Restoration and Regeneration Scheme - A scheme which transforms derelict or neglected land into a valuable landscape, including a neglected historic, designed or natural site. This includes historic park restoration and land rehabilitation for nature conservation.

Grounds Maintenance - Free public access, limited public access and contract value under or over £50k. 

BALI Registered Contractors and Registered Designers joint submission - Recognition of working relationship between BALI Registered Designers and Contractors. This joint submission must have been designed by a BALI Registered Designer and built by BALI Registered Contractor. The design will be assessed followed by a site visit to assess construction.

Sports Grounds & Leisure Facilities - Specialist area of replacing or creating complex drainage/irrigation, turf design, seeding for the installation of Sports Grounds or Leisure Facilities.

Interior Landscape – installation or maintenance only
Interior landscape construction or maintenance such as corporate head quarters, hotels and shopping centres.

Best Innovation / Technology used in a Landscape Scheme - Recognises the advancement in the use of technical solutions in landscape schemes and the ability of BALI contractors to meet the demands of installing complex features and innovation design elements. e.g. lighting, drainage, irrigation, water features, natural swimming pools, green walls, etc.

Green Roof Installations and Roof Gardens - Specialist niche market which includes the more traditional Roof Gardens and the emerging market of Green Roof installations.

Registered International Members

International Award - For a contract undertaken outside the UK. The International Award can be either a domestic or commercial contract, interior or exterior. Overseas maintenance schemes will be judged within the Maintenance Category. 

Registered Designer Members

Design Excellence - Recognising the Registered Designers who satisfy the design brief of the client. This can include designs undertaken Internationally. The total construction cost should be within under or over £50k.

BALI Registered Contractors and Registered Designers joint submission - Recognition of working relationship between BALI Registered Designers and Contractors. This joint submission must have been designed by a BALI Registered Designer and built by BALI Registered Contractor. The design will be assessed followed by a site visit to assess construction.

Registered Affiliate Members

Affiliate Exceptional Service - Exceptional service demonstrated by a BALI Affiliate member in terms of; technical support, exceeding customer expectation, proactive involvement in BALI regional and national events, customer support and guidance, efficiency of service, product range and development, good complaint resolution procedures, flexibility in supporting budget constraints and flexibility with delivery issues. 

Not a member of BALI?

If you are not a BALI Member but wish to enter the BALI National Landscape Awards please click here to find out how to become a Member.

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2016 Winners

“I am writing to congratulate you and your team on delivering another fantastic BALI awards event with nearly 1000 guests. The day was naturally made all the more enjoyable for me with Ground Control winning three principle awards. Happy days. See you soon”
Marcus Watson,
Ground Control

“Thanks for the invite to the awards. Another great ceremony with many outstanding projects which illustrate continuous improvement in the industry. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet many friends in the industry as well as make new ones”
Colin Moore,
Chartered Landscape Architect

“Just a quick note to thank you again for the invitation to the BALI awards last week, it was as ever, a very enjoyable and well organised lunch”
Gordon Jenkins,
Construction Skills Certification Scheme Ltd

A quick line to say well done on a splendid event yesterday, I think it is probably the best I have had the privilege to attend.  The hard work of the Landscape House Team shone through please pass on my thanks to them also. Some fantastic entries, great host in Gyles, I was on a table with some interesting guests, food was good and an appreciative audience. Thanks for allowing me to attend.
Richard Stone,