Susan Young Garden Design, has been shortlisted for the APL Awards 2018.

The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Bradstone, takes place on Friday 16 March 2018 at The Brewery, London, to celebrate and recognise the outstanding landscaping carried out by members of the APL.

Susan Young Garden Design’s project, ‘Slope to Stage’, is in the running for the Hard Landscaping category.

Susan Young, Pre-Registered Society of Garden Designers Member has won one of the Marshalls Regional Awards 2018 for hard landscaping design in the category of Best Use Of Ethically Sourced Fairstone, with her design of a spacious, terraced, low maintenance garden for a private couple in Cranfield, Bedfordshire.

Susan says ‘The original garden was on a slope with much of it too uncomfortable to use, but with a fantastic panoramic view of Marston Thrift. The clients asked me to create more usable space around the house and the end result has practically doubled it. It has steps to a broad terrace, five raised beds, path and a new utility area. The finishing touches of a cedar greenhouse and a new shed for storage of garden tools will keep the owners ‘green fingers’ busy for many years to come.’

Landscapers David Stack and Mark Evans of Absolute Landscapes Ltd, who built Susan Young’s design, are pleased with the Marshalls Regional Award for the project and delighted that her hard landscaping design is also a finalist in the national Association of Professional Landscapers Awards for 2018.

The standard of entries to the APL Awards 2018 exceeded expectations and Susan Young Garden Design was picked from a record breaking number of submissions.

For more information about the awards visit

APL Media office
Tel: 01235 776156.