Tapestry Design Studios shortlisted for industry design award

Tapestry Design Studios shortlisted for industry design award

Tapestry Design Studios were delighted this week to be shortlisted for the Association of Professional Landscapers Awards 2017, in the “Designer of the Year” category, recognising the impact the company is making on the industry in the short time since it was set up earlier this year.

The APL, which is a specialist group of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) represents landscapers who have met rigorous prescribed professional standards, and so to be recognised in this way is particularly pleasing and a great way to showcase our work.


Tapestry Design Studios were commissioned to design a formal front garden for a large Edwardian style house in Colchester, which had recently undergone construction of an extension. The Clients wanted to provide an elegant and welcoming front entrance to their newly renovated family home.

With such strong architectural character to be taken from the house, the design was strongly influenced by the elegance and formality of the Edwardian era, its layout using the lines and proportions taken from the house facade. Authenticity was achieved in the detailing – by the railings, tiled path and a planting scheme, comprising a chamomile lawn, in the arts and crafts style of the era.

The landscaping works were carried out by Tapestry’s partner company Holland Landscapes. Now the garden is transformed from bare earth into an elegant and enclosed town garden – a defined and private space offering enticing views to be glimpsed from the street, and with strong links to the house creating an authentic facade.

The Awards winners will be announced in March next year.

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