Aralia’s lead designers Patricia Fox and Alastair Henderson were joined by our client Nigel Berney at the BALI Awards 2018 on Friday 7th December. The ceremony took place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, one of the most prestigious event venues in the capital, to honour the leading and most innovative designers and landscape contractors in the UK. 

Aralia were presented with an award for our design for Viburnum Gate, owned by Nigel, which combined cutting edge contemporary design style with a practical and functional use of the space, turning the garden into a place to be enjoyed both outdoors and from inside the house. 

We had hoped to scoop the top prize of the night, the Principal Design Excellence Award, but we were pipped at the post by a beautiful design by Marion Boswall Landscape Architects. Well done to all participants, as the entries were all of a very high standard. 

We were pleased to receive this message from our client, after the ceremony: ‘Patricia, thank you so much for the kind invitation to the Awards ceremony yesterday it was very much appreciated, even though we didn’t win the Principal Award, I have the wonderful garden you designed to enjoy every day! Many thanks again to you and Alastair, kind regards, Nigel.’