The Podium awards were started in 2019 in order to celebrate and recognise excellence in design of construction of podium landscapes, which include rooftop gardens, gardens built above car parks and other structures rather than in a normal ground level setting. It has just been announced that for the 2020 Awards, Patricia Fox, founder of Aralia, has been asked to join the judging panel.

Fresh from Aralia’s success in the inaugural awards in 2019, where we won the Domestic Design category for our iconic Chelsea Creek Project, Patricia is well placed to consider the merits of podium landscape schemes from both a design and a construction quality standpoint. Under her leadership, Aralia has become known in the industry for our expertise in this field, winning many awards and accolades for projects such as Fulham Reach Roof Terrace,  Knightsbridge Roof Terrace as well as the multi-award winning Chelsea Creek. Podium landscapes present unique and difficult challenges in terms of weight loading, access and planning, on top of all the usual aspects of designing a high quality garden for clients to enjoy all year round. We wish all the entrants to the 2020 Podium awards the very best of luck and look forward to presenting the awards to the winners on Tuesday 17th March 2020 at Sandown Park Racecourse. For more information on how to enter the awards, visit: