Papillon gains national title at APL Awards

Papillon - sensory garden at CLAN

Papillon is excited to have won a National Award at this year’s Association of Professional Landscaper (APL) Awards.  The award was given in the category of Community Garden for a sensory garden Papillon designed and built for local cancer charity, CLAN.

Papillon designed and constructed the garden with the needs of CLAN’s patients and visitors at heart.  Special features include two fully accessible interconnected seating areas which were designed specifically for relaxation, incorporating tranquil features to help calm the mind.  CLAN’s Community Garden was designed in collaboration with Tinto Architecture.

Papillon was awarded a Silver Award for the CLAN garden and took the top accolade in the category, winning the “Best in Category” prize.  In addition, the company won a Silver Award in the category of Gardens between £20-£35k and a Silver Merit Award for Overall Design & Build for a steading garden it built in Ellon. There was further success for Papillon with a Bronze Award in Overall Design & Build for a garden in Hatton of Fintray.


The APL judges commented: The judges’ commented: “Community gardens always evoke thoughts of their purpose. This was no exception being a quiet area for people suffering from cancer. The budgets tend to be slim and the requirement large. Papillon have managed both areas well, delivering a functional yet calming, pleasant space for patients to rest with either their thoughts or family. Some interesting bespoke structures in this well-built project.”

Angelique Robb, Director of Papillon commented: “We are thrilled to be recognised in these prestigious awards. The whole team works hard to bring our projects t

ogether and the CLAN garden is particularly special.  We fully understand the positive impact it will have on cancer patients and we hope it will help heal and continue to be enjoyed by all at CLAN.  It was also our first ever National Award, so we’re feeling very proud!  Recognition must be given to Tinto Architecture too, who we worked alongside throughout the project. The other awards are fantastic too and, collectively, they have put the North-east of Scotland ‘on the map’.”

The APL Awards promote members’ commitment to quality landscaping by rewarding their high standard work. The Awards Ceremony took place on Friday 13th March in L


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Client Testimonials


We are delighted with the garden and everything is going to be so much easier to look after, and we will enjoy using it so much more, so thanks for all your, and your team’s hard work!



It looks amazing Angelique, I can’t believe the difference and it’s so much bigger!


I love my garden steps

We have had three projects undertaken by Papillon and have been very pleased with each one. We have had very positive comments from friends and neighbours about the improvements to our property. I love my garden steps.


We cannot praise Angelique and her team at Papillon Design & Landscaping highly enough. From the initial consultation with Angelique, she listened to our requirements and returned with a fabulous design. On site, the team were friendly, efficient and organised and worked hard to complete the project on time and with minimum disturbance. We were delighted with the end result and feel it has really added to our home.

Ian & Anna

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