Ballater garden recognised at national APL Awards in London

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Ballater garden recognised at national APL Awards in London

A garden in Ballater, designed by Papillon, has been recognised in this year’s APL (Association of Professional Landscapers) Awards, in the category Overall Design & Build. Garden Designer, Angelique Robb of Papillon Designs & Landscaping, was awarded a Bronze prize for her work on the garden, which was redesigned and rebuilt following the town’s bad floods in 2016.

Recognition came in light of Papillon’s efforts to design a garden, that not only is visually appealing, but also one that is weatherproof.  This was by building a rain garden and adding soil retention in vulnerable areas.  A unique larch-cladded artist’s studio was also built using stilts to allow rainwater to flow beneath it and drain away.  The garden blends into its surrounding environment easily with the use of local natural stone and native plants.

 

Rain Garden Solution

Angelique comments: “Technically, this garden took quite a bit of thought to design.  With an adjacent nature reserve and a slope running towards the property, we had to come up with a solution to drain and absorb rainwater.  Building a rain garden was the best solution, but adding a studio was always going to be tricky, as it could potentially block the natural flow of water and encourage flooding.  So, after researching a few different options, we came up with the idea of building the studio on stilts and we’re pleased to say that it works perfectly! We feel very proud to be recognised by The APL in these prestigious awards.”

The garden was designed and constructed by Aberdeen-based Papillon and is one of 32 projects the firm completed in 2017-2018.  Papillon is an award-winning garden design company that specialises in designing and constructing gardens throughout the North-east of Scotland.  This is the second year running that the firm has been awarded a prize at the APL Awards.

 

APL

The APL Award were held on 15th March 2019 at The Brewery, London.  The awards, which are UK-wide, help celebrate and recognise outstanding landscaping work carried out by the association’s members.  To find out more about The APL visit www.landscaper.org.uk.

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APL Bronze Award 2019 Papillon Designs & Landscaping

 

Rain garden in Ballater | Papillon Designs & Landscaping

Client Testimonials

Delighted!

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!

L.S.
Portlethen

Amazing!

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

S.D.
Dyce

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.

Lesley
Ellon

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
Edinburgh

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