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Creating gardens through summer of 2012.

I'm very conscious that it's been several weeks since my last posting so in lieu of several more detailed posts here’s a taste of what we’ve been up to this summer.                 At Bubbenhall near Leamington Spa we...

Visit to Q-Lawns in Norfolk

Ever conscious of the need to improve our knowledge about sustainability in the landscaping sector I decided to attend an open day being put on by Q-Lawns from their base near Brandon in Norfolk. The purpose of this was to introduce the concept of wildlife gardening...

APL Landscapers at Hampton Court flower show

  A new alliance is born! This year’s Hampton Court Flower Show has a new and genuinely exciting twist to it for landscapers belonging to the Association of Professional Landscapers and indeed the wider landscaping community. Earlier this year somebody with real...

Association of Professional Landscapers

The Gardenmakers have been fully accredited members of the Association of Professional Landscapers since 2007.

A branch of the Horticultural Trades Association, The APL is a trade body that promotes the highest of standards within the industry. To become a member a landscaping business needs to have been trading for at least 3 years and go through a rigorous inspection process.


TrustMark is a quality mark which operates a framework under which 30 plus scheme operators work in the RMI (repair, maintenance and improvement) sector, including trade associations, local government trading standards teams, and independent scheme operators. These schemes are approved to carry the TrustMark logo and recruit reputable and trustworthy tradesmen.

The Horticultural Trades Association

Established in 1899 at the Crystal Palace by 60 like-minded horticulturists, the HTA has, for over 100 years, promoted the interests of its members and the industry at large.  A cost-effective and comprehensive range of business support and development initiatives are available to individual members.