Awards and Accreditations
We’re a family-owned business in the landscaping industry with an aim to put our mark on it. We take pride in contributing to the industry’s future by designing innovative landscaping as well as setting high standards.
Our goal has always been to create a business that supports our team and cleints along with presenting opportunities and giving back to our local community. We’ve received several national and regional awards for our efforts within the industry and for our support towards the people within it.
Recognised for Excellence
Our awards cabinet includes 2 x BALI National and 1 x BALI Principle Award – for our design and build of The Vichai Srivaddhanaprbha Memorial Garden at Leicester City Football Club, and Employee Excellence which recognises the commitment to the development of our team and our company’s structure.
5 x Marshalls Register Regional and 1 x National Award all in recognition for our excellence in garden design and landscaping skills implementing the design work.
Our team holds personal awards as well. We’re also proud to have Chelsea Flower Show’s youngest designer and silver medallist amongst our company.
Providing quality service is important to us as well as to our customers. We’re proud to have received the following endorsements for the standards of work we do and the systems we use:
- Marshalls Register of Approved Landscape Contractors and Driveway Installers (Specialists in enhanced patio, walling, fencing and design)
- BALI British Association of Landscaping Industries
- Constructionline PLC
- The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme
The Marshalls Register of Approved Landscape Contractors and Driveway Installers assures that we use and install Marshalls products following the suggested guidelines. This means that our customers get the most out of the materials we use in their garden transformations and ensures that any work completed will guarantee a lasting impression. Marshalls recommend The Garden Design Co. as professional landscapers.
The BALI accreditation is also obtained by completing a stringent vetting process that requires references from suppliers in the trade as well as from a range of satisfied previous clients who have experienced our landscaping or garden design services.
We hope our work speaks for itself, this level of attention to detail and service wouldn’t be possible without our qualified team of landscapers, designers and dedicated office team.
Training Our Team and Future Landscapers
Not only are we committed to training our team but also sharing our industry experience with the next generation of landscapers and garden designers. We are GoLandscape ambassadors encouraging school children who are at the stage of picking their GCSEs and school leavers to consider landscaping as a career choice.
GoLandscape is an education, skills and careers initiative, designed to inform and inspire new recruits and combat industry issues, including a severe skills shortage. We are very proud to support these efforts with our ambassadorship.
Closer to home, from weekly team meetings discussing self-motivation to quarterly planning days our team are always training. With a coaching for performance approach to our training, not only do we develop skills, but we also coach all of our team to be self-motivated professionals.
We have a united, clear, common goal that the whole team have created together, and this keeps our business at the forefront in its field. We believe that you never stop learning.
Our team hold, and are working towards, numerous qualifications that include:
- Higher National Diploma in Horticulture (Level 5)
- BTEC National Diploma Amenity Horticulture
- BTEC Firsts in Horticulture
- City and Guilds Qualification in Arboriculture
- RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting
- Diploma in Workbased Horticulture (Level 2)
- NVQ Level 2 & 3 in Team Leading
- Apprenticeships in Business Administration
- Apprenticeships in Landscaping and Horticulture
- AAT Level 3 Certificate in Accounting
- CSCS Certification
- CPCS Certification
- First Aid Training
Say Hello to Your New Garden!
Our team are never too busy to answer the phone. Call us on 0116 210 0760 or Book a Design Consultation