Catherine StewartAILDM Design Awards

AILDM Allan Correy Award for Design Excellence

The Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers (AILDM) has announced its 2013 design awards, with the main prize going to Secret Gardens of Sydney.

The winning landscape design by Matt Cantwell and Robert Finnie transformed a rickety set of stairs by which the owners accessed their steep waterside garden, into cascading decks, lawn and paving, creating appealing and usable spaces while preserving the unique character of the site. Secret Gardens of Sydney won the Allan Correy award for Design Excellence 2013.

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AILDM Allan Correy Award for Design Excellence

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AILDM Allan Correy Award for Design Excellence

Full award list

Category 1 Residential under $50,000

Best In Category (2 equal)
Fresh Landscape Design – Jennie Curtis, Chris Curtis
Outhouse Design – Steve Warner

Gold Awards
Outhouse Design – Steve Warner
Fresh Landscape Design – Jennie Curtis, Chris Curtis
Outhouse Design – Steve Warner

Silver Award
Chris Webb Garden Design – Chris Webb
Impressions Landscape-Design – Adam McDonald
Valley Garden Landscapes – Alex Haskey

Category 2 Residential $50,000- $150,000

Best In Category
Secret Gardens of Sydney- Matt Cantwell, Tim Williams

Gold Award
Secret Gardens of Sydney- Matt Cantwell, Tim Williams

Silver Award
Good Manors Pools and Gardens- Raoul van de Laak, Hugh Burnett
Landart– Matt Leacy, Justen Hess
Valley Garden Landscapes – Alex Haskey

Category 3 Residential $150,000 +

Best In Category
Secret Gardens of Sydney- Matt Cantwell, Robert Finnie

Gold Award
Good Manors Pools and Gardens- Raoul van de Laak, Hugh Burnett
Impressions Landscape-Design – Adam McDonald
Nathan Burkett Design – Nathan Burkett
Secret Gardens of Sydney- Matt Cantwell, Robert Finnie,
Utopia Landscape Design – Aaron Worth

Silver Award
ecodesign- Adrian Swain, Vanessa Picone, Michael Doak, Rebecca Surian
Garden Expressions – Claudia Nevell
Good Manors Pools and Gardens- Raoul van de Laak, Julian Bombariere

Category 5 Commercial

Best In Category
Botanical Traditions – Ruth Czermak

Gold Award
Botanical Traditions – Ruth Czermak
The Gardenmakers – Fiona Temple, Daniel Kavanagh

Silver Award
Landmark Landscape Consultants – Stephen Whitteridge, Henry Chapple-Cox

Category 6 Plantscape Design

Best In Category and Gold Award
Secret Gardens of Sydney – Matt Cantwell, Simon Howard

Category 7–Environmental

Best In Category and Gold Award
Fresh Landscape Design – Jennie Curtis, Chris Curtis

Category 8 –Landscape Management

Best In Category and Gold Award
ecodesign – Adrian Swain, Michael Doak

Silver Award
Outside Living – Karen Staunton-Ross
Outside Living – Karen Staunton-Ross

Category 9 – Pro Bono  

Best In Category and Gold Award
Outhouse Design – Steve Warner

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Catherine Stewart

About Catherine Stewart

Award-winning garden journalist, blogger and photographer; writer for garden magazines and co-author of 'Waterwise Gardening'; landscape designer turned landscape design judge and critic; compulsive networker and lover of generally putting fingers in lots of pies. Particularly mud pies. Original creator of GardenDrum. South Coast NSW.

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