Overall winners in the Private Garden Category of the National ALCI awards.
Radharc Landscaping received overall ‘Private Gardens’ award at Association of Landscape Contractors Ireland (ALCI) awards
22nd March 2019: Radharc Landscaping, based in Moycullen, Co. Galway were today announced as the overall ‘Private Garden’ category winner at the prestigious Association of Landscape Contractors (ALCI) awards in the Titanic Centre, Belfast. The all-Island ALCI awards, often referred to as the ‘Oscars of the landscaping industry’, celebrate the high standards of professionalism and skill in the delivery of commercial, private residential and public authority gardens, landscapes and sports grounds.
Radharc Landscaping, are the leading landscaping company in the west of Ireland. Based in Moycullen, Co. Galway; the company was established in 1988 and currently employs more than forty people. The award-winning company also have a plant nursery business, Radharc Nurseries which was established in 1992. The Galway-based company received the ‘Private Gardens’ category award for a private garden project based in Claddagh, Co. Galway which they designed and built themselves. They are a full member of the ALCI.
The award entries were judged by Gary Graham, Bord Bia’s Bloom Manager and Kerrie Gardiner, landscape architect and Bloom Show Garden Manager who visited all of the shortlisted project sites.
Commenting on this year’s entries, Gary Graham said, “The ALCI awards are always a great benchmark for assessing trends in the industry. One of the continuing developments has been the extension of the garden season to one which is year round. We are seeing significant investment in outdoor dining facilities which in many cases comprise fully functional kitchens, properly designed with significant lighting and heating. The impact of extreme weather as a result of climate change is taking its toll on our gardens and this is where professional horticulturalists, such as ALCI members, really come into their own in using their skills to adapt the landscape to meet changing environments.”
About the ALCI Awards
The 2019 ALCI Awards were sponsored by Kilsaran, Coburn’s, Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), Annaveigh Plants, Laird Grass Machinery, Pro Landscaper magazine. The judges awarded marks on a variety of criteria, including the use of plants and hard landscaping material, the extent of challenges faced by the landscaper in completing the work and the overall impression and quality of the scheme.
The ALCI represents Landscaping Contractors all over Ireland and is committed to the development of the landscape industry by ensuring quality of workmanship, best practice, reliability and emphasis on training. It recognises the excellence of landscaping across various categories achieved by its members through the annual all-Ireland Awards which have been running for over 30 years.