Ade Ambler, a property developer from Bishop Norton in Lincolnshire, has been announced as the winner of the 2015 Britain’s Best Lawn competition.
With a prize fund worth over £6,000, as well as the prestigious title up for grabs, competition had never been stronger, as the award celebrated its tenth anniversary.
For the past ten year’s petrol engine manufacturer for lawnmowers and outdoor equipment, Briggs & Stratton, has set upon its annual search to find Britain’s Best Lawn to honour the hours that gardeners dedicate to their lawns.
Ade fought off fierce completion as judges were impressed by the dedication he displayed in his lawn care, as well the originality of the design, using the hour glass curves of a woman’s body as inspiration!
Moving into the property nine years ago, Ade has totally transformed the garden, which was little more than a patch of earth when he took it on. When designing the space, the passionate gardener was keen to maintain an informal design, with no straight lines to be seen. This informality does not extend to his lawn care, however, with the edges being perfected every three days, and the lawn being cut once a day, alternating the way that the stripes grow each time. Ade favours diagonal lines that draw the eye to the garden’s key features.
The award-winning lawn is fed every six weeks, and scarification and aeration is carried out in spring and autumn. On winning the award Ade commented:
It was a total shock to win and an absolute delight to be awarded the title. It is a great recognition of the time and effort I put in on a daily basis for my enjoyment of creating a beautiful home and garden.
The garden is more than just a beautiful lawn, though, with 97 over-flowing hanging baskets framing the house and grounds.
Ade enjoys taking on a new garden project each year and has even built his own Victorian greenhouse from scratch.
This hobby will be made even more enjoyable with the prize of £5,000 and a brand new Atco Clipper 20 lawnmower (worth £1000). The generous prize also includes a Keter patiobox, a selection of Wolf Garten tools and the entire collection of the best-selling Expert Books by Dr. Hessayon (worth £450).
Ian Small, sales and marketing manager of Briggs & Stratton UK commented:
This was the toughest competition to judge yet, with some truly fantastic lawns to choose from. The judges, however, were unanimous in their decision that Ade displayed real passion and dedication and that his lawn was both pristinely cared for, and beautiful to look at. Congratulations, Ade, for winning this prestigious award on its tenth anniversary year!
For more information about the competition visit www.britainsbestlawn.co.uk.