APLD Announces Award Of Distinction Winner

The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) presented its 2004 Award of Distinction to John Brookes, owner of John Brookes’ Garden Design, Tokyo, Japan. He also founded The Clock House School of Garden Design, within a four-acre established garden at Denmans, West Sussex, England. The award was given at Kew Gardens, London, England, during the 2004 APLD conference.

The award of distinction is presented annually to a person who has made a significant contribution to the profession of landscape design. In presenting the award, APLD president Patricia Ouderkirk said, “John’s influence has assisted in the education of not just designers but consumers as well.”

Brookes, who has been in private practice since 1964, continues to design and construct gardens throughout Great Britain, with consultancies on the Continent, in the US, in Japan, Australia and South America. He has presented workshops and lectures on garden design throughout the world, including the New York Botanical Garden; the Civic Garden Centre, Toronto; the Royal Botanic Garden, Hamilton, Ontario; Callaway Gardens, Georgia; Chicago Botanical Garden; Technicons, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, South Africa; and at gardens in Australia and New Zealand. Brookes makes regular television appearances on BBC 2 – Gardeners’ World as well as other programs on garden design.

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