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APL members build exclusive partnership with Home Solutions from John Lewis

The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) recently announced their partnership as the landscaping accrediting body for Home Solutions from John Lewis. This exclusive partnership will enable members the chance to design, build and maintain gardens for John Lewis customers.


Home Solutions began as a trial in the Milton Keynes area in 2017 and has since expanded in Bristol, Bath and Greater London. The APL are now helping to recruit new members to the service in London, Berkshire, Essex, Herefordshire and Kent.


Home Solutions reached out to The Association of Professional Landscapers to help find quality, experienced landscaping companies that have been accredited and receive on going inspections through the APL and Trustmark inspection process. 


John Cotter, go to market lead for Home Solutions, said of the partnership, "Home Solutions is a brand-new proposition from John Lewis which connects our customers with quality vetted trade professionals. When looking for the very best Landscapers, partnering with the Association of Professional Landscapers was a natural fit.”


APL Chairman, Rod Winrow, commented, “The opportunity to work in partnership with one of the best retailers in the UK is fantastic, it makes perfect sense when the organisations share similar values; To deliver landscaping excellence backed with superb customer service and professionalism.”


This partnership is exclusively for APL members, so If you are interested in applying for this or looking into membership of APL, contact Phil Tremayne or visit for more information.

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