Below you will find the Show Garden winners from the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. Images of the winning gardens are located under the award type.
2013 Show Garden Awards
Display Gardens–Gold Award Winners:
Association of Professional Landscape Designers Washington Chapter; Barbara Lycett Landscape Design; Home & Garden Art LLC; Native Root Designs; Plantswoman Design, Inc.; RHR Horticulture & Landwave Gardens; Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association; Washington Association of Landscape Professionals; and the Washington Park Arboretum.
Display Gardens—Silver Award Winners:
Adam Gorski Landscapes, Inc.; Artisan’s Cottage; Dakara Landscape Design; Dr. Decks LLC; Evergreen Landscaping & Ponds; Fancy Plants Gardens, Inc.; Northwest Orchid Society; Pacific Stone Company, Inc.; Redwood Builders LLC, Landscaping; Susan Browne Landscape Design and Issaquah Landscaping; TreeLine Designz International and West Seattle Nursery; Under the Arbor Landscape Design; and Wight’s Home & Garden.
Two outstanding gardens not included in the judging process included the South Lobby’s “Entryway Garden,” created by the Flower Growers of Puget Sound, and the show’s popular “Wine Garden” created by Marenakos Rock Center.
2013 Special Recognition Award Winners:
Founder’s Cup (Best in Show): RHR Horticulture & Landwave Gardens (Shoreline)
Ethel Moss People’s Choice Award: Washington Park Arboretum (Seattle)
Fred Palmer Garden Creator’s Award: Washington Park Arboretum (Seattle)
American Horticultural Society Environmental Award: RHR Horticulture & Landwave Gardens (Shoreline)
Golden Palette Award: RHR Horticulture & Landwave Gardens (Shoreline)
Best Use of Theme Award: Wight’s Home & Garden (Lynnwood)
X Factor Award: Barbara Lycett Landscape Design (Seattle)
Pacific Horticultural Society Award: Washington Park Arboretum (Seattle)
Sunset Western Living Award: Washington Park Arboretum (Seattle)
South Sound Magazine Editor’s Choice Award: Dr. Decks (Tacoma)
425 Magazine Editor’s Choice Award: Washington Park Arboretum (Seattle)
Small Space Showcase:
People’s Choice: West Seattle Nursery (Seattle)
Best Plant Material: West Seattle Nursery (Seattle)
Best Design: Killarney Cove Garden Design (Federal Way)
Best “Re-Characterization:” Artistic Garden Concepts (Kent)
People’s Choice: Young’s Enumclaw Flowers (Enumclaw)
1st Place: Fena Flowers (Kirkland)
2nd Place: Holly’s Fine Flowers (Port Townsend)
3rd Place: Tiare Floral Design (Tacoma)
“Funky Junk” (High School Competition)
Best Plant Material: Nathan Hale High School (Seattle)
Best Design: Ballard High School (Seattle)
Best Example of Re-Characterization: Ballard High School (Seattle)
Most Funky/Cool/Unusual/Creative: A.G. West/Black Hills High School (Thurston County)
About the 2013 Show Garden Awards
Founder’s Cup – Garden that is deemed best in show and a majority favorite of a committee of judges for the other awards. Recipient receives a rotating trophy which must be relinquished prior to the following year’s show.
American Horticultural Society Environmental Award – garden that best demonstrates skillful design that incorporates environmental stewardship in the garden. Judged by Medal Show Judges.
Pacific Horticulture Magazine Award – garden that best demonstrates the regional nature of garden design. Judged by Pacific Horticulture representatives. A permanent plaque is given.
Sunset’s Western Livingâ Award – garden most filled with fresh, useful, achievable ideas that enhance outdoor living in the West. Judged by Sunset editors. A permanent plaque is given.
“Golden Palette Award” – garden the best incorporates dramatic color from leaves, forced blooms and winter blooming plants. Judged by regional horticulture experts. A permanent plaque is given.
Best Theme – garden that captures the spirit of the 2013 theme, “The Silver Screen Takes root… Gardens Go Hollywood.” Judged by Seattle Film Festival staff. A permanent plaque is given.
“X-Factor Award” – garden that best captures the imagination of the next generation of garden designers. Judged by recent graduates of the regional horticulture programs. A permanent plaque is given.
425 Magazine Award – garden that dazzles thanks to smart design, creativity and originality. Judged by 425 Magazine editors. A permanent plaque is given.
Ethel Moss People’s Choice Award – favorite garden as voted by the public. Recipient receives a permanent plaque, and a rotating trophy which must be relinquished prior to the following year’s show.
Fred Palmer Exhibitor Award – garden voted the most accomplished by fellow garden creators. A permanent plaque is given.