Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Awards

 

Below you will find the Show Garden winners from the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. Images of the winning gardens are located on this page.

2014 Show Garden Awards

Display Gardens–Gold Award Winners:

The Art of Upcycling; The Art of Retreat; Nature’s Studio: AROUSE | EVOKE | CREATE | GROW | CHILL; MOFA—Museum of Foliar Art; Darwin’s Muse—Art Imitating Life; Terra Cadence—The Rhythm of the Earth; Quiet Beauty—The Japanese Garden Aesthetic; ART-itecture for Urban Wildlife; No Stress Allowed—A Sanctuary of Tranquility for Everyday Life.

Display Gardens—Silver Award Winners:

The Garden of Artful Delight; Peace in Motion; Mexico City Harvest; 50 Shades of Orchids; The Artist’s Studio; The Poetree; In Our Hands; Monet Dreamed Here.

Display Gardens—Bronze Award Winners:

Circles All Around Us; Awakened Inspiration; A Conduction of Vigorous Immersion; The Art of Zen.

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 Regan.

 

2014 Special Recognition Award Winners: 

Founder’s Cup (Best in Show):  Washington Association of Landscape Professionals / Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association

Ethel Moss People’s Choice Award:  Washington Association of Landscape Professionals / Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association

Fred Palmer Garden Creator’s Award:  Karen Stefonick Design

American Horticultural Society Environmental Award:  Creative Gardener/Urban Garden Co.

Golden Palette Award: Washington Association of Landscape Professionals / Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association

Fine Gardening Award: Creative Gardener/Urban Garden Co.

Best Use of Theme Award: West Seattle Nursery

X Factor Award:  Washington Association of Landscape Professionals / Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association

Pacific Horticultural Society Award:  Washington Association of Landscape Professionals / Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association

Sunset Western Living Award:  Creative Gardener/Urban Garden Co.

South Sound Magazine Editor’s Choice Award:  Arboretum Foundation

425 Magazine Editor’s Choice Award:  Washington Association of Landscape Professionals / Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association

 

Small Space Showcase:

People’s Choice:  Sky Nursery
Best Plant Material:  Pot Incorporated
Best Design:  Oasis Outdoor Environments
Best “Re-Characterization:” Sky Nursery 

 

Floral Competition:

People’s Choice:  Cordier Botanical Art
1st Place:  Fiore Dorato International Pte Ltd
2nd Place: Countryside Floral and Garden
3rd Place:  Christopher Flowers

 

“Funky Junk” (High School Competition)

Best Plant Material:  Nathan Hale High School
Best Design:  Nathan Hale High School
Best Example of Re-Characterization: A.G. West/Black Hills High School
Most Funky/Cool/Unusual/Creative:  Ballard High School

 

About the 2014 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 Living 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.

Fine Gardening Award – garden that dazzles thanks to smart design, creativity and originality. Judged by Fine Gardening Magazine editors. A permanent plaque is given.