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2015 Show Garden Awards

2015 Special Recognition Award Winners: 

Founder’s Cup (Best in Show):  “Over the Moon”, Association of Professional Landscape Designers

Ethel Moss People’s Choice Award:  “The Romance of Steampunk”, Whitby Landcare & Design

Fred Palmer Garden Creator’s Award:  “Birds Do It…Bees Do It…”, West Seattle Nursery

American Horticultural Society Environmental Award:  “Pining Over Yew—A Love for Every Season”, Oliana Gardening

Golden Palette Award: “Picture Yourself on Azalea Way”, Washington Park Arboretum – Arboretum Foundation

Fine Gardening Award: “A Garden Built With Love”, Adam Gorski Landscapes Inc.

Best Use of Theme Award: “A Garden Built With Love”, Adam Gorski Landscapes Inc.

X Factor Award:  “Step by Step, Side by Side”, Treeline Designz “360º Design Company”

Pacific Horticultural Society Award:  “Birds Do It…Bees Do It…”, West Seattle Nursery

Sunset Western Living Award:  “Knotty & Nice…Here’s to WE time”, Karen Stefonick Design

South Sound Magazine Editor’s Choice Award:  “Birds Do It…Bees Do It…”, West Seattle Nursery

425 Magazine Editor’s Choice Award:  “Knotty & Nice…Here’s to WE time”, Karen Stefonick Design

Display Gardens–Gold Award Winners:

Over the Moon; A Garden Built With Love; Pining Over Yew—A Love for Every Season; Love the Space You’re In; Knotty & Nice…Here’s to WE time; Birds Do It…Bees Do It…; Rekindled Rendezvous; Lettre d’ Amorchid

Display Gardens—Silver Award Winners:

Romantic Folly; Step by Step, Side by Side; Will You? A Romantic Proposal in the Park; The Romance of Steampunk; A ‘Bio-Cycle’ Built for Two; The Root of True Romance: Beautiful Chaos…Love, Art, Nature; Three Phases of Love…Young, Passionate, Forever

Display Gardens—Bronze Award Winners:

Picture Yourself on Azalea Way; Will You? A Romantic Proposal in the Park; A Woodland Nymph’s Dream; Giovanni’s Grotto

Three outstanding gardens not included in the judging process included the South Lobby’s “Kissed by the Sun,” created by the Flower Growers of Puget Sound, “Romance Blossoms,” the 2015 Northwest Flower & Garden Show Theme Garden and the show’s popular “Wine Garden” created by Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association.

City Living:

People’s Choice: Ravenna Gardens
Best Plant Material: RHR Horticulture & Landwave Gardens
Best Design: Wight’s Home & Garden
Best Use of Them: Ravenna Gardens
Fine Gardening Magazine: Ravenna Gardens

Floral Competition:

People’s Choice: Lusher Life Design
1st Place: Tiaré Floral Design
2nd Place: Lusher Life Design
3rd Place: Blue Lace Design

About the 2016 Show Garden Awards

Founder’s Cup Award Garden that is deemed “Best in Show” and a majority favorite of the judges for the other awards listed below. Recipient receives a rotating sterling silver trophy which is passed on at the following year’s show. The award is bestowed during the NWFGS Garden Creators’ Appreciation Party.

American Horticultural Society Environmental Award – garden that best demonstrates the bond between horticulture and the environment, and inspires the viewer to beautify home and community through skillful design and appropriate plant material. Judged by Main Show Judges. A permanent plaque is given.

Pacific Horticulture Magazine Award – garden that best demonstrates the regional nature of garden design. Judged by Pacific Horticulture Magazine representatives. A permanent plaque is given.

Sunset Western Living Award – Garden that beautifully incorporates fresh, achievable ideas for outdoor living, while reflecting the West’s great natural landscapes in its overall plan and/or planting scheme. Judged by Sunset Magazine editors and writers. A permanent plaque is given.

Fine Gardening Magazine Award – garden that best balances the ideals of inspiration and attainability. This garden inspires gardeners to reach for new levels of design excellence and creativity while keeping those goals achievable. Judged by Fine Gardening editors and writers. A silver ice bucket 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.

South Sound magazine Award – The garden that tells a story with its smart design, creativity and originality. The winner of this award will be eye-catching, breathtaking and interesting and will take judges (and viewers) to a different place. Judged by South Sound magazine editors.

Golden Palette Award – garden the best incorporates dramatic color from leaves, forced blooms and winter blooming plants. A permanent plaque is given. Judged by regional horticulture experts.

Best Use of Show Theme Award – garden that captures the spirit of the 2016 theme, “America the Beautiful.” A permanent plaque is given. Judged in 2016 by a garden travel blogger, local garden designer and a landscape architect from the National Park Service.

X-Factor Award – garden that best captures the imagination of the next generation of garden designers. A permanent plaque is given. Judged by recent graduates of the regional horticulture programs.

Marenakos Award – garden that best integrates natural stone in the landscape, using materials that support and enhance the garden’s theme and design. Judged by regional landscapers and stone masons. A permanent engraved stone 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 is passed on at the following year’s show. The award is bestowed on Saturday afternoon during the show.

Fred Palmer Exhibitor Award – garden voted the most accomplished by fellow Garden Creators. A permanent plaque is given.