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2016 Show Garden Awards

The gardens below are listed in the order they appeared on the People’s Choice voting form.

A Nation Remembers

Flower Growers of Puget Sound

This garden was not judged.

Training for Zion

designs by deLeuw

This garden was not judged.

The Hoh: America’s Rain Forest

Washington Park Arboretum

GOLD METAL
Award Winning Garden

A Tribute to Hole 12 at Augusta

Northwest Flower & Garden Show – Theme Garden

This garden was not judged.

Southwest Serenity

West Seattle Nursery

SILVER METAL
Award Winning Garden

The Tiny Tetons

Nature Perfect Landscape and Design

GOLD METAL
Award Winning Garden

Edible Neighborhood — A Food System on Every Block

Cascadia Edible Landscapes

BRONZE METAL
Award Winning Garden

Capturing High Desert Beauty — Oregon’s Smith Rock

Elandan Gardens, ltd

SILVER METAL
Award Winning Garden

New York, New York: Cat Pads! On Broadway

Fancy Fronds Nursery

SILVER METAL
Award Winning Garden

Beauty is a Beach

Solera Wine Garden – Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association

This garden was not judged.

National Park Service

This garden was not judged.

From Sea to Shining Sea – Nantucket, Massachusetts

Susan Browne Landscape Design

GOLD METAL
Award Winning Garden

From Sea to Shining Sea – Coupeville, Washington

Fancy Plants Gardens, Inc.

GOLD METAL
Award Winning Garden

Essence of Yellowstone

Choice Landscapes LLC

SILVER METAL
Award Winning Garden

Great Plant Picks

This garden was not judged.

A Room with a Garden View

English Landscapes Group

GOLD METAL
Award Winning Garden

Mountains and Rivers Without End

Holloway Habitats

SILVER METAL
Award Winning Garden

El Patio Fuente

Treeline Designz 360º Design Company

GOLD METAL
Award Winning Garden

Discovering Alaska

Adam Gorski Landscapes

GOLD METAL
Award Winning Garden

An Orchid Eruption

Northwest Orchid Society

SILVER METAL
Award Winning Garden

Park it in your Own Backyard

Dakara Landscape Design

SILVER METAL
Award Winning Garden

A World Away on the Nā Pali Coast

Plantswoman Design, Inc.

SILVER METAL
Award Winning Garden

2016 Special Recognition Award Winners: 

Founder’s Cup (Best in Show):  Nature Perfect Landscape and Design

Ethel Moss People’s Choice Award:  West Seattle Nursery

Fred Palmer Garden Creator’s Award:  Nature Perfect Landscape and Design

American Horticultural Society Environmental Award:  Washington Park Arboretum

Golden Palette Award: Washington Park Arboretum

Fine Gardening Award: Dakara Landscape Design

Best Use of Theme Award: Holloway Habitats Garden Design and Installation

X Factor Award:  Cascadia Edible Landscapes

Pacific Horticultural Society Award:  Washington Park Arboretum

Sunset Western Living Award:  Dakara Landscape Design

Marenakos Award Best Use of Natural Stone: Nature Perfect Landscape and Design

City Living:

Best Plant Material – Oasis Outdoor Environments LLC
Best Design – Country Garden Antiques
Best Use of Show Theme – Cobble & Birch
Fine Gardening Magazine Award – Sky Nursery
People’s Choice Award – Mya Kerner

Floral Competition:

1st Place – Colleen E. Monette Flowers
2nd Place – Garden Party Design, Inc.
3rd Place – Fena Flowers
People’s Choice Award – First & Bloom

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 Livingâ  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.

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 by a garden travel blogger, local garden designer and National Park Service landscape architect.

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 Garden Creator’s Award – garden voted the most accomplished by fellow garden creators.  A permanent plaque is given.