Awards

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Show Gardens

City Living

Floral Competition

2018 Special Recognition Award Winners

Fine Gardening Magazine Award
Susan Browne Landscape Design

Garden Design Magazine Award
West Seattle Nursery

Sunset Western Living® Award
Issaquah Landscaping / designs by deLeuw

Founder’s Cup (Best in Show)
West Seattle Nursery

AHS Environmental Award
Susan Browne Landscape Design

Best Use of Color Award
West Seattle Nursery

Best Use of Horticulture Award
West Seattle Nursery

Professionals’ Choice Award
Nature Perfect Inc.

Marenakos Award Best Use of Natural Stone
Nature Perfect Inc.

People’s Choice Award
TBD

Palmer Garden Creator’s Award
TBD

2018 Show Garden Awards

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

Calvalcade of Color

Flower Growers of Puget Sound

This garden was not judged.

Cake and Cheers for Thirty Years

Northwest Flower & Garden Festival Theme Garden

This garden was not judged.

Soiree of Reflection

Treeline Designz 360° Design Company

SILVER MEDAL
Award Winning Garden

Pot Party

Redwood Builders LLC, Landscaping

SILVER MEDAL
Award Winning Garden

Father’s Day

Nature Perfect Inc.

SILVER MEDAL
Award Winning Garden

Kache Un Bijou, A Hidden Jewel

Solera Wine Garden – WSNLA

This garden was not judged.

Bee Simple

Susan Browne Landscape Design

GOLD MEDAL
Award Winning Garden

Celebrate and Reflect

Choice Landscapes, LLC

GOLD MEDAL
Award Winning Garden

Celebrate Form: Art Imitates Nature

Fancy Fronds

SILVER MEDAL
Award Winning Garden

Celebrate! It’s in Our Nature Living Art-fully

Elandan Gardens, ltd

SILVER MEDAL
Award Winning Garden

Arboretum Carnavale: Wonders of the Winter Garden

Washington Park Arboretum

GOLD MEDAL
Award Winning Garden

Wabi-sabi, Embrace Flawed Beauty

West Seattle Nursery

GOLD MEDAL
Award Winning Garden

Contained Excitement

Issaquah Landscaping / designs by deLeuw

SILVER MEDAL
Award Winning Garden

Vanilla Farm

Northwest Orchid Society

GOLD MEDAL
Award Winning Garden

For the  Apple of My Eye

Avid Landscape Design & Development LLC

SILVER MEDAL
Award Winning Garden

Mother Nature as Muse – mixing magic and materials

Millennium Landscaping

SILVER MEDAL
Award Winning Garden

City Living:

Best Plant Material – Designs by Nature
Best Design – Camden Gardens
People’s Choice Award – TBD

Floral Competition:

1st Place – Ikebana by Megumi
2nd Place – Fena Flowers
3rd Place – Tiaré Floral Design Studio
People’s Choice Award – TBD

Bouquet of Cakes:

People’s Choice Award – TBD

Founder’s Cup Award – Garden that is deemed “Best in Show” and a majority favorite of the Main Show Judges and the 20 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’ Celebration.

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.

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.

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.

Garden Design Magazine Award – garden that best showcases innovative design, horticultural acuity, and inventive productivity. This garden illustrates why gardens are for people.

Best Use of Color Award – garden the best incorporates dramatic color from flowers and foliage, hardscapes, structures and accessories. A permanent plaque is given. Judged by regional horticulture experts.

Best Use of Horticulture Award – garden that best incorporates plants incorporating color, texture, size and shape to enhance the garden’s theme. Judged by regional horticulture experts.

Professionals’ Choice Award – garden that best demonstrates excellence in design concepts, horticulture, and quality of execution to create a memorable show garden reflecting the highest level of workmanship by Association of Professional Landscape Designers-WA Chapter, WA Association of Landscape Professionals, and WA State Nursery & Landscape Association members. Judged by a representative from APLD-WA, WSNLA and WALP.

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.

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.

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

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