Awards

2019 SHOW GARDEN SPECIAL RECOGNITION WINNERS

Fine Gardening Magazine Award
NW Bloom Ecological

Founder’s Cup
(Best in Show)
Nature Perfect Inc.

AHS Environmental Award
West Seattle Nursery

Best Use of Color Award
Treeline Designz
Garden Design Magazine Award
Folia Horticulture + Design

Best Use of Horticulture Award
 Fancy Fronds

Professionals’ Choice Award
Nature Perfect Inc.

Marenakos Award Best Use of Natural Stone
Nature Perfect Inc.
Sunset Western Living® Award
Nature Perfect Inc.

People’s Choice Award
  NW Bloom Ecological

Palmer Garden Creator’s Award
Nature Perfect Inc. 

GardenComm Outdoor Living Award
Nature Perfect Inc

 

CITY LIVING AWARDS

Best Plant Material – Fashion Plants LLC
Best Design – Rocky Bay Garden Creations
People’s Choice Award – Urban Soule

FLORAL COMPETITION AWARDS

1st Place – LaVassar Florists
2nd Place – Flora Grand
3rd Place – Grant & Jensen Floral Events
People’s Choice Award – LaVassar Florists

2019 MARKETPLACE AWARDS

Best in Show
Ravenna Gardens

Outstanding Plant Market
N & M Herb Nursery

Outstanding Vintage Market
Petals & Blooms

Outstanding Educational
King County Loop
Outstanding Visual Display

Ballard Reuse

Mod Home Ceramics

Ravenna Gardens

Swanson's Nursery
Outstanding Marketing Display

Contemporary Landscaping

Lee Valley Tools

Marenakos Rock Center

PNW International

2019 SHOW GARDEN MEDALS

FLORA ACROSS THE WORLD
FLOWER GROWERS OF PUGET SOUND 
This garden was not judged. 
CELTIC TRAVELS; HIBERNIA TO CALEDONIA
NORTHWEST FLOWER & GARDEN FESTIVAL THEME GARDEN
This garden was not judged.
MYSTIC GARDEN
NATURE PERFECT LANDSCAPE AND DESIGN
GOLD MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN
ORCHIDS IN BALANCE
NORTHWEST ORCHID SOCIETY
SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN
THE LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN
DAKARA LANDSCAPE DESIGN
SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN
VICTORIAN HERBAL TAPESTRY
CORONA TOOLS 
This garden was not judged.
HERBAN SANCTUARY
NW BLOOM ECOLOGICAL SERVICES
SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN
A GARDEN FOR ALL SEASONS
GREAT PLANT PICKS
This garden was not judged.
#FAKEATION - CREATE YOUR DESTINATION
WASHINGTON STATE NURSERY AND LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
This garden was not judged.
SHALIMAR
TREELINE DESIGNZ 360
SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
UNDER THE MEDITERRANEAN SUN
WASHINGTON PARK ARBORETUM 
SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
TAOIST MYTH: THE ISLES OF THE BLEST
REDWOOD BUILDERS LLC LANDSCAPING
GOLD MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
ESCAPE TO THE MOUNTAINS
ADAM GORSKI LANDSCAPES
SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
ASIAN SENSIBILITIES - NW STYLE
ELANDAN GARDENS
GOLD MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
IMAGINING IRELAND: MYTH, MAGIC AND MYSTERY
FANCY FRONDS NURSERY
SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN
ALPENHAUS - SWITZERLAND AND GERMANY
SUSAN BROWNE LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND FANCY PLANTS GARDENS
GOLD MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
PATTERNS OF PEACE ON EARTH
WEST SEATTLE NURSERY
GOLD MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
NOTTING HILL MODERN ENGLISH GARDEN
FOLIA HORTICULTURAL + DESIGN
SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
THE WORLD AT YOUR FEET
LITTLE PRINCE OF OREGON NURSERY
BRONZE MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
ORTO DI CASA
DESIGNS BY DELEUW
SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
BETTER GROUND
PUGET SOUND CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 

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’ Award Ceremony.

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.

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.

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.

GardenComm Outdoor Living Award - Garden that exhibits the most beautiful, creative, and educational ideas to encourage effective use of horticulture and design for functional outdoor living environments. Judged by members of GardenComm (Garden Communicators International).

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.

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.

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 evening or Sunday morning during the show.

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