2020 Prestigious Awards

2020 SHOW GARDEN DISPLAY AWARDS

  • Founder’s Cup (Best in Show) - Christianson's Nursery
  • American Horticultural Society Environmental Award - NW Bloom Ecological / Puget Sound Conservation Districts
  • Fine Gardening Magazine Award - Christianson's Nursery
  • Best Use of Color - Washington Park Arboretum / GMC Landscapes
  • Best Use of Horticulture - Washington Park Arboretum
  • Professionals’ Choice - Christianson's Nursery
  • Best Use of Natural Stone, presented by Marenakos - GMC Landscapes
  • Ethel Moss People’s Choice - Christianson's Nursery
  • Fred Palmer Garden Creator’s Award - Christianson's Nursery
  • GardenComm Outdoor Living - NW Bloom Ecological / Puget Sound Conservation Districts

CITY LIVING GARDEN DISPLAY AWARDS

  • Best Plant Material - Zenith Holland Gardens
  • Best Design - digs inside & out
  • People’s Choice - Urban Earth Nursery

 

MARKETPLACE AWARDS

  • Best Small Display (30 - 100 sq ft) - Revelare International, LLC
  • Best Medium Display (101 - 200 sq ft) - The Plant Farm
  • Best Large Display (201+ sq ft) - Ballard Reuse
  • Best in Show - Mutual Materials

2020 SHOW GARDEN MEDALS

HILL TOP FARM
CHRISTIANSON'S NURSERY AND GREENHOUSE
GOLD MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
CONTEMPORARY OUTDOOR LIVING
CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPING LLC
SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
AN ARTIST'S RETREAT
ELANDAN GARDENS
BRONZE MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
COME OUT AND PLAY
SUSAN BROWNE LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND FANCY PLANTS GARDENS
SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
SOME LIKE IT HOT
FLOWER GROWERS OF PUGET SOUND 
This garden was not judged. 
LIVE LIKE IT'S SPRING! AN URBAN GARDEN
FOLIA HORTICULTURAL + DESIGN
SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
THE GATEWAY TO YOUR GETAWAY
GMC LANDSCAPES 
SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
PLANTS FOR A BETTER PLANET
GREAT PLANT PICKS
This garden was not judged.
THE ORIGINS OF HORTICULTURE
HARTLEY BOTANIC, INC
BRONZE MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
ROCK AND KNOLL FANTASY
LITTLE PRINCE OF OREGON NURSERY
BRONZE MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
JUMP INTO SPRING ‒ BEAUTIFUL NATURAL SWIMMING POOL
NATURE PERFECT LANDSCAPE AND DESIGN
GOLD MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN
A QUIET PLACE
NORTHWEST ORCHID SOCIETY
SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN
THE WICKED GARDENS
NORTHWEST OUTDOOR LIGHTING
BRONZE MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
BENEATH THE BLOSSOMS
PACIFIC LANDSCAPING, INC 
SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
BLUE MOON RISING
PACIFIC STONE COMPANY, INC
GOLD MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
WHERE THE WILD THINGS GROW
PLANTSWOMAN DESIGN
SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN
ORCA RECOVERY GARDEN
NW BLOOM ECOLOGICAL SERVICES | PUGET SOUND CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
GOLD MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN 
THE ZEN OF FURIOSA
REDWOOD BUILDERS LLC
SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNING GARDEN
WASHINGTON PARK ARBORETUM: GATEWAY TO A GREENER EARTH
WASHINGTON PARK ARBORETUM
GOLD 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.

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.