Prestigious Awards

2020 SHOW GARDEN DISPLAY AWARDS

  • Founder’s Cup (Best in Show)
  • American Horticultural Society Environmental Award
  • Fine Gardening Magazine Award
  • Best Use of Color
  • Best Use of Horticulture
  • Professionals’ Choice
  • Best Use of Natural Stone,
    presented by Marenakos
  • Ethel Moss People’s Choice
  • Fred Palmer Garden Creator’s Award
  • GardenComm Outdoor Living

CITY LIVING GARDEN DISPLAY AWARDS

  • Best Plant Material
  • Best Design
  • People’s Choice

 

2020 MARKETPLACE AWARDS

  • Best in Show
  • Outstanding Plant Market
  • Outstanding Educational
  • Best Small Display (30 - 100 sq ft)
  • Best Medium Display (101 - 200 sq ft)
  • Best Large Display (201+ sq ft)

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.

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