Awards

2018 Show Information

2018 SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD WINNERS

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Fine Gardening Magazine Award
Susan Browne Landscape Design

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

AHS Environmental Award
Susan Browne Landscape Design

Best Use of Color Award
West Seattle Nursery
Garden Design Magazine 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.
Sunset Western Living® Award
Issaquah Landscaping / designs by deLeuw

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 AWARDS:

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

FLORAL COMPETITION AWARDS:

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

BOUQUET OF CAKES AWARDS:
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.