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The West Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association recently announced its 2011 Landscape Awards during the 2012 Winter Symposium, held in Charleston, West Virginia at the end of January. This program will be continuing in 2012. As soon as details are available, members will be notified and information will be posted here.

2011 Awards went to the following Association members in the noted categories:

Residential Design/Build over $10,000

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• First Place Winner: Creation Gardens and Design, Lesage, West Virginia -
Designer, Janie Carpenter for work on the Ferguson Residence
• Honorable Mentions:
Scots Landscape Nursery, Vienna, West Virginia for work on the Crooks Residence and
Flowerscape, Sissonville, West Virginia-
Designer, Lynne Schwartz-Barker for work on the Jones Residence

Unique Projects

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• First Place Winner: Biafore Landscape Development, Morgantown, West Virginia -
Designer, Michael Biafore for work on the Shafer Residence
• Second Place: Scots Landscape Nursery, Vienna, West Virginia for work on the Dills Residence
• Honorable Mention: Creation Gardens and Design, Lesage, West Virginia -
Designer, Janie Carpenter for work on the Kanawha City Veterinary Hospital

Trade Show Display

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• First Place Winner: Creation Gardens and Design, Lesage, West Virginia -
Designer, Janie Carpenter for work on the Home and Garden Show in Huntington, West Virginia

Container Gardening

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• First Place Winner: Flowerscape, Sissonville, West Virginia-
Designer, Lynne Schwartz-Barker for work on the Jones Residence
• Honorable Mention: Biafore Landscape Development, Morgantown, West Virginia -
Designer, Michael Biafore for work on the Buzzo Residence

Garden Center Display in West Virginia

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• First Place Winner: Groundworks Garden Center, Hinton, West Virginia -
Chris and Torula Chanlett-Avery for work on the information signage at the Garden Center.

The Awards Program was established to recognize outstanding performance and business practice in the green industry from a WVNLA member.
Judges for the program were Carter Giltanan, Charleston (noted gardening expert), Tracy Bradley (University of Charleston's Interior Design Program), and Joseph Byrd, ASLA (Landscape Architect with Chapman Technical Group, Charleston). Judging criteria was based on overall appearance (design quality, principles and appropriateness), degree of difficulty, quality and appearance of materials, and a written narrative describing project scope, difficulty, and other points of interest. Each first place winner received a $1000.00 award except in the areas of Container Gardening and Trade Show Display where each first place winner received $500.00.

 

2010 Awards Program & Winners

The WVNLA Awards Program was established to recognize outstanding performance and business practice in the green industry from a WVNLA member.

Judges for the 2010 program were Carter Giltanan, Charleston (noted gardening expert), Traci Bradley (University of Charleston's Interior Design Program), and Joe Young (Landscape Architect with Triad Engineering, Charleston). Judging criteria was based on overall appearance (design quality, principles and appropriateness), degree of difficulty, quality and appearance of materials, and a written narrative describing project scope, difficulty, and other points of interest. Each first place winner received a $1000.00 award.

The WVNLA announced its 2010 Landscape Awards during the Winter Symposium, held in Charleston, West Virginia at the end of January. Awards went to the following Association members in the noted categories:

Residential Design/Build over $10,000
First Place Winner: Biafore Landscape Development, Morgantown, West Virginia -
Designer, Michael Biafore for work on the Dean Residence (pictured below)

Honorable Mention: Creation Gardens and Design, Lesage, West Virginia -
Designer, Janie Carpenter for work on the Cremeans Residence

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Water Feature
First Place Winner: Greenleaf Landscape, Marietta, Ohio -
Designer, Patrick Miller for work on the Murphy Residence (pictured below)

Honorable Mention: Creation Gardens and Design, Lesage, West Virginia -
Designer, Janie Carpenter for work on the Lamp Residence

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Hardscape
First Place Winner: Biafore Landscape Development, Morgantown, West Virginia -
Designer, Erin Hager for work on the Cavallo Residence (pictured below)

Honorable Mention: Greenleaf Landscape, Marietta, Ohio -
Designer, Patrick Miller for work on the Smith Residence

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Container Gardening
First Place Winner: Flowerscape, Sissonville, West Virginia-
Designer, Lynne Schwartz-Barker for work on the Payne Residence (pictured below)

Honorable Mention: Biafore Landscape Development, Morgantown, West Virginia -
Designer, Eric Calhoun for work on the Ferrari Residence

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Garden Center Display
First Place Winner: Groundworks Garden Center, Hinton, West Virginia -
Chris and Torula Chanlett-Avery (pictured below)

No Honorable Mention was awarded

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