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FNGLA names 2013 Landscape Award winners

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The awards were given to celebrate "the best of the best" in Florida landscapes.

| October 8, 2013

The FNGLA Landscape Awards Program celebrates "the best of the best" in Florida landscapes. During The Landscape Show, eight projects were announced as program winners prior to The Landscape Show and four Special Recognition Awards were unveiled at the event. All projects were honored on the show's main stage. These projects and businesses were honored for their extreme excellence:

Top Honors | 2013 FNGLA's Roy Rood Award Winner
Renovation/Redesign – Environmentally Sustainable Site
Project: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
Landscape Contractor: Rood Landscape, LLC, Hobe Sound, FL
Landscape Designer: Ron Vekeman, Rood Landscape, LLC, Hobe Sound, FL

This honor is given to the entry deemed by the judges to be the most exceptional, the most outstanding, of all the entries in the program!
 
2013 FNGLA Florida Friendly Landscape Award Winning Project
Renovation/Redesign – Theme Park
Project: SeaWorld's Shamu Stadium Landscape Renovation
Landscape Contractor: SeaWorld Orlando Horticulture Team, Orlando, FL
Landscape Architect: SeaWorld Orlando Horticulture Team, Orlando, FL

This honor is given to the entry judged to showcase the most effective use of Florida Friendly Landscaping'sâ„¢ principles.
 
2013 FNGLA Floriculture Award Winning Project
Renovation/Redesign – Residential Single Family
Project: Marco Island Residence
Landscape Contractor: Busk & Associates, Inc., Naples, FL
Landscape Architect: W. Christian Busk Landscape Architect, Inc., Naples, FL

This honor is given to the entry judged to showcase the most effective use of plant material creating color and texture in the landscape.
 
2013 FNGLA S.J. Blakely Award Winner
Business: R.F. Orchids, Homestead, FL
Presented to an FNGLA member firm which exemplifies design and landscape excellence by the appearance of the landscaping at its place of business.
 
Also recognized for their excellence were:
New Installation – Residential Single Family
Project: Holec Residence
Landscape Contractor: ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design, Venice, FL
Landscape Architect/Designer: Clinton Lak, Venice, FL
New Installation – Residential Single Family
Project: Rio Vista House
Landscape Contractor: Dias Brothers Garden Services, Boynton Beach, FL
Landscape Architect: Mario Nievera, Palm Beach, FL
New Installation – Residential Single Family
Project: The River House
Landscape Contractor: Dias Brothers Garden Services, Boynton Beach, FL
Landscape Architect: Sanchez and Maddux, Inc. Landscape Architecture, Palm Beach, FL
New Installation – Institutional/Public
Project: Bradenton Downtown Riverwalk
Landscape Contractor: Turner Tree & Landscape, Bradenton, FL
Landscape Architect: Kimley-Horn Associates, Tampa, FL
New Installation – Special Project
Project: Americana Feature Garden, 2013 Spring Home & Patio Show
Landscape Contractor: Trad's Garden Center, Jacksonville, FL
Landscape Designer: Cascade Outdoor Design, Jacksonville, FL
 

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