LDC Awards at the New England Flower Show - 2008

Landscape Design Council Bestows Three Awards  at 2008 New England Spring Flower Show


BOSTON, MA—March 10, 2008—The Landscape Design Council (LDC) of Massachusetts today announced that it presented three awards at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s 2008 New England Spring Flower Show (NESFS). Flower-show attendees can view the award-winning exhibits by CMC Design: Trowel & Spade of Lincoln MA; Miskovsky Landscaping Inc. of Falmouth MA; and Peter R. Sadeck Inc. at the Bayside Expo Center in Boston through March 16, when the “Rhapsody in Green” show draws to a close.


“The Landscape Design Council awards single out only three exhibitors, but there are many worthwhile exhibits in this year’s show,” said LDC chairman Adriana O’Sullivan. “I was especially impressed with the educational aspect: throughout the show, there is a strong emphasis on sustainable gardening, presented within the framework of solid design principles. Home gardeners will discover excellent ideas that they can implement in their own gardens.”


The Award-Winning Exhibits


Miskovsky Landscaping Inc. (www.miskovskylandscaping.com) received LDC Landscape Design Award I, which is given for excellence in landscape design of a professional NESFS garden exhibit of less than 1,000 square feet. Named “Rhapsody in White,” the exhibit featured a shed and fountain surrounded by lush mixed plantings. The LDC judging panel that honored the exhibit wrote that it “invites visual movement through a small, angular space; from path to green roof, with dramatic evergreens in between. Shades of blue and white repeated in blue-stone fountain and foliage create a sense of welcoming personal refuge. The selection, combination, and layering of unique, yet sustainable, plant material is outstanding.”


Peter R. Sadeck Inc. won LDC Landscape Design Award II, which is given to an NESFS exhibitor for the effective use of garden ornaments, water features, specimen trees, or topiary in creating good design. The exhibit, entitled “Vernus of Spring,” consisted of a formal seating area and pond (complete with ducks), both surrounded by a bamboo grove underplanted with moss, jack in the pulpit, ferns, and sweet flag. The judges described it as “Rhapsody in green personified. Contemporary geometric forms integrate with subtle naturalistic planting to create an interesting and tranquil haven.”


The LDC’s Emily Seaber Parcher Award, given for excellence in landscape design of a naturalistic garden of less than 1000 square feet, went to an exhibit by CMC Design: Trowel & Spade (www.cmclandscapes.com) entitled “Sustainable Grace.” The LDC judging panel wrote, “Modern approach to a naturalistic garden integrates environmental solutions into the design. Effective use of low-maintenance plants emphasizes naturalist setting. Repetition of plant material and design elements creates wonderful rhythm.”


The Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts


Organized in 1963, the Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts operates under the auspices of National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC) and is a special-subjects group of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. The purpose of LDC is to provide ongoing landscape-design education through speakers, workshops, and tours of outstanding public and private areas. The Massachusetts chapter is the largest Council in the US. It provides several judging panels for the New England Spring Flower Show and presents three awards.


The Membership


LDC members have completed the Landscape Design Study Program, a series of four 10-hour courses, and passed the required examinations, entitling them to become NGC-accredited Landscape Design Consultants. Members act in an advisory capacity to encourage awareness of the need for good landscape architectural practice, serving as guardians of environmental beauty by applying what they have learned to individual and community projects. LDC members promote environmental interests through work on town committees and boards. Members have been responsible for many landscaping projects at municipal buildings and other public areas in their cities and towns. A number have gone on to earn certificates in landscape design, or Master’s degrees in landscape architecture, and to establish their own businesses.


For more information about LDC, visit www.ldcma.org or contact ldcmass@gmail.com.

Editorial Contact:
Frances Wheeler
for the Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts