LDC Awards at the Boston Flower & Garden Show - 2011

Two New England Firms Earn Landscape Design Council Awards at Boston Flower & Garden Show


BOSTON, MA—March 15, 2011—The Landscape Design Council (LDC) of Massachusetts today presented three awards at the 2011 Boston Flower & Garden Show, which officially opens tomorrow. Winners of the awards are Peter R. Sadeck Inc. of Lakeville MA and New England Land Artisan of Stratham NH, which won two awards.


The LDC panel of judges was made up of long-time LDC members Mary Bowen Nokes of Lexington MA, Frances Y J Wheeler of Andover MA, and past LDC chairman Adriana O’Sullivan of Sharon MA. Tinka Zeitvogel of Weston MA served as clerk.


“Our panel of judges deliberated long and hard before choosing the winners of this year’s LDC awards,” said Nancy Hubert, LDC of MA chairman. “While they ultimately chose the two exhibits that most closely aligned with the LDC award guidelines, they each expressed regret that they could not reward the numerous other exhibits that charmed them with lovely—and sometimes very whimsical—designs.”


Naturalistic Beauty Invoked By Maze of Tree Trunks


The LDC’s Emily Seaber Parcher Award is given for excellence in landscape design of a naturalistic garden of less than 1,000 square feet. The winning exhibit by Peter R. Sadeck Inc., located at booth 25 on the show floor, incorporates a mixture of young trees and shrubs with large tree-trunk remnants that serve as nurseries for a variety of other plants.


The theme of this year’s flower show is “A Burst of Color: Celebrating the Container Garden,” and the tree trunks serve as natural containers. A path paved with cross-sections of tree trunks leads through the exhibit, and a mossy human figure peers down at passersby from a rocky perch above the path.


Peter R. Sadeck is a well-known landscape designer with more than 30 years’ experience designing, installing, and maintaining gardens throughout Southern New England. Peter R. Sadeck Inc. also won the Emily Seaber Parcher Award in 2005, and, in 2008, the company won the Landscape Design Award II. More information is available at www.petersadeck.com.


Double Design Victory


Landscape Design Award I is bestowed by the LDC for excellence in landscape design of a professional garden exhibit. Landscape Design Award II is given to an Boston Flower & Garden Show exhibitor for the effective use of garden ornaments, water features, specimen trees, or topiary in creating good design.


New England Land Artisan’s exhibit, located in booth 19 on the show floor, includes a stone archway that presides over a waterway with large stepping stones and a bubbling stone fountain. The arch frames a view to a large, lushly planted container in the shape of a half-sphere. The ornamentation ties the elements of the exhibit together and draws the eye from one end to the other, thereby eliciting the judges’ decision to bestow both landscape-design and ornamentation honors on the exhibit.


New England Land Artisan offers architectural design, landscape construction, and horticultural services and specializes in authentic New England dry-lay stonework. Its design-build team creates stone walls, patios, walkways, stairs, and sculptural pieces. The company won Landscape Design Award I in 2007 and Landscape Design Award II the same year. For more information, visit www.nelandartisan.com.


See the Award-Winning Exhibits Along with Other Charmers


Flower-show attendees may view the award-winning exhibits, as well as the many other landscapes exhibits admired by the LDC judges, from March 16 to 20 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. Show hours, ticket information, and directions are available at www.thebostonflowershow.com.


The Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts


Organized in 1963, the Landscape Design Council (LDC) 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