LDC Awards at the Boston Flower & Garden Show - 2012

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


BOSTON, MA—March 13, 2012—The Landscape Design Council (LDC) of Massachusetts today presented three awards at the 2012 Boston Flower & Garden Show, which officially opens tomorrow. Winners of the awards are Ahronian Landscape & Design and Medway Garden Center, which entered a joint exhibit, and Garden Design School USA, which won two LDC awards.


The LDC panel of judges was made up of LDC board members Mary Bowen Nokes of Lexington MA, and Joyce Bakshi and Frances Y J Wheeler, both of Andover MA. Tinka Zeitvogel of Weston MA served as clerk.


A Woodland Retreat Up on the Roof


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. “Up on the Roof,” the winning exhibit by Garden Design School USA, evoked a woodland feel on an urban rooftop.


The exhibit also won Landscape Design Award I, which is bestowed by the LDC for excellence in landscape design of a professional garden exhibit. The judging panel commented on the well-balanced design that incorporates the River Street Metal Finishing building façade into the garden and the way the scene is enhanced with suitable outdoor furniture and small water gardens in containers, from which spring metal sculptures that resemble silvery Cyperus plants.


A Choice Spot to Spend the Summer Solstice


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.


The centerpiece of “Summer Solstice in the Promontory,” the winning exhibit created by the team of Ahronian Landscape & Design and Medway Garden Center, is a rectangular stone wall from whose center flows a sheet of water and from either side of which juts stone beams that serve as steps to the inviting seating area above, which offers the calm feel of a retreat.


See the Award-Winning Exhibits Along with Other Lovely Landscapes


Flower-show attendees may view the award-winning exhibits, as well as the many other landscapes exhibits admired by the LDC judges, from March 14 to 18 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. Show hours, ticket information, and directions are available at www.thebostonflowershow.com.


About the Winners


Garden Design School USA (www.gardendesignschool.com), based in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and at Tower Hill in Boylston, Massachusetts, teaches creative design skills and essential, practical knowledge. Students have access to the very latest thinking, trends, techniques, and best practices in garden and landscape design.


Ahronian Landscaping & Design, Inc., Holliston, Massachusetts, is a custom landscape design-build firm comprised of artisans dedicated to providing customers with lifelong personalized experiences and exceptional craftsmanship. For more information, visit www.ahronian.com.


Medway Garden Center (www.medwaygardens.com) is a full-service nursery, florist and garden center located in Medway, Massachusetts. Independently owned and operated, the company has been in operation for more than 50 years.


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 judges for the Boston Flower & Garden Show and presents three landscape-design awards of its own.


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