LDC Awards at the Boston Flower & Garden Show - 2013

Landscape Design Council Presents Awards to Four Massachusetts Businesses at Boston Flower & Garden Show

 

BOSTON, MA—March 19, 2013—The Landscape Design Council (LDC) of Massachusetts presented three awards to Massachusetts exhibitors at the 2013 Boston Flower & Garden Show. The winners are Ahronian Landscaping & Design, Inc., and Medway Garden Center, which entered a joint exhibit; Garden Design School USA; and Heimlich’s Nurseries.

 

The LDC panel of judges was made up of LDC board members Joyce Bakshi of Andover, Jana Milbocker of Holliston, and Mary Bowen Nokes of Lexington. Penni Jenkins of Walpole served as clerk.

 

From Winter to Spring

 

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. “Changing Seasons,” the winning exhibit by Heimlich Nurseries, represented, according to the exhibitor, “the changing of the seasons from winter to spring…as the chills of winter begin to transition into the wondrous beauty of spring with the breaking leaves and the colorful flower bulbs bursting with color in all their splendor.”

 

Ahronian Landscaping & Design, Inc., and Medway Garden Center’s joint exhibit, “Today’s Living Room,” won Landscape Design Award I, which is bestowed by the LDC for excellence in landscape design of a professional garden exhibit. According to the exhibitors, the garden featured “A May time period full of fragrant flowering trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals” and highlighted “gardening with edibles; an outdoor kitchen; a garden room with an outdoor fireplace and waterfall curtains; vertical gardens; a green roof; permeable surfaces; and rain gardens.”

 

Greening the City

 

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. “A Welcoming Urban Oasis,” the winning exhibit created by Garden Design School USA, showcased sustainability. It represented a “a disused parking space in an historic neighborhood” that had been “given new life—literally—by [being converted] into a lush, formal, yet intimate courtyard/entry garden.”

 

About the Winners

 

Ahronian Landscaping & Design, Inc., of Holliston 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.

 

Garden Design School USA (www.gardendesignschool.com), based in Wellesley, 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.

 

Heimlich’s Nurseries of Woburn is a third-generation family-owned and -operated business. Through its garden center and greenhouse, it provides customers with local horticultural knowledge, high-quality plants, and design experience to help make homes and businesses more appealing. For more information, visit http://www.heimlichs.com.

 

Medway Garden Center (www.medwaygardens.com) is a full-service nursery, florist and garden center located in Medway. 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 the Landscape Design Study Program, contact program chairman Jane O’Sullivan at 781-659-4423 or jeosullivan@comcast.net. For more information about LDC, contact chairman Joan Butler at 508-429-2739 or joan@bjbsoftware.com.

 

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Editorial Contact:

Frances Y J Wheeler

  for the Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts

978-475-7970, fwheeler@wheelerprandmarketing.com