LDC Awards at the Boston Flower & Garden Show - 2014

Landscape Design Council Awards Exhibitors at 2014 Boston Flower & Garden Show


BOSTON, MA—March 12, 2014—The Landscape Design Council (LDC) of Massachusetts presented three awards at the 2014 Boston Flower & Garden Show, which officially opens today. Winners of the awards are the Massachusetts Horticultural Society; the 2014 Newport Flower Show, Journey: Grand Vistas; and Interiors by M.S.


The LDC panel of judges was made up of LDC board members Jana Milbocker of Holliston MA, Mary Bowen Nokes of Lexington MA, and Frances Y J Wheeler of West Boxford MA. Linda Corapi of Stoneham MA served as clerk.


Romance on the Charles


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. “Garden on the Charles,” the winning exhibit by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, was inspired by two love stories that took place on the organization’s property, Elm Bank. The exhibit featured a winding stream with naturalistic plantings, complete with wooden canoe, foot bridge, and artist’s retreat.


Dreaming of Warm Summer Days to Come


Landscape Design Award I, bestowed by the LDC for excellence in landscape design of a professional garden exhibit, was presented to the 2014 Newport Flower Show, Journey: Grand Vistas, for its gracious and meticulous recreation of a miniature Newport-inspired landscape, complete with railway that journeyed past formal gardens and lovely vistas to end up at a replica of Rosecliff mansion.


Landscape Design Award II, given to a Boston Flower & Garden Show exhibitor for the effective use of garden ornaments, water features, specimen trees, or topiary in creating good design, was awarded to Interiors by M.S. The exhibit featured an airy interior space flowing into a harmoniously furnished garden room equipped with reused, recycled, and repurposed items. One notable feature were tables with halved, hollow tree trunks as bases, topped with glass to provide a functional surface that didn’t mask the wood beneath.


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 12 to 16 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. Show hours, ticket information, and directions are available at www.bostonflowershow.com.


About the Winners


Founded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society (www.masshort.org) is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public’s enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.


Established in 1995, the Newport Flower Show (www.newportflowershow.org) raises funds for the continued restoration and preservation of the Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island’s 88 acres of historic landscapes, gardens, and trees. The is held annually at Rosecliff, one of Newport’s most elegant historic mansions and one of 11 historic house museums maintained by the Society. The 2014 Newport Flower Show, with the theme “Journey: Grand Vistas,” will be held June 27-29, 2014.


Interiors by M.S. (www.interiorsbyms.com) is a full-service interior design firm specializing in interior design, outdoor living spaces, and custom furniture design. The firm creates and redesigns spaces to accommodate its clients lifestyles and needs, transforming their surroundings into functional and aesthetic spaces.


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