LDC Awards at the Boston Flower & Garden Show - 2020

Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts Presents Awards to Three Boston Flower & Garden Show 2020 Exhibitors

BOSTON, MA—Tuesday, March 10, 2020—The Landscape Design Council (LDC) of Massachusetts today presented three awards at the 2020 Boston Flower & Garden Show. The winners are Paul Massad Landscaping LLC and Miskovsky Landscaping with Haskell Nursery. The theme of this year’s show, which officially opens tomorrow and runs through Sunday, is “Garden Party: Celebrating Friends and Family.”


The LDC panel of judges was made up of Constance Filosi of Stoneham MA, Regina Hajjar of Weston MA, and Frances Y J Wheeler of West Boxford MA.


A “Secret Garden” Party


The LDC’s Emily Seaber Parcher Award is given to a Boston Flower & Garden Show exhibit for excellence in landscape design of a naturalistic garden. Paul Massad Landscaping LLC’s “A ‘Secret Garden’ Party” features a winding woodland path leading to a dining area within an outdoor room created with shrubs, trees, and stone. The fireplace at the far end leads the eye through the exhibit, while the sound of trickling water soothes the ear. The judges particularly admired the superb stonework and well-chosen plants, all blended with moss and ferns.


Hillside Retreat


Landscape Design Award I, bestowed by the LDC for excellence in landscape design of a professional garden exhibit, was presented to “Hillside Retreat,” created by Miskovsky Landscaping in concert with Haskell Nursery. The exhibit is surrounded by an intriguing mix of hardy shrubs and trees interplanted with colorful seasonal plants; tropical plants in containers add interest. Structures at either end of the exhibit are linked by a stone path that weaves through the space. While distinct in nature, the structures are stylistically connected.


These structures, in particular the Biotekt shell that forms a cave in the hill, earned “Hillside Retreat” an additional award: Landscape Design Award II, which is given for the effective use of garden ornaments, water features, specimen trees, or topiary in creating good design. The substantial table and bar made out of repurposed wood from an old ship add additional interest, along with stools made of large tree trunks.


About the Winners


Paul Massad Landscaping LLC (http://paulmassadlandscaping.com/), Boylston MA, is a comprehensive design build company offering landscape construction services throughout New England. With the goal of building practical, economical projects with character and charisma, the team of designers, site operators, masons, and nurserymen leverage existing land and develop cohesive designs for clients’ architectural elements, making use of reclaimed stone, specimen plant material, and responsible landscape products.


Miskovsky Landscaping (www.miskovskylandscaping.com) of Falmouth, Massachusetts, is headed by Paul Miskovksy, who blends an extensive knowledge of plants with the ability to sculpt landscapes using powerful machinery. A 1984 graduate in commercial floriculture from UMASS Stockbridge, Miskovsky has been practicing his craft for approximately 35 years. Haskell Nursery (www.haskellnursery.com) in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, is headed by well-known plantsman David Haskell.


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 School (LDS), 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 LDS or LDC, visit www.ldcma.org or contact ldcmass@gmail.com.