LDC Awards at the New England Spring Flower Show - 2007

New England Firm Earns Two Landscape Design Council Awards At 2007 New England Spring Flower Show, Opening Tomorrow


BOSTON, MA—March 16, 2007—The Landscape Design Council (LDC) of Massachusetts today announced that it presented two awards at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s 2007 New England Spring Flower Show (NESFS) to New England Land Artisan of Stratham, NH. Flower-show attendees can view the award-winning exhibit, located in space 13 on the show floor, from March 17 to 25 at the Bayside Expo Center in Boston.


LDC Landscape Design Award I is given for excellence in landscape design of a professional NESFS garden exhibit of less than 1,000 square feet. The LDC judging panel that selected New England Land Artisan’s exhibit to receive the award described it as “a tranquil and harmonious retreat with effective blend of contrasting materials.” They added, “This landscape fulfills its statement with originality and simplicity.”


LDC Landscape Design Award II is given to an NESFS exhibitor for the effective use of garden ornaments, water features, specimen trees, or topiary in a creating good design. The judge’s comments for this award stated, “Balanced stone structures are integral to rhythmic composition. Stones flow through garden, leading visitors through dominant, central arch to unique obelisk. Specimen bamboos and hillocks of moss lend tranquility to the space.”


About New England Land Artisan


New England Land Artisan provides landscape construction and horticultural services, specializing in authentic New England dry-lay stonework. The company designs and builds stone walls, patios, walkways, stairs, and sculptural pieces. The resulting custom-designed spaces are celebrations of the ancient art of dry-lay stonework.


Owner Philip O’Donnell, Jr., is a native New Englander who graduated from the Stockbridge School in Amherst, MA. O’Donnell has 20 years’ experience in landscape construction, and New England Land Artisan was established 11 years ago. Examples of projects designed and executed by the firm may be seen at www.nelandartisan.com.


The Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts


Organized in 1963, 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. The chairman is Joan W. Schofield.


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