National Garden Clubs, Inc. Standards for Evaluating Landscape Design - Judging Gardens -

(Copied from Form LDS 14: Standard for Evaluating Landscape Design)

 

 

 

 

% Value

I.         FIRST IMPRESSION5 (5%)

5

 

 

 

 

II.        SUITABILITY OF DESIGN TO PURPOSE (5%)

5

 

 

 

 

III.       DESIGN (45%)

 

 

A.    Functional aspect

 

 

1.     Suitability

5

 

2.     Creation and utilization of space

 

 

                             (Including circulation patterns, activities, rest area, etc.)

15

 

B.    Aesthetic aspect

 

 

1.     Design principles employed successfully

10

 

                             (balance, contrast, dominance, proportion, scale, rhythm)

 

 

2.     Design elements applied successfully

10

 

                             (line, form, color, texture, pattern, size, space and light)

 

 

3.     Originality and distinction

5

 

                             (Including unusual qualities, features, accents, and enhancements.

 

 

                             Successful solution of site problems.)

 

 

 

 

 

IV.      IMPLEMENTATION (30%)

 

 

A.    Materials and Structures

 

 

1.     Suitability to purpose, site, and design

15

 

2.     Perfection of details

5

 

B.    Plant materials

10

 

 

 

 

V.        MAINTENANCE (10%)

 

 

A.    Incorporation of maintenance awareness into design and selection of materials

5

 

B.    Current, sustained maintenance

5

 

 

 

 

VI.      FINAL IMPRESSION (5%)

5

 

Total

100%