2015 GALA

Georgia Landscape Awards

Browse through the award-winning projects submitted by our members for 2015:

  • Distinguished, Grand, Judges’ Choice, and Community Stewardship awards are presented in the portfolio below.
  • Merit award winners are listed below the portfolio.
  • Below the Merit awards is our panel of judges for this year.

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Grand
Distinction
Community Stewardship
Green Star
Judges Choice
Design/Build/Install: Residential
Design/Build/Install: Commercial
Seasonal Color: Residential
Seasonal Color: Commercial
Landscape Management: Residential
Landscape Management: Commercial
Outdoor Lighting: Residential
Outdoor Lighting: Commercial
Floralis Garden Design
Design/Build/Installation: Residential
Michaelangelo's Sustainable Landscape & Design
Design/Build/Installation: Residential
Chatham Landscape Services
Design/Build/Installation: Residential
Classic Landscapes
Design/Build/Installation: Residential
Ed Castro Landscape
Design/Build/Installation: Residential
Ed Castro Landscape
Design/Build/Installation: Residential
Floralis Garden Design
Design/Build/Installation: Residential - Seasonal Color
Chatham Landscape Services
Design/Build/Installation: Residential - Seasonal Color
Gibbs Landscape Company
Design/Build/Installation: Commercial - Seasonal Color
Chatham Landscape Services
Design/Build/Installation: Commercial - Seasonal Color
Floralis Garden Design
Landscape Management: Residential
Russell Landscape Group
Landscape Management: Commercial
The Outdoor Lights
Outdoor Lighting: Residential
The Outdoor Lights
Outdoor Lighting: Commercial
Chatham Landscape Services, Inc.
Community Stewardship: Atlanta Beltline Post Hope Day
CATEGORY COMPANY NAME PROJECT NAME AWARD
Design/Build/Installation: Small Space Champion Landscaping Design & Care Borchers’ Small Space Merit
Design/Build/Installation: Residential Champion Landscaping Design & Care Krissengers’ Residential Under $50K Project Merit
Design/Build/Installation: Seasonal Color – Residential Arcoiris Design Gardening Baker’s Residence Merit
Design/Build/Installation: Seasonal Color – Residential Gibbs Landscape Company Hodge Residence Merit
Design/Build/Installation: Seasonal Color – Residential Gibbs Landscape Company Residential Client  Merit
Design/Build/Installation: Seasonal Color – Residential Chatham Landscape Services  Wicker Residence  Merit
Design/Build/Installation: Seasonal Color – Commercial Chatham Landscape Services  Allure Buckhead  Merit
Design/Build/Installation: Commercial  Russell Landscape Contractors  Capitol Plaza  Merit
 Outdoor Lighting: Residential  The Outdoor Lights  Doyle Residence  Merit
MARK BANTA: Piedmont Park Conservancy

MARK BANTA: Piedmont Park Conservancy

Banta built Centennial Olympic Park’s operations team from the ground up and is now President and CEO of Piedmont Park Conservancy. He is a past president of Georgia Turfgrass Association and the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association and has served on the UAC board.
Erica Glasener

ERICA GLASENER: Gibbs Gardens

Glasener is a horticulturist, author, lecturer and award-winning host of HGTV’s A Gardener’s Diary for 14 years. She has co-authored several books on Georgia gardening with Walter Reeves. Currently, she is the Marketing Manager for Gibbs Gardens, a 220-acre public garden in Ball Ground, Georgia.
Bruce Holliday

BRUCE HOLLIDAY: Landscape Plans Plus

Holliday, a landscape architect, is a 40-year veteran of the landscape industry. He is known for his unique on-site scaled-sketch design format, and has prepared thousands of his “walk away” plans for homes and businesses, not only in Atlanta, but in Alabama, and the Carolinas.
WALTER REEVES: The Georgia Gardener

WALTER REEVES: The Georgia Gardener

Reeves is retired from 29 years with the UGA Extension Service. He now hosts a call-in radio show, writes a newspaper column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, manages his extensive website, and writes gardening books.
Jeremy Smearman

JEREMY SMEARMAN – Planters, Inc.

 Smearman has a landscape horticulture degree from North Carolina State University. In the 28 years he has owned Planters, his firm has won over 25 UAC/ MALTA awards and competed for high-end residential projects in seven southeastern states. He enjoyed being on the other side of the judge’s table for a change.
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