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2016 GALA

Georgia Landscape Awards

The tradition started with the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association and has continued with the Georgia Urban Ag Council. For well over 20 years, we have celebrated the excellence of our members by showcasing their projects.

Projects entered 2015 – 2016

Design/Build/Installation: Small Space

COMPANY & PROJECT NAME AWARD
Floralis Garden DesignView project Floralis Garden Design
Yarbrough Residence
Distinction

Design/Build/Installation: Residential, under $50,000

COMPANY & PROJECT NAME AWARD
Unique Environmental Landscapes
Barrett Residence
Merit
College Pro Landscaping
Borth Residence
Merit
Champion Distinctive Landscaping Design
Coffman Residence Under $50 K
Merit
Caldwell Tree Care
Velimesis Residence
Green Star
Classic LandscapesView project Classic Landscapes
Cozy Contemporary Fire and Water
Distinction
View project Art of Stone Gardening
Lake Lanier
Distinction
Unique Environmental LandscapesView project Unique Environmental Landscapes
Levinson Residence
Distinction
Unique Environmental LandscapesView project Unique Environmental Landscapes
Oja Residence
Grand

Design/Build/Installation: Residential, $50,000 – $150,000

COMPANY & PROJECT NAME AWARD
Art of Stone Art of Stone Gardening
Backyard redo
Merit
Southern Trillium Southern Trillium
Overcarsh Residence
Merit
Southern TrilliumView project Southern Trillium
Beach Residence
Distinction + Green Star
Ed Castro LandscapeView project Ed Castro Landscape
Douglas Residence
Distinction
Unique Environmental LandscapesView project Unique Environmental Landscapes
Ortman Residence
Distinction
Plants Creative LandscapesView project Plants Creative Landscapes
Hendricks Residence
Grand

Design/Build/Installation: Residential, over $150,000

COMPANY & PROJECT NAME AWARD
Ed Castro Landscape Ed Castro Landscape
Weger Residence
Merit
Bennett DesignView project Bennett Design & Landscape
Monical Residence
Distinction
Bennett DesignView project Bennett Design & Landscape
Powell Residence
Distinction
Ed Castro LandscapeView project Ed Castro Landscape
Reed Residence
Distinction
Floralis Garden DesignView project Floralis Garden Design
Singer Residence
Grand

Design/Build/Installation: Commercial, under $75,000

COMPANY & PROJECT NAME AWARD
Plants Creative LandscapesView project Plants Creative Landscapes
Mindpower
Grand

Design/Build/Installation: Commercial, $75,000 – $200,000

COMPANY & PROJECT NAME AWARD
The Fockele Garden Company The Fockele Garden Company
Smartville Garden
Grand + Green Star + Judges’ Choice

Design/Build/Installation: Seasonal Color – Residential

COMPANY & PROJECT NAME AWARD
Simply Flowers Simply Flowers
Johnson Residence
Merit
Simply Flowers Simply Flowers
Van Epps Residence
Merit
Simply FlowersView project Simply Flowers
Suthard Residence
Distinction

Design/Build/Installation: Seasonal Color – Commercial

COMPANY & PROJECT NAME AWARD
Simply Flowers Simply Flowers
Laurel Canyon
 Merit
Gibbs Landscape Company Gibbs Landscape Company 
One River Place
 Merit
Chatham Landscape Services Chatham Landscape Services 
Post Alexander Highrise
 Merit
Simply Flowers Simply Flowers
Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Grand + Judges’ Choice
Simply Flowers Simply Flowers
The River Club
Grand
Simply Flowers Simply Flowers
Walton Westside
Grand

Landscape Management: Residential

COMPANY & PROJECT NAME AWARD
Russell Landscape Russell Landscape
Lenbrook
Distinction

Landscape Management: Commercial

COMPANY & PROJECT NAME AWARD
New Leaf Landscape Services New Leaf Landscape Services
NEGA Braselton Hospital
 Merit

Community Stewardship

COMPANY & PROJECT NAME AWARD
Chatham Landscape Services Chatham Landscape Services 
Post Hope 2017
 Community Stewardship

2016 GALA Judges

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.

Eric King

ERIC KING

For decades, King has been creating award-winning landscapes that work with nature to reduce maintenance. He is a frequent contributor to both local and national magazines and TV stations.  He teaches landscape design at Emory CE and consults with local governments on best management practices.

Greg Huber - UGA

GREG HUBER

Huber is a University of Georgia public service faculty member and a registered landscape architect with a 25-year career that blends industry and teaching experience. He leads the Georgia Certified Landscape and Plant Professional Certification Programs through the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture


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.