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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 NAME PROJECT NAME AWARD
Floralis Garden Design Yarbrough Residence
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Distinction

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

COMPANY NAME 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 Landscapes Cozy Contemporary Fire and Water
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Distinction
Art of Stone Gardening Lake Lanier
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Distinction
Unique Environmental Landscapes Levinson Residence
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Distinction
Unique Environmental Landscapes Oja Residence
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Grand

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

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

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

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

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

COMPANY NAME PROJECT NAME AWARD
Plants Creative Landscapes Mindpower Grand

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

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

Design/Build/Installation: Seasonal Color – Residential

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

Design/Build/Installation: Seasonal Color – Commercial

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

Landscape Management: Residential

COMPANY NAME PROJECT NAME AWARD
Russell Landscape Lenbrook Distinction

Landscape Management: Commercial

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

Community Stewardship

COMPANY NAME PROJECT NAME AWARD
 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.