National Awards of Landscape Excellence 2012 in Halifax, NS
Halifax, NS (February 8, 2012) – Winners of the 2012 National Awards of Landscape Excellence were announced during the 9th annual awards gala at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel in Halifax. The event was a huge success, showcasing landscape expertise from around the country. The room was packed with over 150 industry professionals, local government reps, educators and association staff from around the country, excited to recognize landscape excellence.
RBC Grower of the Year | Sheridan Nurseries Ltd in Ontario
Chrysler Garden Centre Inspection Award
Most Improved | Sheridan Nurseries (Mississauga) Ltd in Ontario
Top Achieving | Canadale Nurseries Ltd in Ontario
DynaSCAPE Award of Excellence for Landscape Design
Highland Landscapes for Lifestyle for Wentworth Park in Nova Scotia
Caterpillar Award of Excellence for Commercial Landscape Construction/Installation
Alpha Better Landscaping for Central Memorial Park in Alberta
Caterpillar Award of Excellence for Residential Landscape Construction/Installation
Daccord Webster Paysage for Panorama on the River in Quebec
John Deere Award of Excellence for Commercial Landscape Maintenance
Upper Levels Landscape Management Ltd for Royal Park Towers in British Columbia
John Deere Award of Excellence for Residential Landscape Maintenance
Shades of Summer Landscaping and Maintenance for Attention to Detail in Ontario
Hosted by Liz Klose (CNLA Landscape Priorities Manager) and Niki Jabbour (writer and media personality, author of The Year Round Vegetable Gardner) with special performance by local band Studebaker Pie, there was never a dull moment. This sold out event offered a great opportunity for landscapers to display their work and interact with fellow industry associates.
A lot of time and thought went into the decision making process as this year’s entrants all displayed a high degree of skill and effort. A big thanks to all entrants, as well as the award sponsors: RBC, Chrysler, DynaSCAPE, Caterpillar, and John Deere.
About the Awards
The National Awards of Landscape Excellence is an annual gala evening dedicated to showcasing the highest level of professionalism in Canada’s landscape sector. Each province nominates members that are then entered into the national awards. There are seven categories: commercial landscape construction/installation, residential landscape construction/installation, commercial landscape maintenance, residential landscape maintenance, landscape design, grower of the year, and garden centre excellence awards.
There are plenty of career opportunities in the field of horticulture. The Landscape industry has worked closely with the Ministries of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), to provide education at the high school, college and university levels that give individuals the skills they need for a successful career in the industry.