National Awards of Landscape Excellence 2011 in Vancouver, BC!
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Over 130 industry professionals, educators, garden writers, politicians, likeminded and allied organizations joined CNLA in recognizing outstanding excellence in the green industry at the eighth annual National Awards of Landscape Excellence on Wednesday February, 9th, 2011 at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel in Vancouver, BC. The evening began with a welcome from BC Minister of Agriculture, Honourable Ben Stewart.

Several awards were presented in the largest and most jam packed National Awards of Landscape Excellence ever! These awards include:

The first ever RBC Grower of the Year Award was presented to Bylands Nurseries Ltd

The Garden Centres Canada Inspection Program Award of Excellence was presented to Sheridan Nurseries Ltd Unionville

The John Deere Award of Excellence for Landscape Maintenance was presented to The Cultivated Garden for Crisp & Clean Colours

The Caterpillar Award of Excellence for Landscape Construction was presented to Tumber & Associates for Home Is Where The Heart Is

The CNLA Board of Directors selected an industry leader to be the recipient of the fifth ever CNLA President's Award. This award is not handed out annually. This is the highest honour that CNLA may bestow on to any worthy and eligible member. Mr. John Zaplatynsky, Chairman of the Board of GardenWorks Ltd was presented with the CNLA President's Ring and a distinguished plaque.

Our Masters of Ceremony, Liz Klose (CNLA Landscape Priorities Manager) and Brian Minter (Minter Country Gardens) did a fantastic job keeping the evening light top shelf.  Special thanks to Bruce Hunter of Hunter Landscape Design (and chair of CNLA's Landscape Canada Committee) for designing the decor of our West Coast Tropical theme for the evening. 

Entrants for the Caterpillar Award of Excellence for Landscape Construction:

Alpha Better Landscaping, AB
Ayles Natural Landscaping, NB
JVR Landscape (2006) Inc., AB
International Landscaping Inc, ON
Krol Construction & Geoff Woods (Designer), BC
Lemkey Landscape Design, MB
Oriole Landscaping Ltd., ON
Pacifica Landscape Works Inc., BC
Price Landscaping Services, NB
Sawyer’s Trees & Landscapes, SK
Tumber & Associates, ON
Year-Round Landscaping Inc., AB

Entrants for the John Deere Award of Excellence for Landscape Maintenance:

Boffo Landscaping Inc, ON
Homescapes, AB
International Landscaping Inc., ON
Soundgarden Landscape & Design Ltd., BC
Price Landscaping Services, NB
River’s Edge Nursery, MB
The Cultivated Garden, ON
For more information, please contact:

Joe Salemi, CAE | Member Services Manager | CNLA
Toll Free: 1.888.446.3499 ext 8620 | Email:

Special thank you to our partners:

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