National Awards of Landscape Excellence 2013 in Niagara Falls, ON
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Niagara Falls, Ontario - Winners of the 2013 Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) National Awards of Landscape Excellence were announced during the 10th annual national awards gala at the Hilton Hotel - Fallsview in Niagara Falls on Wednesday, January 30.  Co-hosted by Landscape Ontario's Denis Flanagan and new CNLA President, Christene LeVatte, it was an evening to remember!  Nine awards were presented to companies and individuals across the country, showcasing Canada's best.

Please join us in congratulating the winners!

  • RBC Grower of the Year award to Sheridan Nurseries Ltd.
  • DynaSCAPE Award of Excellence for Landscape Design to The Landmark Group, Ontario (check out a webinar hosted by Darren Bosch deconstructing his award winning project)
  • John Deere Award of Excellence for Residential Landscape Maintenance to Snider Turf & Landscape Care Ltd., Ontario
  • John Deere Award of Excellence for Commercial Landscape Maintenance to The Cultivated Garden, Ontario
  • Caterpillar Award of Excellence for Residential Landscape Construction/Installation to Fossil Projects Services Ltd., British Columbia
  • Caterpillar Award of Excellence for Commercial Landscape Construction/Installation to Flynn Canada Ltd., Ontario
  • Chrysler Garden Centre of the Year award to Sheridan Nurseries Ltd., Unionville, Ontario location.  Congratulations as well to the three category winners:
    • Canadale Nurseries, Ontario for "Growing Teams"
    • Phoenix Perennials, British Columbia for "Growing Gardeners"
    • Sandhill Nursery, Ontario for "Growing Sales"
  • Green for Life Community Award for the St. James Park Revitalization Project to the Friends of St. James Park and the St. Lawrence Market BIA., Ontario
  • CNLA President’s Award to Gloria Beck of Parkland Nurseries & Garden Centre Ltd., Alberta


Energy was high as industry professionals gathered together to showcase their work and celebrate those who make up this fantastic industry.  Also in attendance were government representatives, the CNLA board and staff, provincial association staff, and the national certification committee, just to name a few! 

The new Green for Life Community award was presented to the Friends of St. James Park and the St. Lawrence Market BIA.  These groups worked together with close to 40 landscape companies and hundreds of volunteers to rejuvenate St. James Park in Toronto after the Occupy Toronto protesters had trampled the grass and gardens to mud. 

The awards recognize those companies that have actively participated in raising the level of professionalism in the industry. Each province nominates members that are then entered into the national awards. It is never an easy decision for the judges and this year was no different, as all entrants displayed a high level of effort and expertise.  Thank-you to all entrants, as well as the award sponsors: RBC, Chrysler, DynaSCAPE, Caterpillar and John Deere.

Thank you to our event sponsors

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