National Awards of Landscape Excellence

The National Awards of Landscape Excellence recognize Canadian companies that have actively participated in significantly raising the level of professionalism in the landscape industry.  

Award Categories

Landscape Awards of Excellence

Each province nominates members that are then entered into the national awards. They may enter up to three entries per category for a total of fifteen entries per association for the following awards: landscape design, landscape construction (commercial and residential), and landscape maintenance (commercial and residential).


Green for Life Awards 

- Green for Life Community Award
- Green for Life Industy Award
- Green for Life Distinction Award 



Garden Centre of the Year Award

The Garden Centre of the Year award recognizes the professional work of CNLA's Garden Centre Canada members. Entrants are judged on the following criteria: growing teams, growing connections, growing environments, growing sales, growing with technology, continuous growth, growing gardeners.


Grower of the Year Award

The Grower of the Year award promotes and recognizes excellence in horticultural production.  Winners from this competition are entered into the annual AIPH International Grower of the Year competition. Canada has ranked in the top four, four years in a row!



*National Award sponsorship opportunities available!*

Get recognized!  Partner with CNLA as one of the award title sponsors and support our members who are actively raising the level of professionalism in the landscape industry.  There are many benefits to becoming a title sponsor, including: exclusive sponsorship for that award, complimentary advertisements in CNLA communications, presentation and signage at the awards, and more!  View the Sponsorship Package >

  • Garden Centre of the Year Award
  • National Award of Landscape Excellence in Commercial Maintenance
  • National Award of Landscape Excellence in Residential Maintenance
  • Green for Life Industry Award
  • Grower of the Year Award

The 12th Annual National Awards of Landscape Excellence took place in conjunction with the Manitoba Nursery Landscape Association Awards of Excellence in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 19, 2015.
The 11th Annual National Awards of Landscape Excellence, featuring the 2014 Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador Awards of Excellence, are happening January 29 in St. John's, NL at the Delta St. John's Hotel and Conference Centre.
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.
The 9th Annual National Awards of Landscape Excellence featuring the Landscape Nova Scotia Awards. February 8th, 2012 at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel in Halifax, NS.
The eighth annual National Awards of Landscape Excellence was held in Vancouver, BC at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel on Wednesday February 9, 2011.
CNLA would like to invite you to the 7th Annual National Awards of Landscape Excellence in Ottawa, ON on Wednesday February 17, 2010 at the Sheraton Hotel. This gala event will be held in conjunction with the Green Trade Expo hosted by Landscape Ontario's Ottawa Chapter. Landscape Ontario and CNLA will also have their board of directors meetings the same week. The green industry is coming to Ottawa in February! Please join us! 
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National Awards of Landscape Excellence

Recognizing Canadian companies that raise the level of professionalism in the landscape industry.  2016 awards ceremony to be held in Kelowna, BC this August.

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Canadian Standards for Nursery Stock

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