The Perennial Plant Association, Raleigh, North Carolina, recognized three landscape design companies for their exemplary projects at its 2020 virtual annual meeting. The entries comprise 11 categories based on residential, commercial, educational, temporary/seasonal designs, and price of production.
This year’s recipients include:
Campion Hruby Landscape Architects received two Honor Awards for its Children’s Garden at Hospice of the Chesapeake project and Skywater project. It also received a Merit Award for its Tudor House project.
The judges felt the Children’s Garden at Hospice of the Chesapeake was a truly impactful project. Done with a shoestring budget and donations from the local landscape industry, the Children’s Garden is designed to “create a sanctuary of healing, reflection, and sharing for families that were suffering unthinkable pain.”
The team “loved the idea of a highly modern structure set into a wild, unruly landscape” for the Skywater project and the landscape architects were able to “influence how position and rotation to take advantage of waterfront views, avoid damaging existing trees, and minimize grading.”
The Tudor House project featured an urban property where the landscape architects included “large swaths of native shrubs and colorful perennials [that] drift through the garden, pulling together new and old spaces.”
Tony Spencer received an Honor Award for The New Perennial Pond Garden project. This project was designed in 2016 and “is a local Canadian expression of the New Perennial movement in naturalistic planting design, whose ethos is about making gardens in symbiosis with nature.”
Richard Hartlage and Garrett Devier with Land Morphology received an Honor Award for their Creekside Contemporary Residence project. This beautifully executed project transformed a former horse pasture into a 5.6 acre garden that “offers a series of garden rooms programmed for family-oriented activities.”