The Victorian Landscape Industry celebrated a splendid year of achievement at the 2014 Victorian Landscape Awards held at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne on October 18th 2014.
Hosted by Max Walker, the awards reflected excellence in maintenance, design and construction works across residential and commercial applications completed by Landscaping Victoria members from around the state. This year’s judging panel paid particular attention to construction finishes and plant choice to determine the victors in what was a very strong field of entrants.
Australian Native Landscape Constructions were the big winners on the night, taking away three trophies including ‘Landscape of the Year’ for their Docklands Project. The company are flying high, having taken out the top gong for three out of the last four years. The commercial project in the Docklands area also came out on top for the ‘Commercial Landscape Construction over $500k’ and ‘Hard Structures in the Landscape’ award categories.
Franklin Landscape & Design were celebrating twice as hard having been announced as winners of the ‘Residential Landscape Construction under $100k’ category for their Brighton project, then having to come straight back on stage to accept the very next award, ‘Residential Landscape Construction $100k – $200k’ for a second residential project completed in Brighton. Similarly, Ocean Road Landscaping also had twice as much to smile about taking out both ‘Plants in the Landscape’ and ‘Feature in the Landscape’ awards for residential projects undertaken in Anglesea and Deans Marsh.
Providing a high quality product and a reliable service earned Gardens at Night the award for ‘Supplier of the Year’ and Lachlan Samers from Esjay Landscapes took out the ‘Apprentice of the Year’, impressing the judges with his enthusiasm, pride and passion for the industry.
Other category winners were:
Timandra Design & Landscaping – ‘The Sustainable Landscape’
Phillip Johnson Landscapes – ‘Residential Landscape Construction over $200k’
Str8line Landscaping – ‘Rising Star’
RB Landscapes – ‘Landscape Design over 150m2’
Urban Horticultural Solutions – ‘Landscape Management & Maintenance’
A full list of winners from the 2014 Victorian Landscape Awards can be found at www.landscapingvictoria.com.au