2022 Landscape Design Award Recipients Announced at APP National Symposium


Raleigh, North Carolina – At the 2022 Perennial Plant Association (PPA) National Symposium held in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, ten landscaping companies were recognized for their outstanding projects. Entries include eleven categories based on residential, commercial, educational, temporary/seasonal designs and production price. The design can be a single project or a section of a larger project. The emphasis should be on perennials, but may include other plants. Eight of the eleven entry categories are defined by the wholesale cost of the project and three are for specialty garden designs.

Launched in 1992, the landscaping prices The program recognizes design projects that are exemplary in the use of herbaceous perennials to help create balanced and beautiful landscapes. The “aftermarket” applications of our growers’ products and the design, installation and maintenance of plants in gardens and natural settings are of particular interest to the Perennial Plant Association. Both experienced and novice designers were invited to participate.

Every year, judges evaluate many outstanding landscaping designs and select the best entries based on the effectiveness of perennial herbaceous plant material used throughout the establishments of new cultivars, color combinations, textures and seasonal combinations.

This year, the Perennial Plant Association received a record number of project applications to be evaluated by the Selection Committee, diversely distributed across all application categories. Winners received either a Merit Award Where Excellence Awardwhich is the highest award in landscaping and can only be awarded to one project per class category.

This year’s recipients included:

Award of Merit, Category I – Radovan Hajek of US Perennials for Project Arrowhead

Excellence Award, Category I – Preston Montague by Preston Montague Studios for Geer Street Hanging Garden Project

Merit Award, Category II – Sheila Brady, Sara Downing, Rachel Jawin from Oehme van Sweden for the Katonah Residency Project

Merit Award, Category III – Keith Wallock and Mark Peterson of M.ERBS Fine Gardens for Modern Natural Project

Award of Merit, Category III – Kevin Campion of Campion Hruby Landscape Architects for the Willow Hill project

Award of Excellence, Category III – Refugia Design for the Narberth Living Project

Award of Merit, Category IV – Bob Hruby of Campion Hruby Landscape Architects for the Ironstone project

Award of Merit, Category IX – Steve Foltz and the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden for the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Urban Learning Garden at the Rockdale Academy Project

Excellence Award, Category IX – Signe Nielsen, Daniel Yannaccone, Emily Gordon of MNLA for the Little Island Project

Excellence Award, Category XI – Refugia Design for the Sanctuary Project

The Perennial Plant Association sends its most sincere congratulations to these 2022 winners! To learn more about the PPA Landscape Design Awards program and see more details, including photos, about each awarded project, please visit: https://perennialplant.org/page/2022LandscapeDesignAwardWinners.

The Perennial Plant Association is a trade association comprised of growers, retailers, landscapers and contractors, educators, and other professionals involved in the herbaceous perennial industry. With a mission to connect professionals, educate and promote perennials, the association has served the horticultural industry since 1984.

For more information, visit www.perennialplant.org.


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