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Garden Expo presents Awards of Excellence


October 23, 2009
By Dave Harrison

Oct. 26, 2009, Toronto – Winners
of the Landscape Ontario’s Awards of Excellence for garden centres and growers
were announced during the Garden Centre Symposium at this month's Garden &
Floral Expo, Canada’s fall buying show for the green and floral industries.



Oct. 26, 2009, Toronto – Winners
of the Landscape Ontario’s Awards of Excellence for garden centres and growers
were announced during the Garden Centre Symposium at this month's Garden &
Floral Expo, Canada’s fall buying show for the green and floral industries.

“I can’t think of a better place for our growers and retailers to be
recognized than among their buyers and suppliers who identify and appreciate
the quality and excellence the winners produce,” said awards coordinator
Kristen McIntyre.

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2009 GARDEN CENTRE AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS


Acorus
Restoration Native Plant Nursery
, Walsingham, Ont.

Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Website Development.


Angelo’s
Garden Centre
, Concord, Ont.  

Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Evergreens and/or Broadleaf Evergreens.


Canadale
Nurseries Ltd
, St. Thomas, Ont.

Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Promotional Event. Permanent
Display Gardens – Over 500 square feet.


Cut
& Dried Flower Farm
, Glencairn, Ont.

Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Promotional Event.


Degroot’s
Nurseries Ltd
, Sarnia, Ont.

Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Print Advertising.


• Landale Landscape Management, Thunder Bay, Ont. Permanent Display Gardens – Over 500 square feet.


Mori
Gardens
, Niagara on the Lake, Ont.

Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Annuals and/or Perennials

Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Evergreens and/or Broadleaf
Evergreens.

Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Promotional Event.


• New North Greenhouses Inc, Sault Ste Marie, Ont.

Outstanding Display of Goods – Giftware.


Pathways
To Perennials
, Kettleby, Ont.

Outstanding Display of Goods – Hardgoods

Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Promotional Event.

Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Print Advertising.


Rockcliffe
Landscaping Design Centre & Nursery,
Ottawa, Ont.

Permanent Display Gardens – Over 500 square feet.


Sheridan Nurseries Ltd, Norval, Ont.

Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Promotional Event.

Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Print Advertising. Permanent Display
Gardens – Under 500 square feet.

Merchandising Techniques – Creative POP Area.

Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Deciduous Shrubs and/or Trees.

 

2009 GROWERS AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS 

 

Braun
Nursery Ltd
, Mount Hope, Ont.

Caliper Trees, Acer campestre.


Connon
Nurseries, NVK Holdings Inc
, Waterdown, Ont.

Perennials – Assorted Perennials

Judges’ Choice – Maclura pomifera.


• Ground Covers Unlimited, Bethany, Ont.

Vines & Groundcovers, Polystichum acrostichoides


Langendoen
Nurseries Inc
, Niagara on the Lake, Ont.

Deciduous Shrubs, Assorted Deciduous Shrubs


Sheridan Nurseries Ltd, Georgetown,
Ont.

Evergreens – Field Grown, Upright & Spreading, Picea glauca.


Willowbrook
Nurseries Inc
, Fenwick, Ont.

Broadleaf Evergreens, Assorted Broadleaf Evergreens.

Evergreens – Container Grown, Upright & Spreading, Assorted
Evergreens.

Design on a Skid, Assorted Plant Material.


Winkelmolen
Nursery Ltd
, Lynden, Ont.

Unusual & Rare Plants, Ginkgo biloba ‘Mariken.’

Deciduous Ornamental Trees, 300 Cm Or Less, Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’

Deciduous Ornamental Trees, Top Grafted, Salix x Hakuro Nishiki Std &
Cotoneaster praecox Std

 

Visit www.loawards.com
for more information on the Awards of Excellence program.

 

Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association
is comprised of over 2,000 members, 10 sector groups and nine local chapters.
Its trade mission is to promote the horticulture industry in Ontario, and its
public mission, Green for Life, promotes the joys and benefits of plants and
green spaces.


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