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Landscape Ontario hands out Awards of Excellence


October 23, 2013
By Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery

October 23, 2013, Toronto — The best of the best were honoured today when Landscape Ontario named the winners of the Awards of Excellence for garden centres and growers at the Garden and Floral Expo 2013.

The awards, which were presented at the Destination Inspiration Theatre, were created by Landscape Ontario to recognize the retailers who have been deemed “excellent" and the growers of the “best” plant material.

“We are lucky in Ontario to have an incredibly strong green industry, with companies and people who go that extra distance to add a little panache to a backyard redesign or innovation to the plants they grow,” said Denis Flanagan, Landscape Ontario's director of public relations and membership. “It is always a tough challenge to select the winners of our Awards of Excellence, but this year’s winners are certainly deserving of our appreciation for the effort, workmanship, quality and commitment they put into making nurseries and garden centres better than great.”

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The 2013 Garden Centre Awards of Excellence winners are:
 
Angelo's Garden Centre
Concord, Ont.

  • Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Annuals and/or Perennials

Bala Garden Centre
Bala, Ont.

  • Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Annuals and/or Perennials

Baseline Nurseries & Garden Centre
London, Ont.

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

Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery
Barrie, Ont.

  • Outstanding Display of Goods – Seasonal
  • Outstanding Display of Goods – Giftware
  • Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Annuals and/or Perennials

Canadale Nurseries Ltd
St. Thomas, Ont.

  • Outstanding Display of Goods – Giftware
  • Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Promotional Event
  • Outstanding Display of Goods – Seasonal
  • Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Deciduous Shrubs and/or Trees
  • Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Print Advertising

Garden Market Burk’s Falls Inc
Burk's Falls, Ont.

  • Outstanding Display of Goods – Giftware
  • Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Print Advertising

New North Greenhouses Inc
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

  • Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Promotional Event

Parkway Gardens Ltd
London, Ont.

  • Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Annuals and/or Perennials

Peter Knippel Nursery Inc
Gloucester, Ont.

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

Reds Garden Centre
Halton Hills, Ont.

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

Sandhill Nursery
Huntsville, Ont.

  • Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Print Advertising
  • Permanent Display Gardens – Under 500 square feet 
  • Outstanding Display of Goods – Giftware
  • Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Annuals and/or Perennials
  • Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Deciduous Shrubs and/or Trees
  • Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Promotional Event

Sheridan Nurseries Ltd
Norval, Ont.

  • Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Web Site Development
  • Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Annuals and/or Perennials
  • Outstanding Display of Goods – Giftware
  • Outstanding Display of Goods – Seasonal
  • Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Promotional Event
  • Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Your Specialty: Plant Material Your Business is Noted For
  • Merchandising Techniques – Creative POP Area
  • Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Print Advertising

Sipkens Nurseries Ltd (Palace Perennials)
Wyoming, Ont.

  • Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Deciduous Shrubs and/or Trees
  • Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Annuals and/or Perennials
  • Outstanding Display of Plant Material – Evergreens and/or Broadleaf Evergreens

Vermeer's Garden Centre & Flower Shop
Welland, Ont.

  • Merchandising Techniques – Outstanding Print Advertising

The 2013 Growers Awards of Excellence Winners are:
 
Braun Nursery Ltd
Mount Hope, Ont.

  • Caliper Trees

Canadale Nurseries
St. Thomas, Ont.

  • Broadleaf Evergreens

Connon Nurseries NVK Holdings
Waterdown, Ont.

  • Deciduous Ornamental Trees Top Grafted/Worked

Mori Nurseries Ltd
Niagara On The Lake, Ont.

  • Evergreens – Field Grown Upright & Spreading
  • Deciduous Shrubs
  • Perennials
  • Unusual & Rare Plants

Sheridan Nurseries – Georgetown
Georgetown, Ont.

  • Design on a Skid

Willowbrook Nurseries
Fenwick, Ont.

  • Evergreens – Container Grown Upright & Spreading
  • Deciduous Ornamental Trees 300 Cm Or Less
  • Vines & Groundcovers

The judges of this year’s Retail Awards of Excellence were Carol Cowan, Sara Katz and Aldono Satterthwaite.

For more information about the Awards of Excellence, visit www.loawards.com.


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