The 2009 LIAV Landscape Awards celebrated the latest and the best landscape projects from around the state.
The Landscape Industries Association of Victoria (LIAV) held its premier event, the Victorian Landscape Awards, on Saturday October 24 at the National Gallery of Victoria. The awards celebrated the latest and the best landscape projects from around the state.
Projects were judged across categories of design, construction and maintenance in both the residential and commercial sectors. This year’s nominated projects featured a diverse plant palette, elaborate stonework and paving styles, and swimming pools, and highlighted the fact that Landscaping Victoria members can create inspiring and whimsical spaces across all domains. Sustainability was also a recurring theme.
The Victorian Landscape Awards aim to inspire and motivate those in the landscape industry to raise the quality standards of landscape projects and reflect the latest styles and trends of gardens in the state.
2009 Victorian Landscape Awards Winners
Apprentice of the Year – Curtis Biggs
Landscape Design up to 150m2 – Jenny Smith Gardens (Prahran project)
Landscape Design from 150m2 to 1000m2 – joint winners: TLC Total Landscape Construction (Eltham project), and Gardens by Design (East Bentliegh project)
Landscape Design over 1000m2 – Jenny Smith Gardens (Kew project)
Feature in the Landscape – RB Landscape (Balwyn project)
Plants in the Landscape – Van Leeuwen Green (Hughesdale project)
Landscape Management and Maintenance – Jenny Smith Gardens (Kew project)
The Sustainable Landscape – Van Leeuwen Green (Hughesdale project)
The Rising Star – Andiamo Landscapes
Supplier of the Year – Warner’s Nurseries
Walling in the Landscape – Esjay Landscapes
Hard Surfaces in the Landscape – Jenny Smith Gardens (Kew project)
Commercial Landscape Construction, Built Environment – PTA Landscapes (Santa Maria College project)
Residential Landscape Construction up to $75k – Seasons Landscapes (Heidelberg project)
Residential Landscape Construction $75k - $150k – Coolabah Landscapes (Mt Eliza project)
Residential Landscape Construction $150k - $300k – TLC Total Landscape Construction (Eltham project)
Residential Landscape Construction over $300k – Jenny Smith Gardens (Kew project)
Landscape of the Year – Jenny Smith Gardens (Kew project)
Images (top to bottom) – Landscape of the Year (Jenny Smith Gardens); Residential Landscape Construction $150k - $300k (TLC Total Landscape Construction); The Sustainable Landscape (Van Leeuwen Green); and Commercial Landscape Construction, Built Environment (PTA Landscapes).