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’
View a full list of winners from the 2014 Victorian Landscape Awards.
Landscaping VictoriaLandscaping Victoria is a progressive association of committed professionals working in an exciting and expanding industry. It comprises commercial and residential landscape contractors, landscape designers, students and educators, and landscape service and product suppliers. In a multi-billion dollar industry they share the common goal of promoting the standards of ‘Quality, Pride and Professionalism’. Over the past 49 years Landscaping Victoria has grown to be a strong force, with a growing public profile, the capacity to add huge value for its members, and the strength to effectively influence industry trends and standards.
Images (top to bottom): Australian Native Landscape Constructions took out top honours winning ‘Landscape of the Year’ for their Docklands project; Max Thomas (middle) who established Australian Native Landscape Constructions over 45 years ago, celebrates winning ‘Landscape of the Year’ with his team, and Landscaping Victoria Board President, Paul Hamilton (2nd from right); Lachlan Samers from Esjay Landscapes is presented with ‘Apprentice of the Year’ by Pilar Danlag of Universal Magazines; and Emil Montibeler and Pilar Danlag (centre) from Universal Magazines with other guests.