Landscaping Victoria celebrated the best of the best in landscape building and design at the 2010 Victorian Landscape Awards.
Industry newcomer Richard Bellemo from RB Landscapes received the top accolade, Landscape of the Year, for his project in Deepdene Victoria at the 2010 Victorian Landscape Awards on Saturday 5 November.
The project, designed and constructed, by RB Landscapes also won the awards for Feature in the Landscape, Residential Landscape Construction $150,000 to $300,000 and Sustainable Landscape.
Judges were particularly impressed by the natural appearance of this project along with the complexity and inventiveness of the design.
For the first time, a Sydney project – Trio Apartments - successfully took gained the Commercial Landscape Construction Built Environment Award and Landscape Management and Maintenance Award. The project, a striking vertical garden was designed by world renowned French botanist Patrick Blanc and constructed by Melbourne landscaper Phillip Johnson Sustainable Landscape Systems. Judges were dazzled by the project’s sheer complexity and construction difficulty unseen before in Australia.
Jenny Smith Gardens, winners of five design and construction awards in 2009 collected trophies for Residential Landscape Construction over $300,000 and the Landscape Design Award over 150m2 for their project in East Malvern.
Head judge Stewart Detez said “The winning projects exemplify all that professional landscaping should; innovation and creativity in design, exceptional construction technique and quality materials.”
Landscaping Victoria president Mark Bolitho was pleased to note the increased number of entries.
“This year there was a large number of high quality projects demonstrating a sense of pride in participating in the Victorian Landscape Awards,” Mr Bolitho said. “This is an indicator that the industry and specifically the members are focusing on lifting the bar in regards to quality, pride and professionalism.”
2010 winners are as follows:
Landscape of the Year: RB Landscapes, Deepdene Project
Commercial Landscape Construction- Built Environment: Phillip Johnson Sustainable Landscape Systems, Trio Apartments Sydney
Apprentice of the Year: Hamish Curran, RB Landscapes
Landscape Design up to 150m2: H2O Designs, Docklands Project
Landscape Design over 150m2: Jenny Smith Gardens, East Malvern Project
Feature in the Landscape: RB Landscape, Deepdene Project
Plants in the Landscape: Australian Native Landscapes, Chadstone Project
Landscape Management and Maintenance: Phillip Johnson Sustainable Landscape Systems, Trio Apartments Sydney
The Sustainable Landscape: RB Landscapes, Deepdene Project
Supplier of the Year: Warner’s Nurseries
Walling in the Landscape: PTA Landscapes, Gruyere Project
Hard Surfaces in the Landscape: Ocean Road Landscaping, Anglesea Project
Commercial Landscape Construction- Open Spaces: PA Kingston Landscapes, Caufield Grammar, Wheelers Hill campus
Residential Landscape Construction up to $75,000: Formation Landscape Design & Construction, Essendon Project
Residential Landscape Construction $75,000-$150,000: RB Landscapes, Templestowe Project
Residential Landscape Construction $150,000-$300,000: RB Landscapes, Deepdene Project
Residential Landscape Construction over $300,000: Jenny Smith Gardens, East Malvern Project
Photocaptions: RB Landscapes Deepdene Project; Phillip Johnsons Trio Apartments Sydney; Richard Bellemo RB Landscapes