Professional category

Excellence in Horticulture and Planting Design

This award celebrates projects that demonstrate excellence in planting decisions, including showcasing high horticultural knowledge. 

It is open to LI members. 

What we are celebrating

This award celebrates projects which demonstrate excellence in planting decisions, including showcasing high horticultural knowledge.  This could be projects which seek to showcase innovation or a world-class standard of planting design, projects which have overcome particular site challenges, such as soil drainage or drought issues, or projects which set a high standard in issues such as biosecurity and plant health. Projects may be in formal contexts, such as botanical or heritage gardens, or may just seek to bring the best of planting design to ordinary spaces.   

This award is open to different types of landscape works, including (but not necessarily limited to): 

  • Assessment or research 
  • Design: detailed/technical 
  • Design implementation 
  • Management strategy 

Limitations

To enter this Award:

  • The work may be of any scale
  • Part of the awarded activity must have taken place between July 2018 and July 2020
  • The work may be a stand-alone project or form part of a larger project 

Judging criteria

This award will be scored by an independent panel of judges against our Judging Criteria:

  • Design 
  • Sustainability 
  • Value 
  • Professionalism 

In selecting an eventual winner, the judges will focus especially on the degree to which the entry meets the requirements under the Design criteria.   

Entry requirements

This is an online entry.

Make sure you carefully read the How to Enter page for important information about the process and conditions of entry.

You should also read the Judging Criteria and the guide to entering Professional categories for information on eligibility and what you will need to provide in your entry.

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