Chesterfield Residence by Planted Earth Landscaping, Inc.; photo: Thomas Walker.
Mansfield Residence by Fine Earth Landscape, Inc.; photo: Hilary Schwab.
Running Brooke Contemporary Water Feature by Land & Water Design; photo: George E. Brown.
The Anderson Residence by Rossen Landscape; photo: Morgan Howarth.
Glenbrook Road Family Retreat by Wheat’s Landscape; photo: George E. Brown.
Mansfield Residence by Fine Earth Landscape, Inc.; photo: Hilary Schwab.
Running Brooke Contemporary Water Feature by Land & Water Design; photo: George E. Brown.
The Anderson Residence by Rossen Landscape; photo: Morgan Howarth.
Glenbrook Road Family Retreat by Wheat’s Landscape; photo: George E. Brown.

Best of Show

The Excellence in Landscape Awards

The Excellence in Landscape Awards, sponsored by the Landscape Contractors Association of Maryland, DC and Virginia, recognize exceptional garden design throughout the region. This annual competition is judged by industry experts who vote in more than a dozen residential and commercial categories.

Features on four winning projects follow; all 2019 residential winners are listed below.

Modern Classic

A McLean residence gains curb appeal and functional elegance

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Subtle Renewal

Prized plants and vintage materials fuel a Great Falls makeover

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Play Station

A backyard redo in Northern Virginia adds resort-worthy amenities

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Sky High

A Shenandoah retreat gains a pool scape as dramatic as its hilltop views

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DECADE AWARDS

McHALE LANDSCAPE DESIGN, INC.
Swinks Mill Residence for Total Residential Contracting; A Bethesda Property for Total Residential Contracting; Easton Residence for Total Residential Contracting; Primavera Estate for Total Residential Contracting.

 

DISTINCTION AWARDS

FINE EARTH LANDSCAPE, INC.
Mansfield Residence for Residential Maintenance; Shapiro Residence for Residential Maintenance.

WHEAT’S LANDSCAPE DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION
Glenbrook Road Family Retreat for Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).

KANE LANDSCAPES, INC.
Odeh Residence for Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).

LAND & WATER DESIGN
Virginia Resort Style Living for Craftsmanship (Design/Build).

McHALE LANDSCAPE DESIGN, INC.
A Reserve Residence for Total Residential Contracting); Oak Hill Residence for Front Residential Planting & Entranceway; Southern Maryland Residence for Craftsmanship; Alexandria Residence for Craftsmanship; Old Town Residence for Craftsmanship.

ROSSEN LANDSCAPE
The Anderson Residence for Outdoor Living Area.

 

GRAND AWARDS

COLAO & PETER LUXURY OUTDOOR LIVING
Shenandoah Retreat for Craftsmanship; Modern Farmhouse for Craftsmanship; Great Falls Modern for Craftsmanship (Design/Build).

FINE EARTH LANDSCAPE, INC.
Pino Residence for Front Residential Planting & Entranceway; Dahut Residence for Residential Maintenance; Heller Residence for Residential Maintenance; Potomac Entrance for Front ResidentialPlanting & Entranceway; Bethesda Modern Garden for Total Residential Contracting.

LAND & WATER DESIGN
Running Brooke Contemporary Water Feature for Outdoor Living Area.

McHALE LANDSCAPE DESIGN, INC.
Great Falls Residence for Total Residential Contracting; Arlington Residence for Craftsmanship; Hunting Crest Residence for Outdoor Living Area; Spring Hill Residence for Craftsmanship.

PLANTED EARTH LANDSCAPING, INC.
Leesburg Residence for Residential Maintenance; Chesterfield Residence for Total Residential Contracting; NW DC Residence for Residential Maintenance; NW Residence for Residential Maintenance.

ROSSEN LANDSCAPE
The Altman Residence for Residential Maintenance.

SURROUNDS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION
Ingleside for Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build); Bress Residence for Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build); Residence at Bradmoor for Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build); Admirals Hill for Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build); Residence at Meadow Lane for Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build); Stout Residence Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build).

 

HONORABLE MENTION AWARDS

COLAO & PETER LUXURY OUTDOOR LIVING
Annapolis Wooded Oasis for Craftsmanship (Design/Build).

FINE EARTH LANDSCAPE, INC.
Astrove Residence for Residential Maintenance; Glazer Residence for Residential Maintenance; Madigan Residence for Residential Maintenance; Green Residence for Outdoor Living Area; Siegel Residence for Residential Maintenance.

LIVE GREEN LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATES
Clarksville Residence for Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).

MICHAEL NASH DESIGN, BUILD& HOMES
Residential Exterior (Broome) for Outdoor Living Area.

ROSSEN LANDSCAPE
The Lach Residence for Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build).