FNGLA's Landscape Awards

The FNGLA Landscape Awards Program was established in 1970 to recognize landscape excellence in Florida. 47 years later, FNGLA is still celebrating "the best of the best" and recognizing projects and businesses who excel in creating some of the best landscapes in Florida.

2017's award–winning landscape projects were showcased at The Landscape Show in Orlando. Entries were judged by a panel of distinguished industry jurists and award winners were honored at the show. Three higher-level "Grand Awards" were revealed and honored as the event's biggest winners. Was your business be among those honored?

>> Access 2017's Landscape Awards Program's photo gallery.

FNGLA Landscape Awards is sponsored by:


Benefits to Award Winners

  • Establish yourself and your business as an industry elite.

  • Gain industry recognition: Be an industry superstar!

  • Gain award credential to showcase to potential clients.

  • Expand your participation and visibility at The Landscape Show, the industry's main event for all things related to Florida landscapes.

  • Earn media exposure.

  • Receive complimentary registrations to The Landscape Show.

2017's Timeline

April 1, 2017
FNGLA's Landscape Awards Program Launches
July 10, 2017
Submissions Due
by August 18, 2017
Winners Informed
September 15, 2017
FNGLA Landscape Award Winners Presentation at The Landscape Show in Orlando
Late September
FNGLA Promotes Award Winners to Local Media


2018 Eligibility

Landscape projects featuring at least 50% Florida-grown plant material is eligible and must have been installed (or started being maintained for maintenance awards) on or after January 1, 2014.

Enter (1) New Installations, (2) Redesign/Renovation and (3) Maintenance in the following categories:

Residential Single Family
Single-family homes
Residential Community
Apartments, condominiums, homeowner associations
Offices, hotels, shopping centers, banks, golf courses
Theme Park
Theme parks
Schools, parks, public buildings, highways, hospitals
Atriums, malls, office buildings, hotels, any interior groupings

COST: 2017's cost to submit a project is $85 for FNGLA members and $130 for non-FNGLA members. Winners received one plaque, but more can be ordered at an "our cost" fee. 2018 rates to be determined.

Entries earn extra points if the principles of Florida Friendly Landscaping™ are embraced in the project entry. The nine principles of Florida Friendly Landscaping™ are:

(1) right plant, right place;
(2) water efficiently;
(3) fertilize appropriately;
(4) mulch;
(5) attract wildlife;
(6) manage yard pests responsibly;
(7) recycle yard waste;
(8) reduce storm water runoff; and,
(9) protect the waterfront.

Entries must identify the total project value and/or cost of maintenance.


Special Recognition Awards

All entry applications are considered by the judges for the Grand Awards: FNGLA Roy Rood Award; the FNGLA Floriculture Award; the FNGLA Florida Friendly Landscape™ Award; and, the FNGLA S.J. Blakely Award.

FNGLA S.J. Blakely Award

>> Submit a business for the Blakely Award!

Presented to an FNGLA member firm which exemplifies design and landscape excellence by the appearance of the landscaping at their place of business.
Nominations for the FNGLA S.J. Blakely Award are encouraged and accepted as part of FNGLA’s Landscape Awards program. There is no fee associated with this award.
FNGLA Floriculture Award
Judged to be the entry showcasing the most effective use of plant material creating color and texture in the landscape
FNGLA Florida Friendly Landscape™ Award
Judged to be the entry showcasing the most effective use of the Florida Friendly Landscaping™ principles
FNGLA Roy Rood Award
Judged to be the most outstanding entry in the FNGLA Landscape Awards program

Enter Your Best!

Entering is easy: Submit up to 15 images of the project with short descriptions of each image. From there, we'll contact winning projects for additional information.

>> Access tips on creating the best entry possible.

While we can't show you your competition, here's a peek at the 2017 Winning Projects.

For more information about FNGLA's Landscape Awards Program:
Contact Ben Bolusky
Phone: (800) 375-3642