PLANET’s 2013 National Landscape Awards of Excellence Program
October 2013: The Ohio Valley Group, Inc. is proud to announce it has been awarded both the Grand Award and Judges Award for its Edward Scissorhands feature garden at the Great Big Home and Garden Show in the 2013 National Landscape Awards of Excellence Program sponsored by the Professional Landcare Network [PLANET].
The Edward Scissorhands garden paid homage to the movie classic Edward Scissorhands in keeping with the movie theme requirement. The focal point of the garden was the large topiary hand in the center. The topiary featured an arch of water arching well over the gravel path and the heads of the visitors to the garden, ending in an aged Kentucky whiskey barrel. The garden contained numerous large topiaries including a deer, giraffe and dancing bear. The metaphorically dark sense of the garden was achieved through the extensive use of evergreens and a row of large arborvitae created a sense of mystery about the garden. The gravel path through the garden accented the dark plant material.
The Professional Landcare Network known as PLANET, is the national trade association representing more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals who are committed to the highest standards in industry education, best practices and business professionalism. The National Landscape Awards of Excellence Program reflects the association’s commitment to creating and preserving the beauty of our landscape.
Of the 118 projects entered in the awards program, 105 were recognized with an award. The awards breakdown includes 1 Judges Award, 35 Grand Awards, 34 Merit Awards, and 36 Recognition Awards.