Award-Winning Garden Designs
The Mixed Border Nursery and Gardens Receives Two Landscape Design Awards From the Perennial Plant Association
HILLIARD, OH - The Perennial Plant Association has awarded Douglas Gagne, The Mixed Border Nursery and Gardens in Hollis, New Hampshire, with
two Landscape Design Merit Awards in the category featuring designs that cost $25,000 to $100,000. Gagne designed the Cohen Garden, a residential
garden using masses of perennials in mixed borders containing trees, shrubs and dwarf conifers. The result is an attractive, unique and low-maintenance
garden that satisfied the wishes of the client. Click here to view photos of the Cohen Garden.
Gagne's other award-winning project, The Donaldson Garden, satisfied the wishes of the client by forgoing a traditional lawn and creating
a meadow-style garden in its place. Now, paths meander through the tall, floriferous clearing that has been carved out of the woods. Click
here to view photos of the Donaldson Garden.
Perennial Plant Association President, Joe Kunkel, presented Gagne with a plaque during the PPA Symposium in New York City. The 2004 Landscape
Design Awards Program was rich with outstanding garden designs. Out of the 41 entries submitted, nineteen Merit and four Honor Awards were
presented. The Honor Award is the highest level of landscape design achievement awarded by the Perennial Plant Association.
See other Landscape and Garden designs in the Garden Portfolio.
About the Perennial Plant Association Landscape Design Award
This nation-wide landscape design competition was initiated in 1992 to recognize landscape contractors, architects and designers who have produced landscape
projects of special merit that highlight plantings containing herbaceous perennials. The program has 11 categories including residential, commercial,
educational and temporary or seasonal designs. Eight of the entry categories are defined by the cost of the project and three are for specialty garden
designs. Designs are judged by non-partial, distinguished professionals on overall quality and workmanship of the project, creative and effective use
of herbaceous perennial plant material, unusual or unique uses and plant combinations. Entrants are encouraged to show effective uses of new cultivars
and introductions as well as successful manipulations of color, texture and seasonal combinations.
About the Perennial Plant Association
The Perennial Plant Association, incorporated in 1984, is a trade association of more than 2,000 members in the United States, Canada and 10 other countries.
The PPA is dedicated to the improvement of the herbaceous perennial plant industry by providing education to enhance the production, promotion, and
utilization of perennial plants. Members include growers, retailers, educators, garden writers and members of landscape related industries. For more
information about the Perennial Plant Association, visit www.perennialplant.org or contact
the PPA office.