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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 02, 2007
Contact: Mary Prier, APR, Katie Marcum or Valerie Myers
(757) 305-9064
 
Exhibit & Garden Competitions Flourish at Home & Flower Show
The Mid-Atlantic Home & Flower Show, held at the Virginia Beach  Convention Center Feb. 15-18, featured numerous exhibit and garden competitions. All awards were judged on Thursday, Feb. 15, with the exhibitor awards given out during the show’s opening at 5 p.m., Thursday. Friday, Feb. 16 and the garden awards given out in a ceremony with Virginia Beach Mayor Meyera Obendorf and WVEC’s David Alan at noon, Friday, Feb. 16. A record-breaking crowd of 25,850 visitors attended the event, a first time collaboration between the Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show and The Virginia Flower Show, produced by Tidewater Builders Association and the Virginia Horticultural Foundation The following is the list of winners from the Mid-Atlantic Home & Flower Show’s Garden Competitions:
 
Special Awards:
Best Use of a Water Feature: Paradise Falls
Best Use of Natural Materials: Norfolk Botanical Garden
Best Use of Plant Materials: Norfolk Botanical Garden
Best Use of Landscape Structures: Edward Gosman & Associates Inc.,
Golf Greens "Fore" U of VA & NC, and By The Brook Water Gardens
Best use of Landscape Paving: Jack Frost Landscapes
Best use of Artistic Flair: Norfolk Botanical Garden
Most Creative:  Norfolk Botanical Garden
Most Educational: Bartlett Tree

Non-Commercial Landscape Displays:
First Place: Norfolk Botanical Garden  

Commercial Landscape Displays:
First Place: Edward Gosman & Associates Inc., Golf Greens "Fore" U of VA & NC, and By The Brook Water Gardens
Second Place: Jack Frost Landscapes
Third Place: Waterstone Outdoor Designers and Beach Groundworks Inc.

The Virginia Society of Landscape Designers Award for Best Landscape Design:
Terra Firma L.L.C.

The American Horticultural Society Environmental Award:
Waterstone Outdoor Designers and Beach Groundworks Inc.  

Peoples Choice Awards:
Waterstone Outdoor Designers and Beach Groundworks Inc.

The following are the winners of the exhibit competition:

Best in Show – Large Exhibit
Tidewater Exteriors

Best in Show – Small Exhibit
Tidewater Home Staging

Honorable Mention, Best in Show – Large Exhibit
Polynesian Pools

Honorable Mention, Best in Show – Small Exhibit
Springdale Watergardens

Most Creative – Large Exhibit
Energy Saving Exteriors
Most Creative – Small Exhibit
Rooster Sauces

Honorable Mention, Most Creative – Large Exhibit
Home Theaters by DAS

Also, The Tidewater District of the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. held a gardening show during the Mid-Atlantic Home & Flower Show. Floral Fantasia was the theme for the event, which was the largest garden show produced by a federated garden club in the state of Virginia. A total of 38 clubs from the Tidewater area participated in the competition.

Garden displays were divided into three divisions and judged by nationally accredited flower show judges of the National Garden Clubs.

Ribbons and monetary prizes were awarded to the following winners:

Division 1 – Horticulture:Section A, Classes 1 – 4, Award of Merit, Frances Thrash, Little Neck Garden
Club for a double daffodil named "Manly:
Section B, Classes 5 – 9, Award of Merit, Ann Brown, Lake  Smith  Terrace
Garden Club for a BromeliadSection C, Classes 10 – 19, Award of Merit, Ann Brown, Lake  Smith  Terrace
Garden Club for a variegated Daphne with pink bloomsSection D, Classes 20 – 25, Arboreal Award, Pat Woodard, Little Neck Garden
Club, for a variegated holly
Section E, Classes 26 – 31, Award of Merit, Lisabetty Lutton, Cedar  Point
Garden Club, for a fruited hollySection F, Classes 32 – 35, Award of merit, Bess Coffee, Maxwell Garden
Club, for a Danae racemosa

Larger awards:
1) Horticulture Sweepstakes Award (highest number of blues in all
horticulture entries) – Ann Brown, Lake Smith Terrace Garden Club
2)  Award of Horticulture Excellence (best piece of horticulture in the
whole show) – Ann Brown, Lake Smith Terrace Garden Club

Division 2 – Design:Section A, Classes 1 – 3, Designer's Choice Award, Frances Thrash, Little
Neck Garden Club for Class 1 – "Dancing Duets"
Section B, Classes 4 – 6, Petite Award, Mary Westfall, Green  Pine  Garden
Club for Class 5 – "Daphne Duck"
Section C, Classes 7 – 9, Petite Award, Mary Sue Floyd, Green  Meadow  Point
Garden Club, for Class 9 – "Forget-me-Not"Section D, Classes 10 – 12, Table Artistry Award, Deneice Crowe, Green  Pine
Garden Club, for Class 12 – "Moon Flower"- (Dinner setting)

DIVISION 3 – Education and Sponsored Exhibits:Section A, Classes 1 – 4, Education Award, Frances Thrash, Little Neck
Garden Club for Exhibit 1, "What is this Design Thing?"


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