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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2008
Contact: Mary Prier, APR, Katie Marcum or Valerie Myers
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Exhibit and Garden Competitions Flourish at Home & Flower Show

The Mid-Atlantic Home & Flower Show, held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center Feb. 15-17, featured numerous exhibit and garden competitions. All awards, with the exception of the People's Choice award, were judged on Friday, Feb. 15.

A crowd of more than 25,000 visitors attended the event, the second time for this 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:

GARDEN AWARDS

Educational booths
First place: The Virginia Bonsai Society
Second place: The Hermitage Society
Third place: Lynnhaven River NOW

Artist Alley
First place: "Plants" Fused Glass, K. Sullivan, artist
Second place: "Above and Below" Encaustic painting, Michele Barnes, artist
Third place: "Moon Flowers" Watercolor, Patrizia Zorzo, artist
Director's Choice: "Trees of Tomahawk" Mixed Media, Gail Goodman, artist

Special Awards
Best use of a water feature: "Sanctuary for your Senses" Basnight Land and Lawn Inc. of Chesapeake
Best use of natural materials: "Garden of Delights" Edward Gosman and Associates Inc., Virginia Waterscapes and Golf Greens Fore U.
Best use of plant materials: "Sanctuary for your Senses" Basnight Land and Lawn Inc.
Best use of landscape structures: "Classic Elegance" Basnight Land and Lawn Inc.
Best use of landscape paving: "Italian Garden: A Feast for the Senses" Jack Frost Landscapes of Virginia Beach
Best us of artistic flair: "Serumdiddlyumptious" Norfolk Botanical Garden
Grandest Illusion: "Serumdiddlyumptious" Norfolk Botanical Garden
Most Educational: "Serumpdiddlyumptious" Norfolk Botanical Garden

Non-commercial Landscape Display
First place: "Serumdiddlyumptious" Norfolk Botanical Garden

Commercial Landscape Display
First place: "Classic Elegance" Basnight Land and Lawn Inc.
Second place: "Sanctuary for your senses" Basnight Land and Lawn Inc.
Third place: "Italian Garden: A Feast for the Senses" Jack Frost Landscapes

Virginia Society of Landscape Designers Awards for Best Landscape Design
"Classic Elegance" Basnight Land and Lawn Inc.

American Horticultural Society Environmental Award
Presented for an exhibit of horticultural excellence which best demonstrates the bond between horticulture and the environment, and inspires the viewer to beautify home and community through skillful design and appropriate plant materials.
"Sanctuary for your Senses" Basnight Land and Lawn Inc.

People's Choice Award
"Garden of Delights" Edward Gosman and Associates Inc., Virginia Waterscapes and Golf Greens Fore U


EXHIBIT AWARDS

Small Booth
Best in Show: All Nations Floors and Design of Virginia Beach
Honorable mention, Best in Show: Affordable Technology Solutions of Virginia Beach
Most Creative: Springdale Water Gardens of Greenville, Va.
Honorable mention, Most Creative: Coastal Lightscapes of Virginia Beach

Large Booth
Best in Show: Home Theaters by DAS of Chesapeake
Honorable mention, Best in Show: East Coast Leisure of Virginia Beach
Most Creative: Collections by Design of Williamsburg
Honorable mention, Most Creative: Backyard Creations Inc. of Virginia Beach



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