The 2013 ALCI Landscape Awards Winners Announced
The Annual Association of Landscape Contractors of Ireland (ALCI) Landscape Awards took place in the Thomas Prior Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin on 18th October and were presented by Tom Hayes T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for Horticulture at the Dept of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The awards, known as the Oscars of the landscaping industry, pay tribute to ALCI members who demonstrate exceptionally high standards of professionalism and skill in the execution of a wide variety of landscape projects.
Peter O’Toole, President of the ALCI commented:
“ALCI members have been designing and building Ireland’s gardens for over 40 years. Now, more than ever with the black economy booming, it is reassuring to clients to know that the ALCI brand guarantees the contractor’s commitment to quality standards. We take pride once again in acknowledging the achievements of all entrants in this year’s Awards and particularly the category winners.”
The judges were Dr Christy Boylan, Landscape Consultant, Secretary IFPRA Europe, Vice-President IFPRA and Gary Graham, Bloom Manager, DME Amenity Horticulture Bord Bia. They awarded marks on a variety of criteria, including the use of plants and hard landscaping material, the extent of challenges faced by the landscaper in completing the work and the overall impression and quality of the scheme.
Kevin Baumann of landscaping.ie wins the award of merit for gardens between 10,000-30,000. The following is a picture of the award received by Kevin.
The ALCI represents Landscaping Contractors all over Ireland and is committed to the development of the landscape industry by ensuring quality of workmanship, best practice, reliability and emphasis on training. It recognises the excellence of landscape design and build achieved by its members through the annual all-Ireland Awards which have been running for 30 years.
The following are some pictures of the winning garden.
Finally a walk through video of the award winning garden