Lockwood’s wins People’s Choice Award in Front Yards Contest

Lockwood wins Front Yard Contest 2012
Kenny Jones, right, a tenant at 75 Crowley, thanks Ken Parker, left and Fred Safford for the work done by the staff at Lockwood’s Greenhouses in transforming the front yard.

The awards in the National Garden Festival’s Front Yard Contest were announced Wednesday in Riverside Park.

From July 9 to July 13, 15 front yards along Crowley Avenue in Buffalo (bordering the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Riverside Park) were transformed by professional landscapers, Master Gardeners of the Cornell Cooperative Extension and teams from the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, who donated their time and materials and competed to create the most impressive yards.

From July 14 to July 20, the public had the opportunity to vote for their favorite yard, and judges awarded honors in other categories.

The awards are:

People’s Choice Award

  • Second Place: Richardson Landscape Services for 27 Crowley Avenue

Media Award

  • First Place: Lockwoods Greenhouses for 75 Crowley Avenue
  • Second Place: Richardson Landscape Services for 27 Crowley Avenue
  • Third Place: Beyond the Basics Property Services, Inc. for 49 Crowley Avenue

Sustainability/Low Maintenance Landscape Award

  • The English Gardener for 65 Crowley Avenue

Best Use of Hardscape Award

  • Dore Landscape Associates, Inc. for 31 Crowley Avenue

Best Use of Space/Overcoming Landscape Challenges Award

  • Richardson Landscape Services for 27 Crowley Avenue

Best Cooperative Venture: Improving a Neighborhood Through Collaboration Award

  • Beyond the Basics Property Services, Inc., Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension for 47 and 49 Crowley Avenue

Cornell University Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Award for Best Use of Flowers

  • Richardson Landscape Services for 27 Crowley Avenue

The Front Yard Contest was coordinated by the Western New York State Nursery & Landscape Association, the New York State Certified Nursery and Landscape Professionals, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Visit Buffalo Niagara, and the National Garden Festival organizing committee. National Garden Festival organizers believe it is the only such civic-minded garden competition in the country.

The contest was sponsored by Monrovia Nurseries, with additional support from Lakeside Sod, Akron Tree Farms and Unilock, Inc.

The following landscape firms, garden centers and volunteers participated in the competition:

  • Beyond the Basics Property Services, Inc.
  • Dore Landscape Associates
  • The English Gardener, Ltd
  • Murray Brothers Nurseries, Inc.
  • Richardson Landscape Services
  • Lockwood’s Greenhouses
  • Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy with the Master Gardeners of the Cornell Cooperative Extension

You can see before and after photos here. (Click on the before photo to see the after photo.)

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3 Comments on “Lockwood’s wins People’s Choice Award in Front Yards Contest

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