PLANT WNY names Landscape Award winners; Cunningham is person of the year

Landscape Awards from PLANT WNY
From left are Dave McIntyre, Landscape Awards co-chair; Ed Dore of Dore Landscape Associates; Kathy Sokolowski of Menne Landscape & Garden Artistry; Sue Frank of Chevalier Outdoor Living, and Phil Tripi of Tripi’s Landscaping. Photo courtesy PLANT WNY.

PLANT WNY, the trade association for the professional landscape and nursery trades, honored the recipients of the Landscape Awards Program as well as Sally Cunningham as person of the year at their annual Harvest Dinner in November.

Landscape Awards

The Landscape Award recipients are:

  • Residential Small Category: Dore Landscape Associates, Inc. (Lockport)
  • Residential Large Category: Dore Landscape Associates, Inc. (Lockport)
  • Hardscapes Small Category: Tripi’s Landscaping, LLC (Buffalo)
  • Hardscapes Large Category: Chevalier Outdoor Living (Springville)
  • Mature Landscape Category: Menne Landscape & Garden Artistry (Amherst)

The Landscape Awards Program showcases the work that member companies are capable of doing. It lets the public know that hiring members of PLANT WNY is a wise investment because of the professionalism exhibited by members.

You can search a listing of PLANT WNY members here.

Sally Cunningham
Sally Cunningham was named Person of the Year for 2015 by PLANT WNY. Photo courtesy PLANT WNY

Person of the Year

Sally Cunningham, CNLP, was honored as person of the year.

Cunningham is a Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional (CNLP), lecturer, author, garden writer and consultant. She is a former Cornell Cooperative Extension agent and Master Gardener leader.

She co-founded and directed the National Garden Festival of Buffalo, now known as Garden Walk Buffalo Niagara.

“With her warm, sunny disposition and beautiful smile, Sally has endeared herself to many people and is a celebrity to local gardening enthusiasts,” according to the nominating committee. “Sally is truly a great Buffalo ambassador and advocate for the green industry.”

PLANT WNY is the group that brings you Plantasia, the premier garden and landscape show for Western New York. This year Plantasia will be held Thursday,  March 31 through Sunday, April 3, with Preview Night on Wednesday, March 30 at the Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg.

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