Winning landscapes at Plantasia, plus you may be winner in my drawing

Menne garden at Plantasia 2018
Menne Garden Artistry received Overall Best of Show at Plantasia in 2018. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

 

by Connie Oswald Stofko

During the summer, we spend more time outside, even after the sun goes down. Visitors to Plantasia got ideas for gardens in general and more specifically for viewing them at dusk with this year’s theme, “Cityscapes into the Night.” Garden lighting was a big feature of the displays. Street signs, traffic lights, a fire hydrant and a manhole cover added to the feeling of being in a big city.

Plantasia is the garden and landscape show for Western New York and is held each year by PLANT WNY, the local trade association for green businesses. Plantasia ran this year from March 22 – March 25.

In conjunction with Plantasia, I held a prize drawing for my subscribers– my current subscribers as well as new subscribers. I picked three winners and two got back to me promptly. The third didn’t respond (can you believe it!) so I had to pick a new winner. Please watch your email and respond promptly. It might be you!

In the meantime, I can tell you which businesses won awards for their magnificent displays at Plantasia.

And when you’re looking for gardening businesses, you can check out our Gardening Directory and PLANT WNY’s Find a Professional page. 

Plantasia awards for vendors:

Overall Best of Show:  Menne Garden Artistry

Best Garden (Large):  Chevalier Outdoor Living

Best Garden (Small):  Dore Landscape Associates

Best use of Plant Material (Large Garden):  Regan Landscape

Best use of Plant Material (Small Garden):  McKinley High School

Best use of Hardscapes (Large Garden):  Restorff’s Landscape Service and De Groff Outdoor Structures

Best use of Hardscapes (Small Garden): Nature’s Design                                                    

Best use of Color:  The Cutting Edge Complete Landscaping

Guest Director’s Choice Award: Tripi’s Landscaping

People’s Choice Award:  Buffalo Tree House & The Tree Doctor

Best Vendor Green:  Masterson’s Garden Center

Best Vendor Equipment/Hardscapes:  Frivolous Cottage

See more photos below.

 

Chevalier at Plantasia 2018
Chevalier Outdoor Living received Best Garden (Large). Photo courtesy Chevalier Outdoor Living

 

Dore at Plantasia 2018
Dore Landscape Associates received Best Garden (Small). Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

 

Regan at Plantasia 2018
Regan Landscape received Best use of Plant Material (Large Garden). Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

 

McKinley High School at Plantasia 2018
McKinley High School received Best use of Plant Material (Small Garden). Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

 

Restorff and DeGroff at Plantasia
Restorff’s Landscape Service and De Groff Outdoor Structures received Best use of Hardscapes (Large Garden). Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

 

Nature's Design at Plantasia 2018
Nature’s Design received Best use of Hardscapes (Small Garden). Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

 

The Cutting Edge at Plantasia 2018
The Cutting Edge Complete Landscaping received Best use of Color. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

 

Tripi's at Plantasia 2018
Tripi’s Landscaping received Guest Director’s Choice Award. Photo courtesy Tripi’s Landscaping

 

Buffalo Tree House and The Tree Doctor at Plantasia 2018
Buffalo Tree House and The Tree Doctor received the People’s Choice Award. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

 

Masterson's at Plantasia 2018
Masterson’s Garden Center received Best Vendor Green. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

 

Frivolous Cottage at Plantasia 2018
Frivolous Cottage received Best Vendor Equipment/Hardscapes. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

 

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