2023 Awards - Coming Soon! Our 20th Edition of the NALE will happen THIS SUMMER! Thanks to our sponsors!
The awards gala will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba in August 2023
The National Awards of Landscape Excellence (NALE) recognize Canadian companies that have actively participated in significantly raising the level of professionalism in the landscape industry. Each province nominates members from the provincial awards of excellence competition that are then entered into the national awards. They may enter up to three entries per category for a total of fifteen entries per association for the following awards: landscape design, landscape construction (commercial and residential), and landscape maintenance (commercial and residential).
The Green for Life Awards recognize the significant contributions made to the ornamental horticulture sector by an individual, corporation, or community. Submissions include projects or geographical segments within a community, region or municipality that have a specific benefit to the public through the development and/or maintenance of green spaces.
The National Awards of Landscape Excellence are sponsored by:
CATERPILLAR, JOHN DEERE, EQUINOX ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS, HORTPROTECT and FENCHURCH GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY
Humboldt Urban Garden Sanctuary (HUGS), Green for Life Community Award Winner
Humboldt Urban Garden Sanctuary or HUGS is a vast new community green space that celebrated its grand opening this summer at the Humboldt District Hospital grounds, built by numerous agencies, companies and individuals including Scotts Canada, Landscape Saskatchewan, Landscape Alberta, Green Cities Foundation Canada and Communities in Bloom. This garden includes hundreds of trees, shrubs, and perennials, along with a large area of turf. Great care was taken to ensure irrigation was available to all plant materials. The carbon sequestration, pollution scrubbing, and windbreaks this garden will provide to residents of the town and hospital patients, staff and guests alike will be realized for generations to come.
Joel Beatson, Executive Director
587-986-8466 or email@example.com
LO Covid-19 Taskforce Garden Makeover Project: Participation House - Green for Life Community Award
To recognize the dedication of healthcare professionals and frontline workers in the fight against coronavirus, the Landscape Ontario (LO) Covid-19 Task Force created a Garden Makeover Appreciation contest. A standout among the 10 contest winners is Participation House in Markham, Ontario, a leader in enhancing the quality of life of individuals with disabilities, whose outdoor space received more than $50,000 in donations from LO’s Toronto Chapter for landscaping improvements.
General Motors Canada - Green for Life Industry Award for a Corporation
General Motors Canada has been a significant feature of the CNLA’s Member Services program, offering discounts on GM trucks to members across the country for more than 20 years.
Raymond Carrière for the Green for Life Distinction Award Industry Award for an Individual
Raymond Carrière is the Founding President of Communities in Bloom. For more than 25 years, Raymond’s vision inspired thousands of volunteers and over 900 communities to register in the provincial, national and international programs.
Tony DiGiovanni - Green for Life Distinction Award Industry Award for an Individual
For more than 30 years as Executive Director of Landscape Ontario, Tony DiGiovanni has made a mark on the landscape industry in numerous ways, including improving communication between members, his tireless promotion of the industry, and the exponential growth of LO membership.
Alex Raab - Green for Life Distinction Award Industry Award for an Individual
Alex Raab, who opened his first White Rose store in 1957, was a pioneer of the ornamental horticulture industry in many ways, including mail-order delivery, large-scale composting, and inventing and trademarking several products like the Merrygro mini greenhouse.
Clintar Landscape Management, Halifax - 2022 Design Winner
The 2022 winner of the HortProtect National Award of Landscape Excellence for Landscape Design is Clintar Landscape Management Services of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Their winning project, Urban Sanctuary, blends the mature woodlands of Point Pleasant Park to create a natural landscape of shade-tolerant plants that surround a beautiful and relaxing outdoor barbecue/lounging area.
The Cultivated Garden - 2022 Residential Maintenance Winner
The 2022 winner of the HortProtect National Award of Landscape Excellence for Residential Landscape Maintenance is The Cultivated Garden in Toronto, Ontario. Their ongoing project, Contemporary Beauty, is a backyard oasis near the heart of downtown Toronto. It features a meticulously pruned front yard that leads into a backyard perennial garden surrounded by evergreen trees.
Strathmore Landscape Contractors - 2022 Commercial Maintenance Winner
The 2022 winner of the HortProtect National Award of Landscape Excellence for Commercial Maintenance is Strathmore Landscape Contractors in Montreal, Quebec. Their ongoing project at the Centropolis outdoor promenade mall features a dedicated, full-time crew which is always working to continue creating and maintaining the lush gardens that help make this a Laval destination.
DaRocha Webster Landscapes - 2022 Residential Construction Winner
The 2022 winner of the Caterpillar National Award of Landscape Excellence for Residential Construction is DaRocha Webster Landscapes in Montreal, Quebec. Their winning project, Perched on the Rocky Cape, is a captivating Mont Tremblant landscape with extraordinary attention to detail that includes the construction of a home successfully made to seem as though built right into a steep hill.
Seferian Design Group - 2022 Commercial Construction Winner
The 2022 winner of the Caterpillar National Award of Landscape Excellence for Commercial Construction is Seferian Design Group in Burlington, Ontario. Their winning project, Paradigm Condominiums, is a creative use of a rooftop above the condo’s parking garage, providing numerous outdoor amenities, seating areas and outdoor exercise stations for residents to use year round.
Sheridan Nurseries Etobicoke - 2022 Garden Centre of the Year Winner
The 2022 winner of the CNLA Garden Centre of the Year Award is the Sheridan Nurseries store in Etobicoke, Ontario. The dedicated staff works hard to create a beautiful, friendly and inviting one-stop-shop experience for their customers. Sheridan Nurseries has been in business for more than 100 years, and this location in East Mississauga/West Etobicoke sets a great example that meets the company’s high standards.
Brookdale Treeland Nurseries - 2022 Grower of the Year Winner
The 2022 winner of the CNLA Grower of the Year Award is Brookdale Treeland Nurseries Ltd. in Schomberg, Ontario. This year, BTN received two awards at the International Association of Horticultural Producers Grower Competition, was named one of Canada’s best managed companies by the Globe and Mail, and is adding to their impressive year with a national award for Grower of the Year. BTN has locations from coast to coast and is one of the largest and most respected growers of garden plants in Canada, servicing garden retailers, landscape contractors, municipalities, and golf courses throughout Canada and the northern United States.
Congratulations to all 2022 Winners!
Thank you to our Premium sponsor Caterpillar
Caterpillar is our Premium Sponsor for the National Awards of Landscape Excellence. Caterpillar also sponsors the National Awards of Landscape Excellence in Commercial and Residential Construction and the Green for Life Community Awards.
To learn more about Cat equipment and services visit http://www.cat.com/landscape
Thank you to our Gold sponsor John Deere Canada
John Deere is our Gold Sponsor for the National Awards. To learn more about John Deere, please visit www.deere.ca