Archive for April, 2013

Recognition and Awards

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

We at Van Zeeland Nursery & Landscape, Inc. realize that there is great opportunity to showcase our landscaping work if we were to vigorously pursue landscaping and design awards.  However, due to the time involved in putting together the required “portfolio’s” to do this, we have not highly prioritized this task.  In spite of this , two most recent recognitions occurred in late 2012:

 - Recognized as a “Finalist” by Post-Crescent readers in the Landscape Center category.  We actually placed 2nd.

 - Recognized as “The Best” in five significant categories in the second annual Garden Talk Awards.  These awards were presented by Mr. Robert Zimmer, Post-Crescent freelance writer of the “Garden Talk” column.  To compile these awards, Mr. Zimmer and a few of his gardening friends visited each greenhouse, garden center and specialty shop in the area a minimum of three times over the course of 2012 to view the selection and quality of the plants available.  Nobody at Van Zeeland Nursery knew or recognized these judges when they were at the Nursery.  Van Zeeland Nursery & Landscape was recognized as best (1st place) in the following categories:     Best Collectors Conifers;    Most Unusual Trees and Shrubs;     Best Trees and Shrubs;     Best Roses;     Best Sales Staff (2nd place behind Edgewood Hostas).