West Michigan Home and Garden Show
March 1-4, 2018
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Award Winning Gardens 2017

2017 Theme: Celebrating Michigan

2017 marked the second year of the West Michigan Home & Garden Show introducing the idea of “themed” gardens, as well as the first year of our Garden Design Competition. All gardens were to follow the theme and then be judged by three groups of people – the Professionals (hand-picked judges from the professional design, landscaping and horticulture world), their Peers (the designers within the competition judged each other) and the Public (visitors to the show had the opportunity to vote on their favorite garden).

Here are our winners and runners-up!

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BEST IN SHOW
“The Pictured Rock Garden”

(Professional Juried Award)

“The idea behind the design was to create a few different scenes or backgrounds that one might find in the Michigan natural landscape. We will incorporate areas in which guests at the garden can take a picture with a unique background. Using lots of rock and water and a substantial bridge tie into the celebrating Michigan’s natural beauty.”

THE GOLDEN SHOVEL
“For All Seasons”

(Peer Award):

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“Celebrate every great season the Mitten has to offer! Live and enjoy your life outside with nature, or admire it through your windows…Love where you live”

FAN FAVORITE
“Scenic Overlook”

(Public Award):

“Traveling around Michigan you will come across countless scenic overlooks beckoning travelers to see the best of Michigan. Not being able to select just one, Rosemont Nursery Inc.  decided to capture a few in this years garden. From the automobile to agriculture, Michigan has a broad spectrum of industries. From historic sites to numerous local artisan craft fairs, there is a host of things to experience all summer. The goal of our garden is to give you an out of this world experience and virtually place you at many of the iconic locations and hear the sounds that Celebrate Michigan, our great state. This years garden will be dedicated to my brother Bryan. Many of the features in the garden hold fond memories of his talents.”

Runners-Up

The Association of Grand Rapids Landscape Professionals/Witte Lawn Maintenance
Everett’s Landscape Management | Harder & Warner Nursery & Garden Center
Heyboer Landscape Maintenance | Katerberg Verhage
Kent Career & Technical Center | Kloosterman Landscaping
Proven Winners | Rose Landscape Services