Design Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2004 Horticulture Garden Design Awards

Home Gardener

Barbara Shapiro, Albequerque, New Mexico

Best Plant Combination in a Border Setting

Melonie Ice, Ada, Michigan

Best Container Planting

Dan Partin and Lisa Wence, Hillsboro, Oregon

Best Use of Art in a Garden Setting

James Golden, Stockton, New Jersey

Grand Prize, for Plant Combination in a Border Setting


Ken Mendonca, Suzman & Cole Design Associates, San Francisco, California

Best Plant Combination in a Border Setting

Marta McDowell, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit, New Jersey

Best Container Planting

Jay Graham and Arthur Bauer,

Graham Landscape Architecture, Annapolis, Maryland

Best Use of Art in a Garden Setting

Jane Gill, New York, New York

Grand Prize, for Use of Art in a Garden Setting

To view the winning entries, plus honorable mentions, visit

Professional Designer Jane Gill chose an antique armillary sphere “to give structure and add to the winter interest of this garden, which is viewed from the house at all times of year.” Plant material includes Pinus parviflora, Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Golden Mop’, Picea pungens ‘Montgomery’, Phlox paniculata ‘David’, Thalictrum rochebruneanum, Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’, Pennisetum alopecuroides, Rodgersia aesculifolia, and Eupatorium subsp. maculatum ‘Gateway’.

grand prize winners

Home Gardener James Golden’s kidney-shaped border provides both screening and a wild-planting area in his home garden. The bed is particularly captivating on a foggy late-September morning. Plants in Golden’s border combination include Miscanthus sinensis ‘Silberfeder’, Calamagrostis brachytricha, Sedum ‘Herbsfreude’, Nepeta ‘Six Hills Giant’, and Persicaria amplexi-caulis ‘Firetail’.

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