The awards evening on September 17, 2014 at Benvoulin Heritage Church was well attended by the winners of this year’s contest and their friends. A celebration was held to honour the lucky winners, as they received their plaques and garden stakes to commemorate the event, which was sponsored by the Kelowna City Parks Department and Communities in Bloom Committee.
The 2014 winners are:
BEST LARGE RESIDENTIAL GARDEN - Marion & Wyn Lewis, OKANAGAN VILLA
BEST MEDIUM SIZED GARDEN - Judy Land & Brian Chamberlain
BEST SMALL GARDEN - Vera & Brent Cumiskey
BEST GUERILLA GARDEN - KING’S GARDEN - Alma Ingbritson & Coleen McClain
BEST SCHOOL GARDEN - CASORSO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
BEST DESIGN FOR HERITAGE HOUSE LANDSCAPING - LINDON HOUSE - Linda Scott McDonald & Donald McDonald
BEST LARGE BUSINESS LANDSCAPING - RECREATION INN & PATIO CHAOS
BEST GOLF COURSE LANDSCAPING - HARVEST GOLF CLUB
BEST DOCTOR’S OFFICE LANDSCAPING - SMALL BUSINESS CATEGORY - DR. Stan & Margaret Szombathy
BEST MULTI-UNIT RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPING - BRISTOL GARDENS
BEST RENTAL APARTMENT FLOWER GARDEN - PALISADES APARTMENTS, WALNUT ST. - Victor Good for WITMAR Developments
BEST INSTITUTIONAL LANDSCAPING - CENTRAL OKANAGAN HOSPICE HOUSE GARDEN
BEST GATED COMMUNITY LANDSCAPING - SANDHAVEN
BEST SENIORS RESIDENCE LANDSCAPING - LAKESHORE PLACE
BEST CHURCH LANDSCAPING - ST. ANDREWS CHURCH
BEST COMMUNITY GARDEN - WILLOW PARK CHURCH, RUTLAND
BEST BLOCKS - S. PANDOSY - LAKESHORE from RAYMER to LANFRANCO
GARDENER OF THE YEAR - MASTER GARDENER, Darlene Cross
Thank you to the Okanagan Master Gardeners who assisted in the judging of this contest.
Congratulations to all winners. These are truly outstanding efforts by the winners and/or their landscapers and individuals who were involved in these great efforts to beautify our city.
Wilma Schellenberger, Communities in Bloom Committee Volunteer/Green Thumb Contest Coordinator
Photo courtesy Darlene Cross - taken at one of the nominees gardens.