Design and Garden Landscapes, of Dunedin has won the
landscape of the year national award at Landscaping New
Zealand's biennial Landscapes of Distinction awards.
The award was for the Thom garden at Doctors Point and it was
the second time the business has won the title.
It previously won in 2010 for the Kunac garden on the Taieri
and director Wayne Butson was thrilled with the company's
The Thom garden won gold medals for landscape design and
landscape horticulture, both for a large residential project,
and the premier award for best residential project, as well
as claiming landscape of the year.
The business also won two silver medals and two bronze medals
for work on two other gardens.
Pukerau Nurseries, near Gore, won a premier award for best
use of native plants for a garden at Mount Somers, along with
two gold medals.
First-time entrant Ecco Landscapes, from Wanaka, also won a
gold and a silver medal.
The awards function was held in Wellington at the weekend.