Posted by LNA Master Landscapers Association
on 28 October 2017
The Landscaping Industry held its night of nights on Friday, 27th October.
The LNA Master Landscapers Association's annual Landscape Excellence Awards winners were announced at the Awards Gala Evening, held at the prestigious Westin Hotel at Martin Place in Sydney.
The LNA Landscape Excellence Awards represent the industry's brightest stars. These eagerly anticipated awards recognise the exceptional creativity, innovation, professionalism and craftsmanship prevalent in landscaping in NSW and the ACT and is the best opportunity for members to showcase their work and receive recognition for their skills.
This year's awards had over 650 professionals in attendance. The evening was an overwhelming success with awards being presented in 24 categories across Residential and Commercial Construction, Residential and Commercial Maintenance, LNA Member of the Year, as well as recognising outstanding apprentices. With the very high volume and quality of entries, Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were bestowed in most categories. This has been without doubt the most successful awards season yet with a greater variation of winners than ever before.
Tom Gleeson,TV personality and one of Australia's favourite comedians, was the Master of Ceremonies for the event and brought his unique brand of humour to the role, bringing smiles and laughter to everyone throughout the evening. The evening was a resounding success, with great food and drink, great company and a celebratory ambience.
This year, the very community-minded LNA took the opportunity to hold its first silent auction to raise funds for a very worthy cause. Money was raised to assist the OzHelp Foundation whose work in mental health, particularly in male-dominated industries, is vital for our members and communities.
The LNA and the awards judges were delighted with the entries received and inspired by the new heights of design, implementation and maintenance achieved by the landscapers represented. We would like to congratulate all our winners and are keenly looking forward to seeing next year's entries.
A big thank you goes to all our partners for their ongoing support of the Association and the Excellence Awards each year. We would particularly like to thank our Corporate Partners: Husqvarna Australia, Andreasens Green Wholesale Nurseries, HardieDeck by James Hardie, Gosford Quarries, Nationwide Insurance Brokers, Alpine Nurseries, Exotic Nurseries, Ideal Edging, Universal Magazines, Botanica Nurseries as well as our Support and Category Partners for the Gala Awards Evening: Gardens at Night, Ecoplant, Landscape Contractors Magazine, Timberwolf Planting and Plantmark.
To see a full list of the 2017 LNA Landscape Excellence Award Winners, please click here to visit the gallery.