Magazine article Sunset

Western Garden Design Awards for the Year 2000

Magazine article Sunset

Western Garden Design Awards for the Year 2000

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enter our professional landscape competition

* Sunset's Western Garden Design Awards is a professionally juried, biennial program that recognizes the best of residential Western garden design. It is open to both landscape architects and landscape designers who earn most or all of their income designing gardens. Winners will be published in a spring 2001 issue of Sunset Magazine. This year, we are looking for submissions in seven categories.


1. Small gardens feature innovative design and interesting plants in an area of 1,500 square feet or less.

2. Gardens for outdoor living and entertaining make the best use of space and design to optimize outdoor living. They can include kitchens, fireplaces, play areas, or other spaces landscaped for outdoor activities.

3. Budget gardens ($15,000 and under) combine hardscaping and plant material in innovative and attractive ways while restricting costs.

4. Regional gardens use materials and plants most appropriate for the climate and terrain of a particular region.

5. Renovated gardens take advantage of existing features or plants while updating or replacing elements that are dated, in poor repair, or unhealthy. …

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