AHS Centennial Year Environmental Awards


The American Horticultural Society (AHS) Environmental Awards are presented at flower and garden shows around the country each year. These awards are especially meaningful during our Centennial year celebration as they exemplify perfectly AHS’ commitment to preserving and protecting our precious environment.

The awards recognize exhibits of horticultural excellence that best demonstrate the bond between horticulture and the environment, and inspire viewers to beautify home and community through skillful design and appropriate plant material.

The 2023 AHS Environmental Award Winners:

Northwest Flower and Garden Show 

Winner: Livingroom Landscape

Judges: Arit Anderson, U.K.; Danilo Maffei, CPLD, PCH, FAPLD; and Ross Bayton, PhD.

Won for their creation of a shade garden transitioning to meadow, with native plants and ferns opening to a sunny spot with grasses and daffodils.

Maryland Home and Garden Show 

Winner: Urban Designs, Inc.

Won for their attention to native plants in a natural setting, with interesting rock formations and a good mix of sun and shade plantings.

Philadelphia Flower Show 

Winner: Treeline Designz

Judges: Holly Shimizu and Skipp Calvert (AHS board members) and Bevan Shimizu

Won for their timely reflection on current events. Their design, titled “In Search of Peace—A Tribute to the Children of the War,” offered a sense of tranquility using blooming rhododendrons, azaleas, amsonia and spirea with a moss carpet and a quiet pond.