2014 Boston Flower and Garden Show Gallery

BAC/LI Award Winning Design Team

The design of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's exhibit at the 2014 Boston Flower and Garden Show was a collaboration with The Landscape Instutute. The sensitive interpretation of the shows theme, "Romance in the Garden," garnered prestigious acknowledgements for the team's achievements. The exhibit was honored with:

  • The Department of Agriculture State Award
  • Boston Garden and Flower Show Blue Ribbon
  • The Landscape Design Council's Emily Seaber Parche award for excellence in landscape design of a naturalistic garden of less than 1,000 square feet
  • Environmental Vision Award from the Ecological Landscape Association for the best presentation of ecological concepts
  • Allen C. Haskell Award for the distinction of landscape design using color and unusual plant material
  • New England Nursery Association Award

Recent LI graduates involved in the exhibit included:

  • Suzanne Higham, MHS exhibit chair, owner of Frog Hollow: landscape design, installation and maintenance, uses her background in public health to build healthier communities through horticulture and landscape design. A component of her business is to help elders maintain their independence by assisting them with their landscape needs.
  • Julia Esteves is a landscape designer and a Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional (MCLP). She and her husband Arthur Milczanowski own JuliaGarden Landscape Design, a landscape design and horticultural services company. They have expertise in native and sustainable planting on Cape Cod and have also worked in the field of horticulture in Poland.
  • Piera Sassaroli is a designer based out of both Boston and Milan, Italy. She has been creating beautiful landscapes for city dwellers vacation homes.

The team was joined by Jeff Dube, MLA candidate at the University of Michigan, and William Cuddy, owner of WJC Service, Landscape Contracting. Watch a video of the installation online.