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Town hands out landscape beautification awards


Farragut’s Beautification Committee handed out plaques for its 27th annual landscape beautification awards at a Town meeting Thursday, June 24.

“The Beautification Committee has chosen seven winners in 2010,” committee chair Clare Ansink said.

“This year we are also presenting a special award of landscaping excellence,” she added.

• Winner of the commercial/office building category is Michael Bates Homes, 11826 Kingston Pike

“This site was chosen because of its great symmetry within the landscape, immaculate maintenance and the luxurity of landscape,” Ansink said.


• Winner of the commercial/retail building category is Weigel’s, 12001 Kingston Pike

“This site was selected because of its beautiful use of color and immaculate maintenance,” Anskink said.

• Winner of the residential entrance category is Baldwin Park off Boring Road

“This site was chosen for its beautiful neighborhood park, complete with walking paths and a fountain at the entrance to the subdivision, as well as a stately wrought iron and brick fence that envelops the entrance,” Ansink said.

• Winner of the religious institution category is St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 110 Sugarwood Drive

“This site was selected for its garden field at the front of the church, complete with numerous varieties of flowering plants,” Ansink said.

• Winner of the retail commercial complex category is Farragut Office Park, 11915 Kingston Pike

“This site was chosen for its appealing plant selection and beautiful central court yard with a fountain,” Ansink said of the office park, adjacent to Click Funeral Home.

• Winner of the multi-family residential complex is NHC Farragut, 120 Cavette Hill Lane

“This site was selected for its redesigned entrance, including a new fountain at the base of the entrance sign, as well as a multitude of flowering plants and immaculate landscape and upkeep around the property and buildings,” Ansink said.

• Winner of the special award of landscaping excellence is Bridgemore Subdivision off McFee Road

“This special award is given when a site goes above and beyond in creating a noteworthy landscape.

“Bridgemore subdivision boasts a beautiful entrance with a diverse collection of colorful plant varieties, flowing waterfalls, ponds and stone bridges,” Ansink said.

The Beautification Committee evaluates each development or building on the same criteria: landscape design, selection of plant material, maintenance, first impressions and last impressions.

 

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