Double medal trifecta at national landscaping awards
Queenstown-based landscaping company Southern Landmarx has struck gold, silver and bronze at the 2016 Landscaping New Zealand’s (LNZ) Landscapes of Distinction Awards. The award-winning company, which works throughout the Wakatipu and Central Otago region, came up ‘top trumps’ with six medals in all six categories in which it was a finalist. At the gala dinner […]
Queenstown-based landscaping company Southern Landmarx has struck gold, silver and bronze at the 2016 Landscaping New Zealand’s (LNZ) Landscapes of Distinction Awards.
The award-winning company, which works throughout the Wakatipu and Central Otago region, came up ‘top trumps’ with six medals in all six categories in which it was a finalist.
At the gala dinner in Christchurch on August 6 Southern Landmarx won three gold, two silver and one bronze award in the overall Large Residential Projects division.
The company’s ‘Shotover Delta Views’ landscape project racked up an impressive three gold awards in Landscape Design, Landscape Construction and Landscape Horticulture.
Meanwhile, the Southern Landmarx ‘Japanese-influenced’ Lakeside Estate property, originally designed by LAND of Queenstown, romped home with silver in Landscape Construction and Landscape Horticulture, and took bronze for Garden Management.
Southern Landmarx directors Joe and Jaye Nutting said they were “truly rapt” with the results.
“The awards are a credit to everyone in our team and the level of quality they’re committed to producing,” said managing director Joe.
“It’s great to work with clients who have such passion and desire to enhance the outdoor areas of their property, and maximise the beauty of the surrounds they live in.
“We wouldn’t be in a position to complete these very special projects or enter the awards without strong support from clients and staff, so both are key to us and our business.”
Held every two years, the LNZ awards are recognised as one of the industry’s most prestigious events.
Collecting the awards on the evening were Mr Nutting and Southern Landmarx Operations Manager Gus Gardiner, who “couldn’t believe their luck”.
Southern Landmarx director Jaye Nutting said the team was “over the moon” with their success.
“We work extremely hard and it’s testament to that hard work that our properties have been recognised as being up there with some of the best in New Zealand!” she said.
“We had fingers and toes crossed for at least one or two awards on the night, but to come home with six from six is better than we could have ever hoped for. It felt like Joe and Gus hardly had the chance to sit on their seats all evening.”
Landscape Consultant and chief judge Penny Cliffin said she “absolutely loved” the Shotover Delta property. “The way that the landscape design was welding into the wider landscape was exemplary”.