Landscapes of distinction

Distinctive Designs

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With more than 80 entries, the feedback from the judges is the standard of work, the innovation and scope of the entries this year is very high, Registered Master Landscapers chief executive officer, Janine Scott says. “Recognising outstanding performance in landscaping practice, the annual Landscapes of Distinction Awards are the highest accolade of professional recognition in the industry.” Now in their third decade, the awards shine a light on the very best projects by New Zealand’s landscape professionals and help to showcase the best in landscape design and construction, raising profiles of businesses and recognising the outstanding professional excellence of their members, Janine says. They have continued to grow in importance year on year and are now recognized as the premier event on the landscape calendar, Janine says. distinction

This year there are 18 entry category choices across residential, commercial and revegetation works and people are able to enter one or multiple entries into as many categories as they choose. The awards will be held on the 13th of March in Christchurch and the public will also be able to have their say in the newly created People’s Choice Award category, Janine says. “Looking at the entries this year we are seeing an increase in innovative design with more clients creating unique environments that extend from the interior of the homes to the outdoors.” Outdoor fires and lighting as a feature are also becoming a popular choice, Janine says. “It truly is a great night when our industry comes together to recognise and celebrate excellence in our industry and after the challenges of 2020, one that is very much looked forward too.”


The benefits of membership: 


There are many benefits to being a member of the Registered Master Landscapers including:

  • Professional development – access business support material and specialist advice to grow your business
  •  Expand your knowledge through industry-focused training initiatives
  • Stay connected with landscaping experts, business owners, and industry professionals
  • Participate in the prestigious annual Landscapes of Distinction Awards. Showcase your work alongside the best in New Zealand
  • Receive bi-monthly newsletter updates on industry and member initiatives
  • Attend conferences, regional branch meetings and industry-led events located throughout New Zealand
  • Support the development of education and training initiatives for young landscape professionals
  • Receive exclusive member offers and discounts on training courses, products, and services
  • Receive member listing on their website plus business profile page featuring accredited areas of expertise
  • Connect with members and access exclusive resource material on secure member website login
  • Qualify to use the Registered Master Landscapers logo
  • Receive an annual certificate of membership.

By: Jamie Quinn