Garden Masters Judges

Each year the San Diego Horticultural Society invites a panel of judges for the garden displays who are experts in their fields of design and horticulture. This year the panel includes:

Steve Gerisher

Pacific Horticulture Society

Steve Gerischer, an award winning landscape designer, teacher, and former president of the Southern California Horticulture Society, has been gardening locally since childhood. He has appeared on HGTV’s ‘Landscaper’s Challenge (where his was the design chosen and installed) and formerly worked and lectured at Smith & Hawken in Beverly Hills, and Hortus, in Pasadena. He now divides his time between creating landscapes with his company, Larkspur Garden Design, and lecturing on a wide variety of topics relating to gardening in Southern California. Current motto: “Get rid of the lawn”

Current teaching assignments: Beginning Gardening and Landscaping for the Homeowner (Tri-Community Classes-Covina Valley Adult Education) The Seasonal Gardener at The Arboretum and Botanic Garden of Los Angeles

Past Lecture Topics: Containers for the Mediterranean Garden (Gardening under Med. Skies Symposium, 2004) Hypertufa Pots and Troughs (Arboretum/Descanso/SOKA) Rose Pruning and Care (Various) Designing with Foliage-Form and Texture (Greystone LA Garden Show/Arboretum etc.) Orchid Care, Topiary, Bulbs (Spring and Summer), Bareroot Plants, Pest Control (Organic Methods), Organic Gardening, Getting Rid of Your Lawn- All for Smith & Hawken (1994-1997), Hortus (1997-2000), Arboretum, Covina Valley Adult, Descanso etc. (2000 to present)

Nate Magnusson

Nate Magnusson has over a decade of experience in landscape architecture. His work includes residential facilities, parks, commercial/industrial projects, and urban landscape design.

Mr. Magnusson has extensive experience in project management, production, graphics, drafting, site design, layout design, grading, cost estimation, and construction details. He has managed numerous private and public projects in Southern California, including the ongoing Civita Park project which includes nearly 17 acres of parks and over 40 acres of open space, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Ariva Apartments, and the Maple Street Pedestrian Plaza in Escondido.

Mr. Magnusson is President of the San Diego Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects and an active member of the American Public Works Association. He is a Licensed Landscape Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional, providing sustainable design guidance on a variety of project types.

Nan Sterman

A Growing Passion

Nan-StermanCalifornia native Nan Sterman is host and co-producer of the award winning public TV show, A Growing Passion, which celebrates all the ways that San Diego “grows,” from farms and nurseries to backyards ands schoolyards, to native habitats and more.  Nan is author of California Gardener’s Guide vII and Waterwise Plants for the Southwest.  She leads international garden tours (this fall to the south of France) and designs gardens for San Diegans who desire beautiful edible, low water, and sustainable gardens. For information, visit www.PlantSoup.com  and www.AGrowingPassion.com

Stacey Sturnot

Terra Pacific Landscape

CLCA San Diego Chapter President

Stacey is a self-confessed “Plant Nerd” with over 23 years’ experience in the Green Industry, beginning her journey installing yards for her father’s home building business in high school. She furthered her passion in high school with Horticulture classes that included Garden Design and Plant Production. This turned into a career path as she attended Milwaukee Area Technical College, earning the Associate of Applied Science degree in Landscape Horticulture. She became certified in all tracks of this degree including Design/Build, Maintenance Arboriculture, and Garden Center/Production. The skills learned at MATC and in various positions with Garden Center Sales, Production, Landscape Maintenance and Interiorscaping, led her to ValleyCrest Companies as a college recruit in 2000. She began working in the San Diego Branch supporting and managing the design, enhancement and account management teams. Stacey has spent her 16 years in San Diego working in various roles of landscape management; maintenance, construction, sales & marketing, and operation departments, including production and inventory planning at Miramar Nurseries. Stacey has been in the Branch Manager role for over 5 years and currently is managing maintenance, construction and tree care for the San Diego region at Terra Pacific Landscape.  She holds a California Qualified Applicators License, is a Certified Water Manager, member of the San Diego Horticultural Society, SD Native Plant Society and is currently the President of the CLCA – San Diego Chapter.

Stacey has won various Landscape Design awards as a student and through her work in San Diego.  She is honored to be a part of the esteemed panel of judges.

Kimberly Alexander

Allée Landscape Design

President, San Diego District of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers APLD

Kimberly Alexander is the owner and principle designer for Allée Landscape Design-an award-winning residential design business serving San Diego County. Her passion is not only for great design, but also how to create those designs in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner using the watershed approach to landscaping. It is her belief that we are all stewards of the earth and in that regard, uses her talents to enlighten and empower her clients. Kimberly is trained in both ornamental horticulture and aboriculture and earned her Certificate in Landscape Architecture graduating Phi Theta Kappa from Mira Costa College.  She is a G3 Qualified Trainer and watershed-wise landscape professional helping to educate homeowners on how to transform their landscapes. Kimberly is President of the San Diego District of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) and a past board member at large for the San Diego Horticultural Society.  She is currently serving on the advisory board for the Horticulture Department at Mira Costa College.  She participated in Balboa Park’s Adopt a Plot and designed the south facing landscape at the San Diego Natural History Museum. As a previous exhibitor in the Garden Masters, Kimberly is excited and gratified to be asked to judge this year’s competition.

Speaker Biographies Below

The speakers listed below are from the Fall Home/Garden Show 2017.

Tiger Palafox

Exciting Succulents

Tiger Palafox has grown up with a trowel in one hand and a hose in the other. From the age of 5 he has been running around his family’s nursery, Mission Hills Nursery, in San Diego. He has always had a passion for outdoors: hiking, swimming, surfing, snowboarding and of course gardening. Tiger has been on gardening shows for HGTV, TLC and other networks. He host and produces a local television segment named ECO Revolution that focuses on “Green” products, seminars, people or businesses. Tiger specializes in irrigation systems and creating edible landscapes. Growing up in San Diego he developed a passion for fruit trees and edible plants. He enjoys passing his knowledge to his daughter and son, hoping one day they will have the same love for being outside and enjoying their yard. Tiger is always looking for the fun new plants and products that drive our industry and keep gardening fresh.

Linda Bresler

Lush Low-Water Gardens

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Linda is the owner of Living Designs by Linda, a landscape design and consulting firm that specializes in colorful, water-wise gardens that look lovely year-round. One of Linda’s landscape designs was chosen as the Grand Prize Winner, 2012 Garden of the Year, by San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles magazine.

Jim Mumford

Look up! Gardening on walls and roofs

Jim Mumford, CLP, GRP, beginning in 1977 with Good Earth Plant & Flower Company, a flower “bucket stand” in downtown San Diego, four decades later, Mumford is a thought leader in expanding the potential for bringing the living world of plants into our everyday lives to experience their positive environmental, aesthetic, and health benefits. Mumford is an award winning plantscaper, green roof and living wall designer, a sought after speaker and a recipient of numerous local and national awards. He is a Certified Landscape Professional, Accredited Green Roof Professional, licensed contractor and a nationally recognized plantscaper. In March 2008, Mumford launched GreenScaped Buildings, specializing in green roofs, living walls, bio-filtration and rainwater harvesting systems. Award-winning client projects include green roofs for many prestigious Southern California buildings.

Frequently featured in local and national print and broadcast media including CNN and FOX Business, he was named a California “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; one of San Diego’s “Top Influentials” by the San Diego Daily Transcript; and was a featured speaker at the TEDx Youth Conference in San Diego in November 2012. He is a past president and current board member of the Plantscape Industry Alliance (PIA); board member for People for Livable Places (PLP) and Green Plants for Green Buildings; and is an active member of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), American Institute of Architects San Diego (AIASD) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Mumford serves on the Downtown San Diego Partnership’s Sustainability Committee. He was named an “Eco-Warrior” by San Diego Magazine.

Greg Rubin

Landscaping Secrets with California Natives

Greg-Rubin

Greg Rubin, CEO of California’s Own Native Landscape Design, Inc. started working with native plants back in 1985, while renovating his parent’s home in Chatsworth, CA. Soon, he was landscaping for friends and family on weekends and holidays. Demand continued to rise, and by 1993, Greg was able to start his successful and unusual landscaping business. Since that time, his company has designed over 400 native landscapes in San Diego County. Greg has been featured in a number of periodicals including the North County Times, Union Tribune, and magazines such as Sunset, San Diego Home and Garden, San Diego Reader, and California Gardener. Media coverage includes appearances on KGTV, KUSI, and KFMB. He has also been a repeat guest on KPBS radio’s These Days with Tom Fudge. Greg regularly gives presentations on native plants to garden clubs and other organizations throughout San Diego County.

Greg is author of two books with Lucy Warren, The California Native Landscape: Homeowners’ Design Guide to Retstoring its Beauty and Balance, and The Drought-Defying California Garden: 230 Native Plants for a Lush, Low-Water Landscape, both published by Timber Press.

www.calown.com

Shellene Mueller

How to Hire a Landscape Professional

Shellene MuellerAward winning landscape designer, Shellene Mueller, grew up in the landscaping business and has seen it all—from landscaping disasters to award-winning home paradises that are easy to look at and to maintain. She will help you to understand just what type of professional you need for your own landscaping project. Learn why and when to hire professionals and what each type of professional can do for you. Understand how trying to save money in the wrong places can end up being more expensive.

Shellene Mueller is the principal Landscape Designer of Designs by Shellene, she also is a California State Licensed Contractor and runs a successful specialty landscape company, Rustica Garden Works, with her husband Carl. Shellene provides residential landscape design services to clients in the greater San Diego area. They specialize in drought tolerant design/low water use landscapes with a timeless appeal. Shellene has won numerous awards for her drought tolerant landscapes, and always strives to educate on the functionality, beauty and low maintenance aspects of this style of garden design. Shellene and her husband work closely in the creation and installation of custom garden structures and garden installations. This hands on approach aides her greatly in the design process. Having construction knowledge is key in designing not only a beautiful garden but a realistic and functional garden. www.designsbyshellene.com

Roy Wilburn

Organic Tomatoes and Spring Veggies

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Roy Wilburn, aka Farmer Roy, was a commercial grower of row crops in Baja CA for 20 years and an herb grower in Oceanside CA for three years. For the past 5 years, he has been the Horticulture Manager for Sunshine Care, A Community of Assisted Living Homes in Poway, CA (www.sunshinecare.com)

When he is not in the greenhouse and gardens of Sunshine Care, producing organic fruits and vegetables for the residents and families in need in the Poway/Rancho Bernardo area, he is spreading his knowledge to groups and clubs throughout San Diego County ,so that members may be successful in growing their own produce. Helping school gardens, community gardens and food bank gardens are his passion.
Roy is currently a member of the Farm Bureau and on the Executive Boards of the San Diego Horticultural Society and the San Diego Community Garden Network. He is also Co-President of the Poway Valley Garden Club, Horticulture Chairperson for the Bernardo Gardeners Club and a Master Composter.

Francie Murphy and Maria Mata

Roses: How to Grow America’s Favorite Flower

Francie Murphy

Francie has been growing roses for more than 20 years and became a University of California-certified Master Gardener in 2014. She follows a no-fuss policy for her mix of antique and modern roses. Before retiring from her public relations business, she managed national and global public relations programs for more than 30 years. Ms. Murphy frequently lectures on how to work with the news media. She also helps to publicize many seminars sponsored by Master Gardeners.

Francie has served on several boards and remains very active as a grant writer and publicist for the Greyhound Adoption Center in El Cajon and also volunteers in countless ways at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. In her spare time, Ms. Murphy enjoys tending her Del Mar garden of succulents, edibles and antique roses. Trying to perfect her golf swing is another never-ending pursuit.

Maria Mata is a Master Gardener with a history of volunteering at the award winning Balboa Park rose garden for over 12 years.  She was mentored by the late Dick Streeper, also known as the “Rose Man”.  She continues to volunteer at the rose garden along with Sue Streeper and a group of 40 volunteers.

 

Roxanne Kim-Perez

Beautiful Gardens in Small Spaces

Roxanne Kim-Perez, a principal of Singing Gardens, is an award-winning residential landscape designer who specializes in Zen gardens, succulent gardens and container design. Her strength lies in creating high-style garden designs for real-life budgets—custom landscape design plans with exceptional plants. She creates unique, distinct designs to fit the lifestyle of her clients, and particularly enjoys designing and creating small space gardens which enhance their outdoor living. Her designs have won awards at the Spring Home/Garden Show Garden Masters. Her work has been published internationally.

singinggardens.com

Cindy Sparks

Earth Friendly Gardening

After retiring from a career in the Aerospace industry, Cindy and her husband moved to San Diego and fell in love with a fifty year old house in Point Loma. Cindy joined the San Diego Horticultural Society and served on their Board of Directors, first as a Member-at-Large, and then as the Publicity director for 5 years. She became a Master Gardener in 2006, and just two years ago trained in a statewide campaign to build a staff of trainers who could teach other Master Gardeners, and the public, in the new program for Sustainable Landscapes. Because the fifty-year old house had a fifty-year-old garden, Cindy found ample challenge in turning it around, plus she has used that as a lab for experimenting with Sustainability practices and learning how to use them effectively. Her garden will be featured this autumn when the San Diego Master Gardeners hold their first ever Fall Garden Tour and Marketplace on 1 October.

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Exhibitor List from 2013 Fall Home/Garden Show

CATEGORYCOMPANY NAMEBOOTH #
Air Cond/Heating ServicesASI HASTINGS372
Air Cond/Heating ServicesMAJOR LEAGUE COMFORT SYSTEMS459
Air Cond/Heating ServicesMAUZY HEATING AND A/C258
Air Cond/Heating ServicesMY GREEN HOME223
Air Cond/Heating ServicesSEARS HOME IMPROVEMENTS364
Art/Art DealersAIR AND SEA CREATIONS84
Art/Art DealersES CREATIVE GLASS137
Art/Art DealersFIRST IMPRESSION GLASS146
Art/Art DealersSTUDIO 2758
Ask the ExpertsCLCAGARDEN MASTERS
Ask the ExpertsSAN DIEGO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETYOUTSIDE
Bathroom Products/RenovationsARC ART BUILDERS321
Bathroom Products/RenovationsBATH FITTER 652
Bathroom Products/RenovationsCAL BATH RESTORATION522
Bathroom Products/RenovationsCALIFORNIA BATH & KITCHEN604
Bathroom Products/RenovationsINTEGRITY HOME IMPROVEMENTS252
Bathroom Products/RenovationsMARTINEZ SUPPLY 772
Bathroom Products/RenovationsREBATH OF SO CAL321
Bathroom Products/RenovationsREBATH OF SO CAL301
Bathroom Products/RenovationsREBORN CABINETS309
Bathroom Products/RenovationsREMODEL WORKS313
Bathroom Products/RenovationsBUDGET BATH AND KITCHEN 555
Bathroom Products/RenovationsSPACES RENEWED 419
BBQ Equipment/ SuppliesKokomo Gillis674
BBQ Equipment/ SuppliesTROPICANA BBQ ISLANDS450
Beauty Products ALOE SKIN CARE468
Bedding/Quilts/PillowsMY PILLOW361
Bedding/Quilts/PillowsPROPER PILLOW142
Beds/MattressesSLEEP TRAIN201
Beds/MattressesWALLBEDS N MORE312
BlindsSCOTBLINDS AND SHUTTERS253
BlindsTHE SHUTTER GUYS214
BoatingFREEDOM BOAT CLUB410
Brick/Stone/ConcreteCONCRETE CONTRACTORS INTERSTATE316
Brick/Stone/ConcreteFREIDIN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTIONGARDEN MASTERS
Brick/Stone/ConcretePAVERS 4 LESS475
Brick/Stone/ConcreteRCP BLOCK 563
Brick/Stone/ConcreteSYSTEM PAVERS554
Brick/Stone/ConcreteTUSCANY PAVERS469
Brick/Stone/ConcreteWESTERN PAVERS622
Cabinet MakersHOLLAND'S CUSTOM CABINETS620
Cabinet MakersOLDE WORLD ARTISANS 761
Cable CompanyDIRECTV560
Caption TelephoneCAPTEL CAPTIONED TELEPHONE 261
Carpet/RugsCARPETERIA CARPET ONE FLOOR & HOME255
Carpet/RugsPARSA RUG GALLERY147
Chimneys/Cleaning/ServicesSO CAL CHIMNEYS 610
Chimneys/Cleaning/ServicesWESTSTAR CHIMNEYS217
Cleaning ProductsSPRUSH- IT359
CommunicationsCOX HOME SECURITY769
ConstructionCONCRETE CONTRACTORS INTERSTATE316
ConstructionFREIDIN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTIONGARDEN MASTERS
ConstructionGUEDES CONSTRUCTION454
ConstructionLARS CONSTRUCTION613
ConstructionPROPACIFIC BUILDERS352
ConstructionSAPUTO CONSTRUCTION368
ConstructionSPACES RENEWED 419
ConstructionTAYLOR CONSTRUCTION212
Container GardenSOLANA SUCCULENTSGARDEN MASTERS
Contractor ReferralANGIES LIST562
Contractor ReferralHOMETALKOUTSIDE
CookwareCUTCO CUTLERY405
CookwareKITCHEN CRAFT 616
CookwareLUSTRE CRAFT357
CountertopsAMAZONIA668
CountertopsCOSENTINO669
CountertopsGRANITE GALLERY 518
CountertopsGRANITE TRANSFORMATIONS663
CountertopsKITCHEN DOCTOR559
CountertopsMARJAN STONE550
CountertopsTHE KITCHEN CENTER266
Decking/PatioFULL CIRCLE DESIGN304
Decorator ItemsEGYPTIAN COTTON SHEETS764
Decorator ItemsHUDSON RIVER INLAY700
Decorator ItemsSCENTSY149
Demonstrator ProductsBANDI WEAR148
Demonstrator Products BLENDTECCancel
Demonstrator ProductsHAPPY FEET143
Demonstrator ProductsINFINITE TRADING 667
Demonstrator ProductsMY PILLOW361
Demonstrator ProductsORIGAMI OWL102
Demonstrator ProductsPERSONAL MASSAGERS404
Demonstrator ProductsSPRUSH- IT359
Demonstrator ProductsVITA MIX350
DoctorsSAN DIEGO CHIRO DOCS351
DoorsCA DELUX WINDOWS374
DoorsDISTINCTIVE HOME IMPROVEMENTS411
DoorsRENEWAL BY ANDERSON416
DoorsSEARS HOME IMPROVEMENTS364
ElectricalMCWIRE ELECTRIC624
ElectricalNORTHERN LIGHTING371
EnergySOLAR WORLD563
EnergySUN X SOLAR571
Exterior Texture CoatADVANCED EXTERIORS762
Exterior Texture CoatADVANCED EXTERIORS215
Exterior Texture CoatAPPROVED CONTRACTORS 254
Exterior Texture CoatCA COAST BUILDERS225
Exterior Texture CoatCA DELUX WINDOWS374
FashionCLASSY LADY200
Faux Wood PaintingSHOWCASE DOORS471
Fencing/RailingsINVISIBLE FENCE BRAND568
Financial/Loans/Investments FAMILY FINANCIAL SERVICES551
Financial/Loans/Investments JDP MORTGAGE719
Financial/Loans/Investments PRIME LENDING567
Financial/Loans/Investments US BANK268
Fireplaces/Accessories Kokomo Gillis674
Fireplaces/Accessories MARJAN STONE550
Fireplaces/Accessories PAVERS 4 LESS475
Fireplaces/Accessories PROSCAPES BY RHC185
Floor CoveringsREBATH OF SO CAL321
Floor CoveringsREBATH OF SO CAL301
Floor CoveringsWOOD FLOOR CONNECTION665
Food BLENDTECCancel
FoodSCHWAN'S HOME SERVICE517
Fountains/WaterfallsMI JARDINE WROUGHT IRON29-31
Fountains/WaterfallsPROSCAPES BY RHC185
FundraisersCHARITY MANIA FUNDRAISERS621
FurnitureCHAMELEON LEATHER RESTORATION220
FurnitureHUDSON RIVER INLAY700
FurnitureOLDE WORLD ARTISANS 761
FurnitureSLEEP TRAIN201
Garage DoorsOVERHEAD DOOR SO CAL366
Garage DoorsSAN DIEGO DOOR PROS770
Garage DoorsSHOWCASE DOORS471
Garden ArtHOMESCAPE SUCCULANTS26
Garden ArtWILD BIRDS UNLIMITED 760
Garden ConstructionECO MINDED SOLUTIONS 413
Garden ConstructionECO MINDED SOLUTIONSGARDEN MASTERS
Garden ConstructionEPIC LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTIONGARDEN MASTERS
Garden DesignCHICWEEDGARDEN MASTERS
Garden DesignECO MINDED SOLUTIONS 413
Garden DesignECO MINDED SOLUTIONSGARDEN MASTERS
Garden DesignECODESIGN SDGARDEN MASTERS
Garden DesignGARDEN SPIRIT, INCGARDEN MASTERS
Garden DesignJCMS LANDSCAPINGGARDEN MASTERS
Garden MarketplaceAMRIT SIMONE DESIGN76
Garden NurseryEVERGREEN NURSERYGARDEN MASTERS
Garden Ornaments/AccessoriesCHICWEEDGARDEN MASTERS
Garden Ornaments/AccessoriesMI JARDINE WROUGHT IRON29-31
Garden Ornaments/AccessoriesWILD BIRDS UNLIMITED 760
Garden ProductCA SMARTSCAPE570
Garden ProductDR. EARTH73
Garden SocietiesCA RARE FRUIT GROWERS81
Garden SocietiesCALIFORNIA PROTEA ASSOC. 86
Garden SocietiesCALIFORNIA PROTEA ASSOC-288
Garden SocietiesCHIRP FOR GARDEN WILDLIFE75
Garden SocietiesMASTER GARDENERS25
Garden SocietiesUCCE MASTER GARDENERS24
Garden SocietiesPALOMAR CACTUS SUCCULENT 77
Garden SocietiesS.D. CAMELLIA SOCIETY 72
Garden SocietiesS.D. EPIPHYLLUM SOCIETY80
Garden SocietiesSD FAIR83
GardensADVANCED WATERSCAPEGARDEN MASTERS
GardensEVERGREEN NURSERYGARDEN MASTERS
GardensFALLING WATERS LANDSCAPE INCGARDEN MASTERS
GardensSCOTTY'S PLANTSCAPESGARDEN MASTERS
GardensSOLANA SUCCULENTSGARDEN MASTERS
GardensSUNCOAST NATURAL WATERFEATURES, INCGARDEN MASTERS
GazebosKENSINGTON GARDEN ROOMSGARDEN MASTERS
Gift Items CLASSY LADY200
Glass/MirrorsHUDSON RIVER INLAY700
hand held massagersINFINITE TRADING 667
Hardware SuppliesMARTINEZ SUPPLY 772
HealthSAN DIEGO CHIRO DOCS351
Health ProductsFORWARD ARCH666
Health ProductsSLEEP TRAIN201
Home TheaterMULTI MEDIA INTERIORS222
Home TheaterSILVERSTRAND TECHNOLOGY262
InsuranceDEL MAR INSURANCE GROUP 521
Interior DesignVISIONS IN FAUX519
Interlocking Pavers/Stones/BrickALL MASONRY LANDSCAPE SUPPLY721
Interlocking Pavers/Stones/BrickLANDMARK PAVERS273
Interlocking Pavers/Stones/BrickPAVERS 4 LESS475
Interlocking Pavers/Stones/BrickPAVING STONE OF SAN DIEGO513
Interlocking Pavers/Stones/BrickRCP BLOCK 563
Interlocking Pavers/Stones/BrickSO CAL SYNTHETIC LAWNS409
Interlocking Pavers/Stones/BrickSYSTEM PAVERS554
Interlocking Pavers/Stones/BrickTUSCANY PAVERS469
Interlocking Pavers/Stones/BrickWESTERN PAVERS622
IrrigationADVANCED SPRINKLER AN DRAINAGE263
IrrigationCLOUDDROP509
JewelryCLASSY LADY200
Kitchen CabinetsGRANITE TRANSFORMATIONS663
Kitchen CabinetsKITCHEN DOCTOR559
Kitchen CabinetsREBORN CABINETS309
Kitchen CabinetsSEARS HOME IMPROVEMENTS364
Kitchen CabinetsTHE KITCHEN CENTER266
Kitchen RenovationAFFORDABLE REMODELING611
Kitchen RenovationARC ART BUILDERS321
Kitchen RenovationGUEDES CONSTRUCTION454
Kitchen RenovationINTEGRITY HOME IMPROVEMENTS252
Kitchen RenovationKITCHEN DOCTOR559
Kitchen RenovationREBATH OF SO CAL321
Kitchen RenovationREBATH OF SO CAL301
Kitchen RenovationREMODEL WORKS313
Kitchen RenovationBUDGET BATH AND KITCHEN 555
Kitchen RenovationSPACES RENEWED 419
Kitchen RenovationSUFFRIDGE DESIGN & BUILD566
Kitchen RenovationTHE KITCHEN CENTER266
KnivesCUTCO CUTLERY405
KnivesHAMMER STAHL CUTLERY250
Landscaping Services/ProductsA+ LANDSCAPES771
Landscaping Services/ProductsALL MASONRY LANDSCAPE SUPPLY721
Landscaping Services/ProductsALPINE LANDSCAPE302
Landscaping Services/ProductsCA SMARTSCAPE570
Landscaping Services/ProductsEASY TURF 512
Landscaping Services/ProductsECO MINDED SOLUTIONS 413
Landscaping Services/ProductsECO MINDED SOLUTIONSGARDEN MASTERS
Landscaping Services/ProductsFREIDIN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTIONGARDEN MASTERS
Landscaping Services/ProductsFULL CIRCLE DESIGN304
Landscaping Services/ProductsJCMS LANDSCAPINGGARDEN MASTERS
Landscaping Services/ProductsKIMO'S LANDSCAPING224
Landscaping Services/ProductsPRECISION LANDSCAPE274
Landscaping Services/ProductsPROSCAPES BY RHC185
Landscaping Services/ProductsSAN DIEGO LANDCARE SYSTEMS369
Landscaping Services/ProductsSO CAL SYNTHETIC LAWNS409
Landscaping Services/ProductsSTONEBROOK LANDSCAPESGARDEN MASTERS
Landscaping Services/ProductsSUNSET SOLUTIONS LANDSCAPING767
Landscaping Services/ProductsSYNLAWN OF SAN DIEGO318
Landscaping Services/ProductsWESTERN PAVERS622
LightingNORTHERN LIGHTING371
Lighting Outdoor ADVANCED SPRINKLER AN DRAINAGE263
MagazineTHE HOME MAG460
Management, PropertyASSOCIA/ N. N. JAESCHKE569
MantelsMISSION MANTELS754
NARILARS CONSTRUCTION613
NARIMARJAN STONE550
Origami OwlORIGAMI OWL102
Paint/Products/ServicesADVANCED EXTERIORS762
Paint/Products/ServicesADVANCED EXTERIORS215
Paint/Products/ServicesCERTAPRO PAINTERS507
Paint/Products/ServicesOLDE WORLD ARTISANS 761
Paint/Products/ServicesSHERWIN WILLIAMS412
Paint/Products/ServicesSTUDIO 2758
Paint/Products/ServicesVISIONS IN FAUX519
Patio CoversPACIFIC HOMEWORKS715
Patio CoversRKC CONSTRUCTION504
Patio CoversSIERRA WINDOW CONCEPTS471
Patio RoomRKC CONSTRUCTION504
Patio RoomSIERRA WINDOW CONCEPTS471
Patio/ Outdoor FurnishingsEUROLUX PATIO FURNITURE670
Patio/ Outdoor FurnishingsMI JARDINE WROUGHT IRON29-31
Patio/ Outdoor FurnishingsTROPICANA BBQ ISLANDS450
Paving/Decking/Resurface ALLIED COATINGS466
Paving/Decking/Resurface EPIC EPOXY320
Paving/Decking/Resurface LIFE DECK COATING775
Pet/Supplies/ServicesGREYHOUND ADOPTION71-73
Pet/Supplies/ServicesINVISIBLE FENCE BRAND568
Plants/Products/ServicesAIR AND SEA CREATIONS84
Plants/Products/ServicesBEAUTI FLORISTOUTSIDE
Plants/Products/ServicesBLOSSOM VALLEY PROTEA34-35
Plants/Products/ServicesCA TROPICAL FRUIT TREE32-33
Plants/Products/ServicesDIANE'S HERBS FLOWERS & THINGS23
Plants/Products/ServicesFLOWER GIRLS70
Plants/Products/ServicesLAZY R'S BACKYARD BARGAINS28
Plants/Products/ServicesMAPLES FOR ALL SEASONS53-55
Plants/Products/ServicesPLANTER BOX CREATIONS74
Plants/Products/ServicesTHE SUCCULENT PERCH82
Power/SolarASI HASTINGS372
Power/SolarBAKER ELECTRIC SOLAR713
Power/SolarCA COAST BUILDERS225
Power/SolarCOMPLETE SOLAR SOLUTION251
Power/SolarFUTURE ENERGY SAVERS510
Power/SolarHERCA SOLAR553
Power/SolarMCWIRE ELECTRIC624
Power/SolarSEMPER SOLARIS612
Power/SolarSOLAR CITY307
Power/SolarSOLAR WORLD563
Power/SolarSULLIVAN SOLAR 210
Power/SolarSUN X SOLAR571
Power/SolarUS GREEN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY601
RainguttersADVANCED SPRINKLER AN DRAINAGE263
RainguttersRANERI LONG ROOFING CO.270
Real EstateFAMILY FINANCIAL SERVICES551
RemodelingAFFORDABLE REMODELING611
RemodelingARC ART BUILDERS321
RemodelingCLASSIC HOME IMPROVEMENTS207
RemodelingCORBAN DESIGN AND REMODEL424
RemodelingENVISION DESIGN260
RemodelingFULL CIRCLE DESIGN304
RemodelingINTEGRITY HOME IMPROVEMENTS252
RemodelingLARS CONSTRUCTION613
RemodelingREMODEL WORKS313
RemodelingBUDGET BATH AND KITCHEN 555
RemodelingSUFFRIDGE DESIGN & BUILD566
RemodelingTAYLOR CONSTRUCTION212
RoofingCLASSIC HOME IMPROVEMENTS207
RoofingRANERI LONG ROOFING CO.270
Satellite SystemsALLEGRO SATALLITE208
Screen Doors/WindowsALL SEASONS RETRACTABLE SCREENS400
Screen Doors/WindowsHOME IMPROVEMENT SPECIALISTS257
Screen Doors/WindowsMIRAGE SCREENS OF SD768
Screen Doors/WindowsPROGRESSIVE SECURITY SCREENS303
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The nomenclature awards team

Nomenclature is an important element in the ability to find and attain the right plant for the landscape and garden. As part of its mission of education, the San Diego Horticultural Society evaluates the botanical nomenclature on all of the display gardens. The nomenclature awards team includes:

John and Serena Noble
Coastal Sage Gardening

Award Criteria for Garden Masters Exhibition

Execution of Purpose
Gold, silver or no award based on Statement of Purpose.

Judges’ Choice
Awarded to the garden selected from among the judge’s favorite gardens.

Peoples’ Choice
The public will be allowed to vote for their favorite garden electronically by registering their email. One vote per email address.

Pacific Horticulture Award for Horticultural Excellence
Awarded to a garden with outstanding horticultural display by Pacic Horticulture magazine.

Design Excellence Award
Awarded to a garden with outstanding design.

Water Smart Award
Awarded to the garden with the best design for education in landscape water conservation.

Award of Excellence (up to 16)
Awarded for outstanding features best meeting the award description and demonstrating excellence in the category. If no garden presents a strong value in a category, that award will not be presented. Judges have the discretion to add awards if a garden demonstrates a strong aspect not covered by categories specified.

  • Most Educational
  • Most Dramatic
  • Best Appeal to Children
  • Best Specialty Garden
  • Best Interpretation of Theme
  • Compatibility of Plant Materials
  • Combination of Plant Materials
  • Best Home Landscape
  • Best San Diego Adapted Garden
  • Most Creative Use of Space
  • Best Intimate Garden
  • Best Water Feature
  • Best Use of Hardscape
  • Best Interpretive Signage
  • Best Topiary

Perfection in Nomenclature
Awarded to each garden that perfectly identifies and labels all plants in its garden with proper botanical nomenclature.

Outstanding Plant Specimen
Additional awards will be made by a team from the San Diego Horticultural Society for outstanding plant specimens. Criteria include health and overall appearance of the plant, rarity, and horticultural merit.

Judges decisions will be final