The Wellington Garden Club recently presented the Unsolicited Landscape Design Award to Harold and Dinorah Williams of Royal Palm Beach.
The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC) annually supports the Unsolicited Landscape Design Award program to recognize well-designed and maintained landscapes in the public or private sector in each district of the state. The meaning behind the “unsolicited” title is that the nominees are not applying for the award themselves, but someone else recognizes it is a landscape of merit, worthy of consideration.
This year, the residential landscape of Harold and Dinorah Williams was nominated by the Wellington Garden Club to receive the award in the Private Residence category for District X.
Candidates for this award are submitted each fall by garden club members, particularly graduates of the National Garden Club’s Landscape Design School. Applications are sent to the district chair for eligibility and consideration. Judges who have completed the NGC Landscape Design School visit and evaluate the nominated sites. The highest-scoring nominee in each category is the winner.
The selection of the Williams home, located in the Saratoga Pines community of Royal Palm Beach, as the 2023 winner in the Private Residence category was announced on April 27 at the FFGC District X Spring meeting.
The award was presented to Harold and Dinorah Williams by Wellington Garden Club President Carol Ralph and First Vice President Petra Russell.
The Wellington Garden Club, founded in 1981, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating its members and the public in the fields of gardening, horticulture, floral design and landscape design. For more information, visit www.wellingtongardenclub.org.