NCNLA’s Excellence in the Landscape Awards program was created to recognize those in the industry that execute the highest level of quality, professionalism, and sustainability in landscaping. Winning an Excellence in the Landscape Award reflects a commitment to promote high standards of landscape design, installation, and maintenance.

In sponsoring the awards program, NCNLA strives to increase the public’s awareness of environmental improvement through landscape contractors’ cognizance and commitment to excellence and sustainability. 

Award Categories: 

Landscape Management

Landscape Installation


Sustainable Landscape

Ecological Plantings

Container Plantings

Each entry may be awarded a GRAND, MERIT, or DISTINCTION Award based upon the judging criteria.

Benefits of Winning: 

Promotes Your Work Quality -
Only the best can say they are award-winning contractors, and NCNLA will back you up on that. Your superior projects will be represented and promoted throughout all of NCNLA’s marketing platforms- both electronic and print.

Builds Customer Relationships
Word-of-mouth advertising is the most valuable marketing tool (that you can't buy). Your client will be thrilled that their contractor has won an award for their property; and will spread the word to other potential clients.

Builds a Photo Library -
Documenting your hard work will help you better explain the details of new jobs to prospective clients.

Recognition at NCNLA Awards Ceremony
Your company will be highlighted in front of hundreds of your industry peers (and future clients) during the awards ceremony at our annual premiere event, Green & Growin’.

Winners of 2015 Excellence in the Landscape Awards

Two green industry businesses were honored this past January for their quality work and professionalism in the Landscaping Industry by winning 2015 Excellence in the Landscape Awards. The Awards were presented at NCNLA’s Green & Growin’ 16. Congrats to the following winners:

Appalachian NaturescapesMorganton, NC
Category: Landscape Installation Residential 

Greenleaf Services, Inc.Linville, NC
Design/Build Residential