Front Residential Planting and Entranceway Category


Grand Award Winners


Fine Earth Landscape, Inc.
Cowie Residence

This colonial-style home needed a facelift to enhance its front curb appeal. The client wanted a new driveway and a new layout for the front entry to house, as well as fresh and lush plantings. One prerequisite was that all of the large cherry trees to the right of the driveway and the large maples to the left of the driveway had to remain. We built retaining walls along the left side to protect the trees and provide a sound foundation to the newly widened driveway. Pavers were used for the driveway, while flagstone was used for the front walkway and entry, and Carderock stone was used for the retaining walls and stone seat wall on the walkway. Since the front is shady in most areas, lush plantings of perennials and shrubs that can tolerate the shade were chosen.

McHale Landscape Design, Inc.
Hunting Crest Residence

The front landscape for this 10,000-square-foot home was nonexistent, giving us a blank slate. Our scope of work included a dramatic arrival court, a multi-tiered granite fountain, Luna Azul stone retaining wall, brick entry columns, and ornamental plantings throughout the property, including a steep hillside planting of colorful perennials and ornamental grasses.

Distinction Award Winner


This French provincial-style home stands proudly on a 2-acre lot in Vienna, Virginia. We were asked to install a front entry landscape that includes a paver arrival court, entry brick columns, a portico and entry steps, and large-scale plantings to provide balance and symmetry to this large estate-style home. Our carpenters, masons, and landscape crews worked simultaneously with the home builder to ensure every detail was executed.