Wilmington, DE – The Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) recently received recognition from the Delaware Nursery & Landscape Association (DNLA) as the winner of its Landscape Awards in the Commercial category. The award-winning project provided landscape design for a redeveloped section of The Flats neighborhood at North Union Street on the west side of Wilmington.
“We are so proud to receive this recognition for our landscape and design work for The Flats, and appreciate the support of Woodlawn Trustees, Todmorden Foundation, and DiSabatino Construction for engaging us in this work,” said Vikram Krishnamurthy, DCH’s Executive Director. “Many people know DCH for our public landscapes throughout the city and county, but it is especially exciting to be recognized by our own industry colleagues for our contracted services and the design talent of our extraordinary staff.”
The DNLA Landscape Awards Program recognizes excellence in landscaping in projects completed by its members. The intent of DCH’s project at The Flats was to create a beautiful, low maintenance landscape design for the community, featuring bright colors, year-round appeal, and native plants that are drought tolerant and attract pollinators. The design, which DCH installed in October 2016, included Cornus sanguinea ‘Arctic Sun’, Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’, and Sedum ‘Red Carpet,’ among other plants, such as milkweed and coneflowers, which serve as both host and food plants for butterflies.
DCH offers public landscape design and consultation services for groups, governments, and organizations looking to beautify their public spaces.