August 15, 2008
LO’s Awards of Excellence recognize members’ high level of skills, creativity and professionalism. But to win an Award, you must enter, and deadlines are fast approaching.

Entries for the 2008 Garden Centre Program are due August 22, while those interested in Construction, Maintenance and Design have until October 3 to enter. The time for both deadlines is 4:00 p.m.

Entries must be submitted online at, where you will also find category lists, suggestions on how to create a good entry and, of course, the rules. Previous winners are also listed on the website.

Many past winners have found the Awards bring great marketing opportunities.

The Garden Centre Awards will be presented at a lunchtime ceremony during the Garden Centre Symposium on Oct. 20. Awards for the construction, maintenance and design categories will be presented on Jan. 6 at Congress 2009.