Alameda County Fairgrounds
APRIL 4 – 7, 2024

awards960x512lorzIn addition to the Show medals, the following awards were presented.


Golden Gate Cup – Most overall meritorious exhibit. Best of Show. Recipient additionally receives a rotating trophy. The main judges award the Golden Gate Cup.

  • Winner:  Jake Moss Design

People’s Choice Award– Favorite garden as voted by the public. Recipient additionally receives a rotating trophy.

  • Winner:  Treeline Designz

Garden Creator Award – Garden voted the most accomplished by previous Garden Creators.

  • Winner: Academy of Art University

Pacific Horticulture Magazine Award – Garden that best demonstrates the regional nature of garden design.

  • Winner:  Jake Moss Design

Sunset’s Western Living® Award – Garden most filled with fresh, useful, achievable ideas that enhance outdoor living in the West.

  • Winner:  McKenna Landscape

California Landscape Contractors Association Award – Exhibit that best demonstrates the integration of horticulture with structures and other hardscape elements of fine craftsmanship.

  • Winner:  Jake Moss Design

Association of Professional Landscape Designers Award – Garden that best demonstrates plant knowledge, design skill, creativity, and suitability to the hypothetical client.

  • Winner: McKenna Landscape

San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum Award – Garden that best demonstrates best practices in sustainable materials, water use, and design.

  • Winner:  Jake Moss Design

The Garden Conservancy – A Garden that Ages Well honors a garden that exhibits a strong design idea that will mature gracefully, demonstrating the ability of a garden, as a living work of art and horticulture, to absorb, orchestrate, and take advantage of ongoing change and growth as it moves into the future.

  • Winner:  Restoration Landscaping Company

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers Award – connecting people and plants in a place of exceptional beauty – a garden that welcomes people in and surrounds them with beauty.

  • Winner:  The Waterfall Guy (Tropikal Na Paraiso)

American Horticultural Society  

  • Winner:  Restoration Landscaping Company

Judges Award – The consensus pick of the best garden by the Show Judges. 

  • Winner:  DMT Design