September 30, 2008

Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.: 2008 FNGLA Awards

Congratulations to local landscape architecture studio Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. for receiving three awards at this year's Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association Landscape Awards Program. Michael received two Residential Awards of Excellence, and was given the Roy S. Rood Award, given to the most outstanding of all entries in all categories.

The Roy S. Rood Award and one Award of Excellence were given for Casa del Carnevale on St. Armand's Circle. The client's objective for this historically designated home was to reflect the 'Carnevale' aesthetic throughout the landscape. The result is reminiscent of an early 20th century botanical garden.The second Award of Excellence was given for a private residence on North Casey Key Drive. The client's vision for this unique gulf-to-bay lot was a Florida garden that echoed the tropical style of their former Hawaiian residence.

Kangaroo was honored and proud to assist Michael in award application and media relations. Special thanks to Gana Gilkey for all application photography. A sincere congratulations is also extended to Fish Branch Tree Farm, FNGLA 2008 Grower of the Year.