Landscape designer Bobbie Burdick of Burdick & Associates in Ellsworth won a Gold award for her project “Green Roof Car Cave” in the Professional Landscape Designers’ 2018 international landscape design competition. The car cave was designed for a Northeast Harbor residence. PHOTO COURTESY OF BURDICK & ASSOCIATES

‘Green Roof Car Cave’ earns national honor

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Burdick & Associates recently won three awards in the Association of Professional Landscape Designers’ annual international landscape design competition.

A panel of judges reviewed the entrants’ work anonymously, looking at before-and-after photographs and project summaries. Categories included Small Gardens, Show Gardens and Residential Landscapes (under and above $100,000).

Bobbie Burdick of Burdick & Associates in Ellsworth won a gold award for her project “Green Roof Car Cave” in the Specialty Projects category.

This standout project located in Northeast Harbor caught the judges’ attention for its unique and special design that combines form and function. One judge said that the car cave blends seamlessly into the overall landscape.

“This is a brilliant design. Careful testing and use of native plants that fade into the adjacent landscape is a terrific way to disguise the car cave. Using the same materials as the existing stone wall and respect of the home’s architecture make this a cohesive design!”

While the gold award specifically honored Burdick’s car cave, the Northeast Harbor residence’s entire garden received a silver award. The judges agreed that the garden had “well-conceived plantings that help reinforce design cohesion; and that the designer made excellent use of space and used appropriate regional materials.”

“Loon Point,” a naturalistic pool design in Lincolnville, earned a silver award in the Details category. The judges loved Burdick’s naturalistic design of this pool down to its last detail and praised the integration of new plantings with the existing environment.

The winners will receive their awards at the APLD annual conference in September in Toronto.


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