Longwood Gardens Green Walls Wins ‘Best in Show’

Ambius, www.ambius.com/designers , the global plantscaping leader, was honored to receive eleven awards, including the prestigious Judges award for best in show, recognizing the company’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and professionalism in the interior plantscaping industry at the 19th annual PIA Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet at the Plantscape Industry Expo 2011 on September 1st, 2011 at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The awards celebrated Ambius’ work for a diverse array of clients which included shopping centers, commercial buildings, cruise ships and health care facilities.

Denise Eichmann accepted three awards on behalf of the Ambius Project Development Team, including the prestigious Judge’s Award, which was awarded for the most outstanding overall project in 2011 for the Living Wall at Longwood Gardens, one of the world’s great gardens located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

Ambius was engaged by Bancroft Construction to create the largest green wall in North America as part of its new East Conservatory Plaza. The East Conservatory Plaza, which first opened to the public on October 9th, 2010, was designed by UK Landscape Architect Kim Wilkie in association with Philadelphia based Wells Appel. The expansion features a terraced lawn, lush new plantings and the largest indoor green wall in North America spanning over 4000 square feet of 25 species of tropical plants and ferns. “The green wall is an extraordinary addition to Longwood,” said Longwood Gardens Director, Paul Redman. “The size and beauty of the green wall amazes our guests as well as advances our continuing commitment to sound environmental practices.

We are delighted that this eco-conscious project was recognized by this prestigious organization.” The Ambius Project Development team also received two Awards of Excellence, one for the installation of the Longwood Gardens Living Wall and the second for masterminding the complex rigging of a suspended atrium tree aboard the Celebrity Cruise Line ‘Eclipse.

“I am extraordinarily proud of our talented team of designers who are unfailingly innovative and engaged with exceeding our clients’ expectations,” says Jeff Mariola, President, Ambius.

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