Feb 29-Mar 3, 2024

Award Winning Gardens 2018

2018 Theme: Great Stories

2018 marked the third year of the West Michigan Home & Garden Show introducing the idea of “themed” gardens, as well as the first year of our Garden Design Competition. All gardens were to follow the theme and then be judged by three groups of people – the Professionals (hand-picked judges from the professional design, landscaping and horticulture world), their Peers (the designers within the competition judged each other) and the Public (visitors to the show had the opportunity to vote on their favorite garden).

Here are our winners and runners-up!

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(Professional Juried Award AND Peer Award):


“Designing and Building the settings for your life story. Using tons of stone, hundreds of plants, thousands of books, millions of pages and a whole lot of heart. We are each our own collection of stories. Why not build something with it! Quiet places, and gathering spaces to write the next chapter in your Story-line “

“Hog Hollow”

(Public Award):

“Welcome to the quaint little community of “Hog Hollow”. The charming suburb of the three little pigs. Walk the village’s cobblestone streets and admire all the flora and fauna. See how each home was crafted using base material selected by each home owner. Don’t linger to long, there is a storm a brewing. At Rosemont Nursery, we install more artistic and imaginative ideas in every project we do.”


The Association of Grand Rapids Landscape Professionals/Koetje Landscape
Bakhuyzen Landscape Management | Everett’s Landscape Management
Harder & Warner Nursery & Garden Center | Heyboer Landscape Maintenance
Katerberg Verhage, Inc. | Kent Career & Technical Center
Kloosterman Landscaping | Outside, Inc.
Rose Landscape Services | Witte Lawn Maintenance