Business establishments around the city are visited and
judgedfor their floral displays during the summer by members of the
Incorporation of Gardeners.
The objective of the Awards is to stimulate organisations and
individual businesses to enhance the appearance of the exterior of
their premises, brightening up the City and at the same time
informing the citizens about the work of the Incorporation of
Participation is confined to all non-residential properties (
offices, shops, institutions, public buildings, public houses and
restaurants) that have created green and flowering hoticultural
displays for their staff and the public's view.
Companies are considered by a panel of judges from the
Incorporation of Gardeners led this year by LGF Convener Master
Sarah Jane Davidson..
Included in the judging critera are the duration of the display,
the care and attention of the plants and containers and the
aesthetic appeal of the display.
The Awards are presented towards the end of April each year in
respect of the summer season for the previous year and are divided
into three main categories:
Commendation: This is a certificate awarded to first time
displays which have reached a standard mertiting
Commendation or High Commendation Plaque: Once a display has
been recognised for it's quality and standard, if the judges see
continued effor and improvements to the display, a Plaque may be
presented in either of these grades.
The Roberston Silver Spade: Each year the Spade is presented to
a business or organisation which in the judge's opinion has reached
an exeptionally high standard during the season, or sustained high
quality over a number of seasons. The Spade is retained by the
winner for display on theri premises for a year.