ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Alexandria Beautification Commission announced its 2022 Alexandria Residential Award winners Friday, June 24. The Commission solicited nominations and also toured the City looking for candidates who exemplify the creative use of non-invasive plants, native plants, sustainable approaches, and landscape architecture within their gardens.
Homes and residential communities were evaluated on criteria including beautification of neighborhoods through contextual landscaping, utilization of native plant materials and inclusion of environmentally sustainable design practices and maintenance.
“The individuals who received the 2022 Residential awards recognize they can make a difference within their neighborhoods. Through the use of native plants, no-mow areas, and drought tolerant garden approaches, their vision of delivering color, composition, dimension and beauty is achievable. We applaud their outstanding accomplishments.” said Steve Cohen, Beautification Commission Chair
“Utilizing innovative garden methods can enhance curb appeal, attract local pollinators and save water, truly a win win” he said.
The award winners were:
322 N. Columbus St.
Recognized for impeccably maintained property with quaint flower boxes that change with the season and compliment the property’s design elements.
1007 Vassar Rd.
Recognized for the use of native and sustainable plants, no-mow areas and general ecological and sustainable approach.
1316 Cleveland St.
Recognized for the use of plantings, scale, colors, and integration of the driveway into the design of the property.
414 Crown View Drive
Recognized for the use of plantings, scale, and design.
518 N Alfred St.
Recognized for the use of plantings, design, and how they are continually visually interesting all year long.
220 E Custis Ave.
Recognized for how gardens beautifully compliments the property and for its mix of flowers, shrubs and trees.
605 N. Mansfield St.
Recognized for the transformation from a traditional sod lawn to beautiful large beds, plantings, integrated new stone retaining wall, colorful blooms and foliage.
2207 Ivor Lane
Recognized for how plantings compliment each other based upon size, scale and height, the integration of the rock wall and how plantings soften the walkway and foundation.
498 N. Latham St.
Recognized for the two gorgeous shade trees, curb plantings, and a no mow area filled with native perennials.