Fockele Garden Company Receives A National Award Of Excellence

The Fockele Garden Company is proud to announce it has been awarded a Silver Award of Excellence by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.

The company was awarded for its part in creating the Courtyard Waterfall at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.

The waterfall garden was made possible by Chris and Jane Smoot, who hoped for “a waterfall that would replicate nature from the north Georgia mountains, a natural setting that would provide a place for patients’ families, providers, staff and the rest of the community to find replenishment and solace in this busy world.”

The plaza allows patients, visitors, and staff to step outdoors into nature in a very peaceful setting. Said Anthony Williamson, president of NGMC Braselton. “The Courtyard Waterfall creates a whole new experience and level of healing in the plaza through the sight and sounds of moving water.”

Construction of the garden, which spanned a year’s time, was completed in July 2019.

The project was the result of collaboration between The Medical Center Foundation, HGOR Planners and Landscape Architects, Northeast Georgia Medical Center and Chris and Jane B. Smoot.

Courtyard Waterfall is one of the many therapeutic gardens found on NGHS campuses that the Fockele Garden Company has participated in creating.

Others include, Jack and Janice Frost Water Garden, Christian-David Family Pet Park, Anne’s Garden, Wilheit-Keys Peace Garden, Rotary Entrance Plaza, Nell’s Prayer Garden, Pope Family Garden, and two Lovelight Plazas. Each garden was totally funded through philanthropy with signature gifts to The Medical Center Foundation.

Each year, the National Association Landscape Professionals Awards of Excellence recognizes exceptional landscape, lawn care, and interior plantscape design projects from around the nation. This year,110 awards were bestowed for maintenance, design/build or contracting projects.

Fockele Garden Company Names Installation Manager

Fockele Garden Company has named Felix Romero as its Installation Manager.

Romero, who has been with the company since 2010, previously served as an installation crew leader.

Felix Romero

With more than 20 years total in the landscape industry, Romero works with both commercial and residential customers and is experienced in all services provided by FGC.

Romero lives in Gainesville with his wife, son, three daughters and a grandson. He enjoys employing his landscape and construction skills doing home improvement projects for his family and friends.

Based in Talmo, Ga., the Fockele Garden Company, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, serves clients throughout North Georgia. The company focuses on the design, installation and maintenance of residential gardens and commercial landscapes. In addition to regular landscape services we also provide irrigation systems, outdoor lighting, custom water features, and stonework. For more information about the Fockele Garden Company, please call 770-532-7117 or visit www.fockelegardencompany.com.

Fockele Garden Company Moves Into New Headquarters

As it celebrates its 30th year in business and continued growth, the Fockele Garden Company has moved into its new headquarters in Talmo, Ga., less than 10 miles East of Gainesville.

The company had outgrown its previous location and the new one gives FGC room to grow and streamline the operations.

“We were landlocked at our old location,” Julie Evans, Fockele Garden Company owner said. “For years, we were spread between our production yard on Athens Street, and our design office across town. Everyone is now at one location, which makes us more efficient.”

FGC’s new headquarters is located on seven-acres. It features a design studio, administration and production space, tool and equipment storage, greenhouse space, repair shop, staff meeting rooms and ample space for growth.

“Logistically, the new headquarters allows FGC to serve its customers in Hall County and metro Atlanta, while meeting the needs of its expanding customer base in Jackson and Athens-Clarke counties,” Evans said.

Based in Talmo, Ga., the Fockele Garden Company, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, serves clients throughout North Georgia. The company focuses on the design, installation and maintenance of residential gardens and commercial landscapes. In addition to regular landscape services we also provide irrigation systems, outdoor lighting, custom water features, and stonework. For more information about the Fockele Garden Company, please call 770-532-7117 or visit www.fockelegardencompany.com.

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