GAINESVILLE, Ga. (April 25, 2012) — The Urban Ag Council has awarded The Fockele Garden Company a Judges Choice Award and a Grand Award for its design and installation of Anne’s Garden at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
The Fockele Garden Company received the honors at the UAC’s 2011 Professional Landscape Awards Banquet in Atlanta.
The Judges Choice Award is given to recipients of Grand Awards when the judges are exceptionally impressed by a project’s design and beauty. Judges praised the garden in their comments calling it, “very nice, well designed, pathways draw you in, creative use of textures, sustainable, beautiful.”
The Fockele Garden Company partnered with The Medical Center Foundation on the project, which was made possible by longtime NGMC supporters and Foundation donors, Anne and George Thomas of Gainesville.
The garden is serene and offers all a place of hope and healing, which was Anne Thomas’ vision. As a therapeutic garden, visitors can experience peace, restoration and reflection. Large numbers of hospital staff, visitors, and patients are drawn to the soothing atmosphere, the sounds of water, “Elpida” the Angel of Hope sculpture, and the colorful and interesting plantings.
The Fockele Garden Company earlier earned a Grand Award from the Professional Landcare Network for Anne’s Garden.
Based in Gainesville, Georgia, The Fockele Garden Company serves clients throughout the Southeast. The company focuses on the maintenance and installation of commercial landscapes and residential gardens, and provides services such as irrigation systems, cisterns, custom water features, and stone work. For more information about The Fockele Garden Company, please call 770-532-7117 or visit www.fockelegardencompany.com.