Fockele Garden Honored with NALP Gold Award

landscape company near me - NALP Award landscape services near me - NALP Award IMGThe Fockele Garden Company earned a Gold Award in Landscape Management in the National Association of Landscape Professionals Award of Excellence Program. The award was given because of Fockele’s outstanding work with the Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS).

Fockele Garden Company helps NGHS to create beautiful garden spaces for patients, their visitors, the hospital staff, and the communityat Northeast Georgia Health System’s Gainesville and Braselton campuses.

The gardens include Anne’s Garden, the Pope Family Garden, the Wilheit-Keys Peace Garden, Nell’s Prayer Garden and the Christian-David Family Pet Park at the Gainesville Campus;  the Frost Water Garden, the Lovelight Plazas, the Rotary Entry Garden and the currently in progress, Courtyard Waterfall are located at the Braselton Campus.

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, 161 awards were bestowed for maintenance, design/build or contracting projects.

The Fockele Garden Company has worked with the Northeast Georgia Health System for more than 10 years. The company partners with The Medical Center Foundation and with HGOR Landscape Architects to create and manage specialty gardens on the hospital campuses of NGHS.

Based in Gainesville, Ga., 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, outdoor lighting, rainwater harvest systems, custom water features, and stone work. For more information about the Fockele Garden Company, please call 770-532-7117 or visit

Jack and Janice Frost’s Water Garden at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton

After two trips to China in eight months, Jack and Janice Frost were pleased with the one-of-a-kind, commissioned, marble fountain that they had commissioned as a signature gift to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Foundation.

The Jack and Janice Frost Water Garden’s anchor is the commissioned fountain and is meant for patients, visitors and staff  to find peace and tranquility steps away from the hospital’s emergency entrance.

The fountain was installed by Fockele Garden Company at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. It took eight months to carve the fountain panels and then the pieces of the fountain were shipped to the U.S. in 11 crates and carefully unloaded and installed by FGC.

FGC installed the fountain and garden designed by HGOR Planners & Landscape Architects. Marble craftsmen in China carved the fountain’s marble components.

“It was a great collaborative process and the water garden looks wonderful,” FGC co-owner Mark Fockele said. “The garden will have a positive effect on patients and staff. Physical healing is enhanced and psychological stress reduced when a person is able to experience being in a natural setting or garden environment.”

The fountain includes hand-carvings of northeast Georgia’s indigenous flora that were designed by HGOR Principal Steve Sanchez and four panels engraved with the inspirational words of Hope, Healing, Wellness and Peace. The bluestone centerpiece of the fountain was designed by Mark Fockele and produced and installed by FGC stone masons.

Jack and Janice Frost are the owners of Memorial Park Funeral Homes and Cemeteries in Gainesville.

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