Alabama Nursery and Landscape Association Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is offered annually to recognize an individual who has contributed to the advancement of the Green Industry within the state of Alabama and to the welfare of the Alabama Nursery & Landscape Association. The recipient must have been active in the Green Industry for twenty-five years or more and must be an active member of the Alabama Nursery & Landscape Association. Click here for application information.

  • 2017 Greg Smith
  • 2016 David & Martha Wright
  • 2015 James Harwell
  • 2014 Charlies Gilliam
  • 2013 Carole Barton
  • 2012 Andy Zimlich
  • 2011 Dave Bradford
  • 2010 Joe Kinney
  • 2009 Oliver Washington III
  • 2008 Harry Ponder
  • 2007 Thomas E.”Buddy” Martin
  • 2006 Ron Shumack
  • 2005 James Pursell
  • 2004 Eddie Aldridge
  • 2003 Hugh Vernon Strain
  • 2002 Peter van der Giessen
  • 2001 Bill Barton
  • 2000 Benjamin James Harwell, Jr
  • 1999 C.Beaty Hanna
  • 1998 A.A.”Junior” Tate, Jr
  • 1997 Doug Strain
  • 1996 Henry H. Chase, Sr.
  • 1995 Pete Tortorigi
  • 1994 M.David Byers
  • 1993 Tom Dodd, Jr.

Alabama Nursery and Landscape Association  Horizon Award

The Horizon award is given annually to recognize a qualified person for outstanding service in the field in horticulture. The recipient must be currently active in the Green Industry and should also be less than thirty-six years old or have been in the Green Industry eight years or less regardless of age. The individual should be a progressive and innovative horticulturist holding active membership in the Alabama Nursery & Landscape Association or an employee of a member firm. Click here for application information.

  • 2017 Glenn Ponder
  • 2016 Will Harwell
  • 2015 Brandon Stokley
  • 2014 Bethany O’Rear
  • 2013 Betsy Hayes
  • 2012 Will Hunter
  • 2011 Troy Rhone
  • 2010 Bryan Word
  • 2009 Heather Wright
  • 2008 Heath Hoffman
  • 2007 Leah Quarles
  • 2006 Davy Wright
  • 2005 Chris Criuse
  • 2004 John Nabors
  • 2003 Lance Byrd
  • 2002 Phillip Hunter
  • 2001 Randy Bodine
  • 2000 Oliver Washington, IV
  • 1999 Jason Powell
  • 1998 Raymond French
  • 1997 Bill Turk
  • 1996 Marc Byers
  • 1995 Thomas Batt
  • 1994 Steve Thomas