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St. Gregory’s butterfly garden among city’s landscaping awards

“Landscaping sets Boca Raton apart from any other community.”

That’s a truism from Kevin Carroll, Lang Management & Realty president/CEO at the luncheon they host after the Landscape Excellence Awards.

This is a labor of love for the city’s volunteer Beatification Committee. Jo-Ann Landon, Boca’s shade tree advocate, did the honors with Mayor Scott Singer and Sarah Crew in city hall.

Among the seven winners was St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, a first-timer for their butterfly garden. “There’s a faithfulness with our St. Gregory’s gardeners,” the Rev. Andrew Sherman told Boca Voice. “They add beautiful touches to our butterfly garden in back.” Co-chairs are Jane Barille and Susamma Cherian with Lawn Keep.

Here’s the rest of the awards:

·    Residential high-density, Boca City Walk, 33 SE Eighth St., Greystar, managers Crystal Perez and Danny Rivera; Dixie Landscape

·    Residential medium density, Library Commons, 500 NW Second Ave., HOA Susan Carroll and Terry Waitzer; Above All Landscaping Maintenance Inc.

·    Industrial small, Build Masters, 2420 NW First St., Mamoun Shehaden, manager, Hollandia Plants Inc.

·    Commercial small, Investments Limited, 1700 NW Second Ave., Alligator Landscaping

·    Residential low-density gated, The Sanctuary, 4500 N. Federal Highway, HOA Christine Carton, Ted Connor Landscaping Inc.

·    City property: Por Lar Mark Park, Southeast Olive Way and Park Drive West

Boca City Walk’s Rivera attributed their win to maintaining community standards.

“We’re used to the market here since we both live in Boca,” Perez added. “Curb appeal is important.”

By Marci Shatzman

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