Horticultural Industries Leadership Award, Richard J. Weber was selected as a winner in GIE Media's Horticultural Industry Leadership Awards which honors one individual from every state in the greenhouse, nursery and garden center markets who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in the world around them. Richard was recognized for his exceptional efforts to make a difference in the state of Kentucky. The award was presented at the OFA, Association of Horticulture Professionals at their short course in Columbus, Ohio in July 2011

2010 Landscape Design Award, For the second year in a row, Richard J. Weber, Landscape Architect and Owner of Springhouse Gardens was honored with a 2010 Landscape Design Award by the Perennial Plant Association.

The winning project for 2010 was once again a residential design project for one of Richard’s clients in Lexington. This time, the site was comparable to many suburban residential sites and faced the many of the same constraints. The client requested more privacy, year round color, and an overall fun and casual feel to the garden. Richard delivered. What set this design apart were the varied plant selections, the creative solution to site conditions and a focus on plant combinations which provide stellar year round interest. This design exhibited a number of creative solutions to many of the common issues which suburban homeowners face when trying to design their landscapes. The success of the project can be attributed to effective communication between the client and designer, a thorough knowledge of plant materials and site characteristics and Richard’s experience as a landscape architect here in the Bluegrass.

For the third year in a row Springhouse Gardens has been named one of Today’s Garden Center’s Revolutionary 100.  Focusing on reaching new customers through media opportunities like Facebook, e-newsletters and the company website, the Revolutionary 100 Awards recognize the most innovative retail garden center operations - big and small - for their commitment to creating a customer experience that sets their operation apart from the rest and doing so in a way that helps them to be profitable businesses. It's all about being Revolutionary.  Click here to learn why Springhouse was chosen

2009 Landscape Design Award, Richard J. Weber, Landscape Architect and Owner of Springhouse Gardens was honored with a 2009 Landscape Design Award by the Perennial Plant Association

Initiated in 1992, this program recognizes design projects that are exemplary in use of herbaceous perennials to help create balanced and beautiful landscapes.

The winning project is a residential design project at the home of Sandra and David O’Neal in a pastoral country setting. It all began in the fall of 2004 with a request from the O’Neal’s to create a side garden with lots of perennial color from April through November. The eventual outcome was a combination of 4 distinct garden areas that each have their own character, but work together to create a unified effect.

Springhouse Gardens was named one of Today’s Garden Center’s Revolutionary 100 for 2009.  This program surveys garden center owners and managers to compile a listing of the 100 most revolutionary garden centers in the nation. 


Springhouse Gardens was named one of Today’s Garden Center Revolutionary 100 Garden Centers for 2008. This award shows the company’s commitment to create and apply innovative management and marketing strategies.

Springhouse Gardens was chosen by Commerce Lexington as one of the top 3 Small Businesses of the Year

Springhouse Gardens was voted one of the three Favorite Landscape Companies in Lexington in the Lexington Herald Leader Readers Choice Poll

Richard & Debbie were presented the American Nursery and Landscape Association’s Rising Retail Star Award, which recognizes those who will sustain and promote growth in the green industry for years into the future.

Richard received The Garden Club of Kentucky Enrichment Award, for his support and promotion of gardening in the state of Kentucky

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