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Celebration HOA: 2015 NALP Winner

Located within the Kissimmee, Florida area, this cluster of villages relies on beautiful, well-groomed landscapes to help foster a sense of real community. Front-porch landscapes, neighborhood parks and oversized medians invite residents to gather together as both friends and neighbors.

Founded in 1996, this small-town community features villages, neighborhood parks, sports fields, and acres of tree-lined streets, which are home to single- and multi-family homes, clubhouses and gazebos. Maintaining the character of a modern-day, front-porch look and feel requires a dedicated crew of landscape industry professionals, carefully planned maintenance and renovation efforts, as well as honest, open communication. With five active areas, 52 parks/medians and seven different villages, executing this project is equivalent to caring for and maintaining the outdoor space of a small city.

Davey was given the challenge to live up to—and exceed—the high standards and restrictions of this renowned community, while ensuring that grounds maintenance and landscaping services stay behind-the-scenes. Other challenges include dealing with varying village personalities, both human and horticultural; keeping activity areas well groomed in spite of heavy use; and dealing with plant health concerns created by maturing landscape trees, foot traffic and child’s play.

An 18-person professional landscape team takes an innovative, holistic and on-site partnership approach to service delivery. Sustainability, timing and potential impact inform all decision making, as does creating solutions that celebrate this community’s unique space. Weekly review meetings and educational sessions with parks area and service managers pre-empt issues and help resolve problems quickly.

2015 NALP (National Association of Landscape Professionals) Property Award Winner