Ambius Honored with Nine International Plantscape Awards at Cultivate’14
Reading, PA., July 16, 2014 — Ambius, the global interior landscaping leader and part of the Rentokil family of companies, was honored with nine International Plantscape awards from the Plantscape Institute of America (PIA) at Cultivate’14 by AmericanHort. The annual Plantscape Industry Expo was held in conjunction with Cultivate'14 July 12-15 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.
The International Plantscape Awards celebrate the achievements of fellow interiorscapers and their suppliers in the categories of Design; Installation; Horticultural Service; Major Renovation; Special Event & Holiday; Atrium and Conservatory; Silk, Replica & Preserved; Living Wall; Patio, Balcony and Roof Garden; and Technician.
Of the 40 recognitions awarded by the independent judges, Ambius was the only company to receive more than two awards. The Ambius designers who received awards for their unique designs, include:
- Janice Nath accepted a Gold Design Award for Palomar Pomerado Hospital
- Jon LaDow accepted a Platinum Design Award for Selecta Autobody
- Yuko Frazier accepted a Gold Silk, Replica and Preserved Award for Twelve Oaks Mall
- Chris Karl accepted a Platinum Special Event & Holiday Award for South Coast Plaza
- Laura Burns-Lambert accepted a Gold Special Event & Holiday Award for Commonwealth Properties
- Matt Hills accepted a Platinum Living Wall Award for Lancaster General Hospital’s Living Green Wall
- Denise Eichmann accepted three awards, including:
- A Platinum Silk, Replica and Preserved Award for Royal Princess cruise ship
- A Gold Special Event & Holiday Award for Royal Princess cruise ship
- An Emerald Award for Queens University’s Living Green Wall
“We are very proud that so many of our Ambius designers were selected for these awards,” said John Myers, president and CEO of Rentokil, North America. “It is gratifying to see their hard work and dedication to advancing our customers interior environment through design, innovation and outstanding horticultural work recognized by such a prestigious organization.”
Plantscape Institute of America’s (PIA’s) annual event, the Plantscape Industry Expo, co-located this year with Cultivate’14 in Columbus, Ohio to maintain the integrity of PIA’s educational programs, and to expand the offering of relevant professional development and networking opportunities for members and other professionals.
Ambius is the world’s largest provider of plants, holiday décor, replica foliage and flowers for commercial environments. Ambius also offers a broad range of products and services including ambient scenting and artwork which can help improve employee productivity, reduce absenteeism and boost well-being in the workplace. Founded in 1963, Ambius is a division of Rentokil-Initial, plc. For more information, visit www.ambius.com and follow Ambius on Facebook and Twitter.
About the Plantscape Institute of America
The Plantscape Institute of America (PIA) is the educational organization for professionals who design, install, and maintain plants in the interior environment. The mission of the organization is to advance the professionalism of interior plantscapers and industry affiliates through quality programs, educational material, and networking opportunities, and to educate the general public on the benefits of indoor plants.
AmericanHort was formed in 2014 by the consolidation of the American Nursery & Landscape Association and OFA – The Association of Horticultural Professionals. With a combined history of 220+ years, AmericanHort supports nearly 16,000 member and affiliated businesses that include breeders, greenhouse and nursery growers, garden retailers, distributors, interior plantscape professionals, landscapers, florists, students, educators, researchers, manufacturers, and all of those who are part of the industry market chain. The horticulture industry's production, wholesale, retail, and landscape service components have annual sales of $163 billion, and sustain over 1,150,000 full- and part-time jobs. Our mission is to unite, promote, and advance the horticulture industry through advocacy, collaboration, connectivity, education, market development, and research. The association has offices in Columbus, Ohio for administration and member services, and in Washington, DC to facilitate government relations and research activities.