2020 Awards Gala

Celebrating the Profession

Awards &

Each year the Potomac Chapter accepts applications for its annual professional awards in a number of categories.  The eventual winners are honored at the annual Awards Gala in the spring.  The 2020 Awards Gala was held virtually, on Facebook Live on May 14! 

From 6-7pm, Paul Tukey, Chief Sustainability Officer at The Glenstone Museum, delivered the keynote address (1.0 PDH/HSW). 

From 7-7:30pm, this year’s professional awards were announced.

Click here for the full, 90-minute program.  Click here if you’re just interested in the presentation of awards.

Our Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Ralph D’Amato at our Annual Chapter Celebration this fall.

Paul Tukey

Is an award-winning journalist, author, filmmaker, HGTV host, consultant and motivational public speaker who is internationally recognized as a pioneering leader in sustainable landscaping. Now serving as the Chief Sustainability Officer for the Glenstone Museum in Potomac., Md., Paul is helping to create a “living classroom” on the all-organic 300-acre site that includes native meadows, a five-acre organic lawn, restored streams and tributaries, forests and more than 9,500 newly planted native trees. Learn more about Paul Tukey

Ralph D’Amato

Was born in 1937 and grew up on a 100-acre hog farm in Western Massachusetts. He developed a love of plant material and landscaping from his grandfather, who trained him in proper techniques of planting, pruning and care of the landscape. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (UMASS) with a major in Landscape Architecture and a minor in Horticulture in 1959. Learn more about Ralph D’Amato

Special thanks to our Gala Sponsors: Country Casual Teak, Landscape Forms, and Victor Stanley, Inc.