The historic Dos Pueblos Ranch Casa Grande gardens will be the venue for the 39th Annual Awards. The event honoring awardees features live music, taco truck with salsa bar, a talk on the Historic Trees of Casa Grande by Dr. Robert Muller, co-author of The Trees of Santa Barbara, and a silent auction.

We will have a taco truck with homemade tortillas, a salsa bar, and a no-host bar. Dr. Robert Muller, Co-author of the Trees of Santa Barbara, will be giving a short talk on trees, highlighting some interesting characteristics of the diverse trees at Dos Pueblos Ranch. The Casa Grande will be open briefly for tours, which is decorated in period furniture and contains lovely woodwork and details. The event will also feature a silent auction with many wonderful items donated by local businesses, including passes to Disneyland, a two –night stay in a King Suite and breakfast for two at the Bacara, a one-night stay in a Creekside Queen Cabin at El Capitan Canyon, Kayak or Stand-up Paddle board rentals at Goleta Beach from Channel Islands Outfitter, items for your garden, and gift certificates to local restaurants. This fundraiser will help support Goleta Valley Beautiful tree planting, care and educational programs. The UCSB Bren Grass Band will provide live music. The event is generously sponsored by the Rudi Schulte Family Foundation, the Mosher Foundation, Camino Real Marketplace, Marborg Industries, and Rabobank. You may register to attend the event here or call GVB at 685-7910 for more information.

Congratulations to this year’s award winners!

Single Family Residence:

224 Carlo Drive, designed by Joan Bolton

Sustainable Design:

5081 Amberly Place, designed by Jamie Pierce of Land Patterns Design and installed by Joe Coffee Landscape.


Bragg Farms


111 Castilian, designed and installed by Kitson Landscape Maintenance

Multi-Family / HOA

Pacific Glen HOA, originally developed by the Towbes Group, Carl Schneider Architect, Suding Design Landscape Architect, and maintained by Enviroscaping

Open Space

Coal Oil Point Reserve, managed by Dr. Witherell , Vice Chancellor of Research and UCSB Natural Reserve System Administrator, Cristina Sandoval, Reserve Director, and Tara Longwell, Restoration Coordinator

Public-Private Partnership

Tabano Hollow, a public/private beautification project on park property managed by County of Santa Barbara Parks Department, designed by Anne Aziz, and installed and maintained by Anne Aziz with help and support of her neighbors Bryant and Lena Henson, Cecilia Ordonez, A.J. and Sonja Taormina, Tom and Judy Garey, and the Steve Wagner family

Open Category

The Fallen Firefighters Memorial located at Santa Barbara County Fire Headquarters, a project of the Firefighters Benevolent Foundation, who designed it along with contractor Daniel Wilson of Wilson Environmental Contracting, who also installed the memorial

Quality of Life

Abundant Care Elderly Residential Care Facility located at 4589 Auhay Drive

Public Building / School

San Marcos High School, a substantial remodeling project overseen by Dr. David E. Cash, Superintendent of Schools, David Hetyonk, Director of Facilities and Operations, Ed Barons, Principal, Designed by KBZ Architects, Earthform Design, Sam Maphis, Landscape Architect, installed by RSH Construction, General Contractor, and Juan Lago of CHM Landscape Services, Landscape Contractor

Heritage Tree

UCSB Coast Live Oak

Community Partner

Mormon Helping Hands

Golden Shovel Award

Jeff Boyle


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