The Hawaii Export Nursery Association is excited to host the 2018 Aloha Plantscape Awards, which commends the plantscape community for their exemplary use of Hawaii-grown tropical potted foliage in design and installation (does not need to be 100% Hawaiian plants).

The 2018 Aloha Plantscape Award submission period is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Aloha Plantscape Awards. Unfortunately, the submission period has ended. Check back to see the winner in July, 2018!

  • Roundtrip Airfare to Kona-Kailua, Hawaii for One to Attend 2018 Hawaii MIDPAC;
  • 3-Nights Hotel Accommodations at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows (July 25-28, 2018);
  • 2018 Hawaii MIDPAC Registration for One, including:
    • Nursery Bus Tour
    • Welcome Party
    • MIDPAC Horticultural Conference & Expo
    • Networking Reception
    • Aloha Breakfast
  • Award Announcement and Acceptance Ceremony at the 2018 Hawaii MIDPAC Horticultural Conference & Expo;
  • Award recognition and photo publication of the winning installation on the HENA Website.

Submission Period: January 15th, 2018 – June 1st, 2018

Aloha Plantscape Award Notification by Telephone: June 15th, 2018

Award Ceremony at 2018 Hawaii MIDPAC: Thursday, July 26th, 2018, to Saturday, July 28th, 2018


Emma Galvez | Ambius

The Palace Hotel, San Francisco

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Gary Cramer | Director of Horticulture, Wynn Encore


Judging will be conducted by HENA’s Board of Directors, a board of Hawaii tropical plant professionals elected annually by HENA’s member organization.  Entry submissions will be judged against each other based upon the following criteria:

  • Design use of Hawaii-grown tropical potted foliage displayed in the photograph and described in the written submission;
  • The amount and variety of Hawaii-grown tropical potted foliage used in the installation (entry submissions do not need to be 100% Hawaiian plants);
  • Completion of the Aloha Plantscape Award Entry Form (please do not disclose any client information protected by Non-Disclosure Agreements).
  • There are no entrance fees.
  • Enter the 2018 Aloha Plantscape Awards by submitting an Online Entry Form.
  • Submissions do not need to be 100% Hawaiian plants but must include at least one verifiable Hawaii-grown tropical potted foliage species listed in Aloha Plantscape Award Eligible Tropical Potted Foliage below.
  • Acceptable installations may be of either interiorscape or landscape use (including in- ground installations).
  • There is no limit to the amount of entries an individual or company may submit, as long as each entry:
    • Is a unique submission with an individual entry form;
    • Has not been submitted for consideration for the Aloha Plantscape Awards previously;
    • Has not been published or awarded anywhere else previously.
  • Submissions must be designed and / or installed by the entrant individual or company. If you partnered with another designer / company, please include them on the entry form.
  • All design competition entries must be completed and submitted electronically by June 1st, 2018 through HENA’s Online Entry Form.
  • At least two and up to five digital photographs of each submission is allowed.
  • Photographs must be in .tif, .jpg, or .png format and may not exceed 2 megabytes in size per file.
Bamboo Dracaena Hawaiian Lotus Dracaena Waikiki
Banana Tree Dracaena Hilo Girl Dracaena Warneckii
Birds of Paradise Dracaena Janet Craig Dracaena Warneckii Jumbo
Black Ming Dracaena Janet Craig Compacta Foxtail Palm
Bromeliads Dracaena Karen ™ Kentia Palm
Caryota Mitis / Fishtail Palm Dracaena Lisa ™ Philodendron
Chamaedorea Cataractarum Palm Dracaena Marginata Phoenix Roebelenii / Date Palm
Chamaedorea Elegans Palm Dracaena Marginata Colorama Pinanga Kohala ™
Chamaedorea Falcifera Palm Dracaena Massangeana Polyscia Fruticosa / Ming Aralia
Chamaedorea Neanthebella Palm Dracaena Mauna Kea ™ Pritchardia Hildebrandii
Chamaedorea Seifrizii Palm Dracaena Michiko ™ Red Sealing Wax Palm
Cycads Dracaena Ohé Rhapis Excelsa Palm
Cycas Revoluta / Sago Palm Dracaena Pele ™ Rhapis Multifida Palm
Dracaena Arborea Dracaena Randy ™ Schefflera Amate
Dracaena Fragrans Dracaena Ruth Luka Schefflera Arboricola
Dracaena Gold Star Dracaena Santa Rosa Spindle Palm
Dracaena Haka Dracaena Song of India Triangle Palm
Dracaena Hawaii Girl Dracaena Song of Jamaica Veitchia