The Preservation Foundation

Foundation Proudly Announces Creation of Lesly S. Smith Landscape Award
Posted Date 10/25/2011

Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach Proudly Announces Creation of Lesly S. Smith Landscape Award
Palm Beach, Fl. – The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach proudly announces the creation of the Lesly S. Smith Landscape Award for excellence in landscape design.  The award recognizes a landscape design that is both in keeping with the character and traditions of Palm Beach, yet also original and forward-thinking. 

To be considered an individual landscape design must have been completed in Palm Beach within approximately the past 3 years. The design does not have to be part of a historic or landmarked property in town. Nominations will be accepted by the Preservation Foundation up until January 13th, 2012.  The award announcement and presentation will be in conjunction with the Foundation’s annual Preservationist Dinner, to be held this year on March 15th, 2012.

The award is named in honor of former Palm Beach Mayor and Foundation Trustee Lesly S. Smith in recognition for all the work she has done for Palm Beach and preservation.  Her late husband, Earl E. T. Smith was the Preservation Foundation’s first Chairman and the Foundation’s Earl E. T. Smith Park is named after him.

The Preservation Foundation’s Executive Director Alexander C. Ives said of the award, “gardens and landscape design have long been a big part of what makes Palm Beach so special.  It was time we recognized the great work being done outside of just architecture and building restoration.”