Alpine Gardens Receives a National Award of Excellence

(Fort Collins, Colorado, September 18, 2019) – Alpine Gardens is proud to announce it has been awarded an Award of Excellence- Bronze Award by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.

The Carter Lake Retreat was designed for clients who dreamed of creating an English style flower garden for their large foothills property in northern Colorado. A design was created that included use of evergreens and native boulders to give interest during the 6 months that the deciduous plants would be without leaves. A large natural looking patio space for entertainment and a raised patio for entertainment or small conversation groups. Varieties of plants that were blooming during the entire growing season were used to provide color and interest, to screen off unwanted views under the deck and to create natural plant “walls” so that an outdoor room feel could be had when using the space. Plants that were not attractive to deer and rabbits were used. An irrigation system and low voltage lighting system were designed to enhance the evening experience.

Each year, the National Association Landscape Professionals Awards of Excellence recognizes exceptional landscape, lawn care, and interior plantscape design projects from around the nation. This year,128 awards were bestowed for maintenance, design/build or contracting projects.

“Alpine Gardens is a well-known, local, landscape design company that has been delivering handcrafted landscapes to our clients for over 40+ years. It is an honor to receive this award and to be recognized for our staff’s talents and achievements in creating unique and beautiful landscape designs,” says Nate Fetig, General Manager and Vice President of Alpine Gardens.

About Alpine Gardens

Alpine Gardens, established in 1978 by Jack and Chris Fetig, is a family-owned business with a location at Fossil Creek Nursery in Fort Collins and in Greeley. Alpine Gardens offers services such as residential design build, commercial landscape, irrigation installation, and maintenance. This award-winning company has been designing and installing quality landscapes throughout the northern front Range of Colorado and southern Wyoming. For more information about Alpine Gardens, visit

For more information about the Awards of Excellence, click here.

About NALP

The National Association of Landscape Professionals represents an industry of approximately 1 million landscape, lawn care, irrigation, and tree care professionals. Through national advocacy campaigns, the association is growing the industry and its workforce. NALP offers its members professional development through education, networking, and training, and increases the professionalism of the industry through certification and accreditation programs. For more information about NALP, visit Also, visit for landscape information or visit to explore career opportunities.

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