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Story of a Landscape: Dallas Museum of Art Entrance Plaza gets Renovation

Story of a Landscape: Dallas Museum of Art Entrance Plaza gets Renovation

August 30, 2017 - Turf Magazine -

arboristWhen the Dallas Museum of Art unveiled its renovated north entrance in the spring of 2016, many dubbed it one of the hottest spots in this sizzling community.

For Southern Botanical, Inc., its role in bringing the entrance and newly rechristened Eagle Family Plaza to fruition was simply one more opportunity to shine, as the landscape contractor earned a Silver Award for Commercial Installation over $100,000 from the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association.

The expanded plaza, funded by donations from Jennifer and John Eagle and the estate of Nancy B. Hamon, smooths out the flow of both pedestrian and vehicle traffic and opens the museum’s café to the exterior, expands seating and dining options and provides space for an outdoor food pavilion.

Additionally, the renovation features an expansive new lawn area at the north entrance which includes an outdoor exhibition space.

Although Southern Botanical had done previous work for both the museum and the Eagles, Jason Craven, the company’s president, says...

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Lawn & landscape names Southern Botanical to prestigious Top 100 List

Lawn & landscape names Southern Botanical to prestigious Top 100 List

May 31, 2017, Dallas, Tx --

Landscape industry publication Lawn & Landscape recently released its prestigious Top 100 list of landscape companies nationwide and Dallas-based Southern Botanical has again been named to the list. The annual list ranks landscape companies based on annual revenues and specifies number of employees, number of locations and revenue increase percentages from year to year. Southern Botanical, Inc has successfully grown year after year based on its focus on meticulous attention to detail, personalized client service and a well-trained, highly qualified team. They have been included on the list since 2012. This year they were ranked #64, up from last years 73. See the entire list in the May 2017 issue here:  http://magazine.lawnandlandscape.com/issue/may-2017

lawn landscapeJason Craven, Southern Botanical’s President and CEO, started the company in the 90’s mowing lawns while still in high school, and the company has been growing dramatically ever since. From those humble beginnings, the company now has a national reputation, a prestigious clientele and over 200 employees.

“The companies on the Top 100 list represent an elite group in the landscape industry, and they represent what a landscaper is to thousands of homeowners and property managers across North America,” says Lawn & Landscape Editor and Associate Publisher Chuck Bowen. “The 100 companies on this year’s list are examples of what makes the landscape industry and its people so great: determination, dedication and serving a purpose greater than themselves.”

This year’s Top 100 is based on 2016 revenue from landscape profit centers, as reported by each of the listed companies. The companies on this list earned a combined revenue of $9,161,843,124 in 2016, which is an increase of $594,598,970 or 6.9 percent, over 2015. Companies on the list also reported total employment of 95,125. Based on the data, the average growth expected in 2017 is 9.9 percent.

“Success truly is contagious when you surround yourself with positive examples, and you’ll find them in this report,” says David Alkire, vice president, residential and landscape contractor businesses, at the Toro Company who sponsors the  list and May issue. “As landscape industry professionals, we share a common goal – not only to create beautiful landscapes but also to care for the land and its resources. The stories in this issue are a perfect example of how the choices you make can lead to vibrant futures, and we congratulate all of this year’s landscape companies on their continued success.”

Email Bowen at cbowen@gie.net with comments or questions about the list.

Lawn & Landscape is the leading b2b publication serving the $70-billion landscape and lawn care industry. With a suite of services – including a monthly print edition, dozens of enewsletters, native iOS apps and events – L&L provides landscape business owners with the research, insight and analysis to help them grow their companies.

Southern Botanical is the benchmark for high-end landscaping and garden management in Dallas and Houston. A turnkey vendor for complete indoor and outdoor horticultural décor, irrigation, drainage, pools and hardscape installations, Southern Botanical has one objective - total commitment to meeting clients’ individual needs. They hire licensed and certified professionals to lead their teams, and employees attend a weekly continuing education program focusing on efficiency, quality control, communication and professionalism. Their clientele includes many high-end residences, exclusive hotels, HOA’s and commercial properties. Southern Botanical has been included on the prestigious Dallas 100 list from SMU’s Cox School of Business and actively supports the community, schools and charitable causes.

For more information, contact Scott Peck at 903.965.5651 or scott.peck@southernbotanical.com

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Southern Botanical featured at NorthPark’s Spring at the Park event

Southern Botanical featured at NorthPark’s Spring at the Park event

May 1, 2017, Dallas, Tx --

southern botanical at Spring in the ParkSouthern Botanical is pleased to announce participation in NorthPark Center’s upcoming Spring at the Park Home and Garden Show May 8 – 22, 2017. Presented by TreeHouse in partnership with D Home Magazine and The Dallas Morning News, the event brings inspiration to its visitors through botanical landscapes by the shopping center’s own award-winning landscape designers and outside providers like Southern Botanical. Additionally, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy fashion-focused garden parties, special exhibitions, home and floral demonstrations and much more throughout May. Southern Botanical’s beautiful installation will be located on Level One between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.  

“We are excited to have been invited to participate in this unique celebration of Spring and all things green!” commented Jason Craven, President and CEO of Southern Botanical. “NorthPark’s reputation as a world-class venue and their forward-thinking view of the importance of art and landscape as part of the visitors’ experience matches well with Southern Botanical’s commitment to excellence in landscaping and garden management.”

Southern Botanical’s colorful installation includes a geometric design featuring a new variety of sansevieria - Starfish Sansevieria - as well as birdsnest ferns, anthuriums and cordylines at various elevations.   

“NorthPark is pleased to have award-winning landscape professionals participating in this inaugural Spring at the Park event,” said NorthPark’s Catharine Flagg. “Participants like Southern Botanical with rich, colorful installations and long-standing reputations for beautiful work help us assure visitors of an enjoyable and rewarding experience!”

NorthPark Center is the finest shopping experience and the preeminent shopping center in the Southwest with more than 230 stores and restaurants, including more than 70 market exclusives. NorthPark Center offers an unparalleled collection of luxury boutiques set amid internationally acclaimed 20th and 21st century art, award-winning architecture and extraordinary landscaping, as well as a 1.4-acre garden, CenterPark, and a state-of-the-art movie theatre. NorthPark Center consistently ranks as one of the top five performing shopping centers in the United States and is North Texas’ number one tourist destination.

Southern Botanical is the benchmark for landscaping and garden management. A turnkey vendor for complete indoor and outdoor horticultural décor, irrigation, certified tree care, and hardscape installations, Southern Botanical has one objective - total commitment to meeting clients’ individual needs. They hire only licensed and certified professionals to lead their teams, and all employees attend a weekly continuing education program. Their clientele includes many high-end residences, exclusive hotels, HOA’s and commercial properties, but no job is considered too big or too small.    

For more information, contact Scott Peck at 903.965.5651 or scott.peck@southernbotanical.com    
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Southern Botanical wins 2016 TEXO Award for sustainable Preston Hollow Estate

Southern Botanical wins 2016 TEXO Award for sustainable Preston Hollow Estate

December 4, 2016, Dallas, Tx--

For the fourth year in a row, Dallas, Texas-based Southern Botanical, Inc. has been awarded the TEXO Distinguished Building Award. This year the award was for their beautiful work at an incredible residential property in Dallas. TEXO’s Distinguished Building Awards program identifies construction projects completed by TEXO members in North and East Texas. These awards are based on unusual construction techniques, special obstacles, personnel, quality control and safety. This was Southern Botanical’s fourth entry into the annual competition, and the fourth time the landscape company has been awarded.

!TEXOLogo+tagThis challenging project included extensive hardscape and landscape renovations across the expansive estate grounds. The entire project revolved around an effort to make it self-sustaining in its water use and involved installing a huge underground water collecting cistern. The cistern captures rainwater which is then repurposed for irrigation use across the property.

dallas tree serviceTEXO is the construction association representing commercial contractors in North and East Texas. It is the name of the new association formed from the consolidation of the North/East Texas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors (QUOIN) and the Associated Builders and Contractors North Texas (ABCNT). With the consolidation of the two associations, TEXO is the largest commercial contractors association in Texas and one of the largest associations affiliated with both the national ABC and AGC. It serves a membership of more than 1,900 commercial contractors. Learn more about TEXO at www.texoassociation.org.

TEXO-awardsSouthern Botanical is the benchmark for high-end landscaping and garden management in Dallas and Houston. A turnkey vendor for complete indoor and outdoor horticultural décor, irrigation, drainage, pools and hardscape installations, Southern Botanical has one objective - total commitment to meeting clients’ individual needs. They hire licensed and certified professionals to lead their teams, and employees attend a weekly continuing education program focusing on efficiency, quality control, communication and professionalism. Their clientele includes many high-end residences, exclusive hotels, HOA’s and commercial properties. Southern Botanical has been included on the prestigious Dallas 100 list from SMU’s Cox School of Business and actively supports the community, schools and charitable causes.

For more information, contact Scott Peck at 903.965.5651 or scott.peck@southernbotanical.com

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Southern Botanical partners with The Stewpot to help at-risk population

Southern Botanical partners with The Stewpot to help at-risk population

December, 15, 2016 - Dallas, Texas -

Our holiday feast this season will have over 1000 guests - as we serve Hope... and the homeless.

Southern Botanical has made a donation on behalf of all our valued clients to The Stewpot in Dallas. In addition, we are donating volunteer hours and expertise for their gardening and Horticultural Therapy programs.

Since 2008, The Stewpot has been the sole meal provider at The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, serving 1,000 to 2,000 meals per day, 7 days per week. The Stewpot offers a safe haven for homeless and at-risk individuals of Dallas, providing resources for basic survival needs, as well as opportunities to start a new life. 

We wish all a holiday season filled with hope and beauty! SoBo Cares!

The Team at Southern Botanical

Southern Botanical increases annual food drive for North Texas Food Bank

Southern Botanical increases annual food drive for North Texas Food Bank

December 6, 2016 - Dallas, Texas - 

The results are in! Our annual food drive for the North Texas Food Bank was a great success. The department that collected the most amount of cans is….Commercial! They donated 542 cans, great job guys! Did you know 92 million meals are needed annually to fill the need for food assistance in North Texas? Today we donated hundreds of meals that will help NTFB reach their goals! We are very happy to exceed our previous donation weight by 278 pounds with a total weight of 1,036. That’s amazing! It’s incredible what a company can achieve when we all come together as one to help a great cause. Thank you to everyone who participated in donating!

Southern Botanical wins TNLA Gold and Silver for Dallas Arts District work

Southern Botanical wins TNLA Gold and Silver for Dallas Arts District work

December 1, 2016, Dallas, Tx--

Southern Botanical Inc., for the ninth year in a row, has been awarded a prestigious Gold Award from the TNLA Texas Excellence in Landscaping Awards. In addition to the Gold Award, they were also awarded a Silver Award. This year’s awards included the Gold Award for Commercial Maintenance and the Silver Award for Commercial Installation over $100,000. 

Excellence in Landscaping winner Trammell Crow CenterThe winning properties include two beautiful commercial projects, both located in the Arts District of Downtown Dallas. The Gold winner, a spectacular Asian Garden at the Trammell Crow Center is a beautiful and serene hidden treasure in the heart of the busy downtown district. The Silver winner is the newly completed Eagle Family Plaza at the Dallas Museum of Art. Each project was unique and meticulously executed, and both provide quiet green spaces for business and arts patrons to enjoy peaceful, art-filled respite from the bustle.

About the Texas Excellence in Landscaping Awards Program

Sponsored by the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association, the Texas Excellence in Landscaping Awards program is the state’s premier industry event and recognizes excellence in installation, design, design/build, maintenance and special projects. Award recipients will be honored at the TNLA Awards Dinner in Dallas, Texas during the August EXPO. Entries were judged on the basis of difficulty, craftsmanship and attention to detail, in addition to specific criteria listed in each category. Each of the entry categories was evaluated independently; the type, size,and cost of the project were not criteria for judging. The judging panel is composed of Texas judges with expertise in regional conditions and landscaping feats meriting distinction.

DMA Eagle Family PlazaTNLA’s Anna McGarity commented, “We applaud you on your bold talent and forward-looking vision that sets the standard for landscaping excellence in Texas and ensures a bright future for this industry.”

About Southern Botanical

Southern Botanical is the DFW benchmark for landscaping and garden management. A turnkey vendor for complete indoor and outdoor horticultural décor, irrigation, drainage, certified tree service and hardscape installations, Southern Botanical has one objective - total commitment to meeting clients’ individual needs. They hire licensed and certified professionals to lead their teams, and employees attend a weekly continuing education program focusing on efficiency, quality control, communication and professionalism. Their clientele includes many high-end residences, exclusive hotels, HOA’s and commercial properties, but no job is considered too big or too small. They have been included on the prestigious Dallas 100 list from SMU’s Cox School of Business and actively support the community, schools and other charitable causes.

For more information, visit www.southernbotanical.com or contact Scott Peck.

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Southern Botanical donates tree care for Crystal Charity Ball benefit auction

Southern Botanical donates tree care for Crystal Charity Ball benefit auction

November 18, 2016 - Dallas, Texas -

The SoBo Team recently donated services to the Crystal Charity Ball Auction to help raise funds for a variety of children’s charities in Dallas County. The Tree Care Team provided one full day of tree pruning and care on the property of the lucky bidder by a Southern Botanical crew and one of our certified, licensed Arborists. The market value of this tree care service is approximately $2,280.00, but we believe that keeping healthy legacy trees on your property is priceless. Even more priceless is helping care for the children in our communities who need our help. Great work Crystal Charity Ball!

Southern Botanical wins 2016 NALP Merit Awards

Southern Botanical wins 2016 NALP Merit Awards

October 1, 2016, Dallas, Tx--

Southern Botanical Inc. has been awarded two prestigious Merit Awards from the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).

Excellence in Landscaping winner Trammell Crow CenterThe winning properties include two beautiful commercial projects, both located in the Arts District of Downtown Dallas. The first, a spectacular Asian Garden at the Trammell Crow Center is a beautiful and serene hidden treasure in the heart of the busy downtown district. The second is the newly completed Eagle Family Plaza at the Dallas Museum of Art. Each project was unique and meticulously executed, and both provide quiet green spaces for business and arts patrons to enjoy peaceful, art-filled respite from the bustle.

About the NALP Awards Program

Sponsored by the NALP, this awards program is the nation’s premier industry event and recognizes excellence in installation, design, design/build, maintenance and special projects. Entries were judged on the basis of difficulty, craftsmanship and attention to detail, in addition to specific criteria listed in each category. Each of the entry categories was evaluated independently.

DMA Eagle Family Plaza

About Southern Botanical

Southern Botanical is the DFW benchmark for landscaping and garden management. A turnkey vendor for complete indoor and outdoor horticultural décor, irrigation, drainage, certified tree service and hardscape installations, Southern Botanical has one objective - total commitment to meeting clients’ individual needs. They hire licensed and certified professionals to lead their teams, and employees attend a weekly continuing education program focusing on efficiency, quality control, communication and professionalism. Their clientele includes many high-end residences, exclusive hotels, HOA’s and commercial properties, but no job is considered too big or too small. They have been included on the prestigious Dallas 100 list from SMU’s Cox School of Business and actively support the community, schools and other charitable causes.

For more information, visit www.southernbotanical.com or contact Scott Peck.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Scott Peck
Direct line 903.965.5651
Mobile 903.815.7758
Front desk 214.366.2103
scott.peck@southernbotanical.com
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