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International Garden Shows

2012 – Silver Medal, Gardening World Cup, Nagasaki, Japan

Northwest Flower & Garden Shows

2015 - Gold Medal, Fred Palmer Designer Award

2014 - Gold Medal, Fred Palmer Designer Award

2011 - Gold Medal, Founders Award - ‘Best in Show’

2010 - Gold Medal, Founders Award - ‘Best in Show’

2009 - Gold Medal

2008 - Gold Medal

2007 - Gold Medal, Fred Palmer, NAHS Award

2006 - Gold Medal

2005 - Silver Medal, Sunset Award

2004 - Silver Medal

2003 - Silver Medal

2002 - Bronze Medal


Karen Stefonick has won many awards for her design work both in the US and Internationally. She has been a regular participant in the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle Washington since 2002. The second largest of its kind in the United States where designers and the public from all over the country visit the showcase gardens. Pacific Northwest designers are well known for being five years ahead of the nation in design trends and environmental stewardship.

▪ Silver Medal - International Gardening World Cup in Nagasaki, Japan.

▪ Founders Cup-Best in Show – 2 years running; a show record

▪ 9 consecutive Gold Medals

▪ The Fred Palmer Designer Award

▪ NAHS-National American Horticultural Society Award - For using
environmentally sound design.

▪ Sunset Magazines 'Western Living' Award

▪ 425 Magazines ‘Editor’s Choice’ Award

Her gardens have been published in Sunset Magazine, Seattle Homes and Lifestyle, Luxe, Garden Design Magazine and 425 Magazine as well as other publications nationally and internationally including Exterior’ the premier contemporary magazine in France.

“My most treasured awards are the commentaries I receive from my clients on how greatly they enjoy their new living spaces and all the memories they create.”
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