Redmond resident John Kinssies won the overall gold medal at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show that was held Feb. 23-27 in Seattle.
Kinssies’ display, “Stepping Through a Timeless Tranquil Forest” was in the 25-foot by 45-foot category and included a waterfall and a 127-year-old Japanese maple tree.
“It was very exciting,” he said about the award.
Kinssies, who owns Kinssies Landscaping in unincorporated Redmond, also received second place in the People’s Choice category.
The show is an annual event, but Kinssies said he only participates every three years, with his first one in 2005, because he creates larger displays. Despite it being only a week after this year’s show, Kinssies said he has already begun brainstorming ideas for his 2014 display.
Kinssies Landscaping was founded in 1987 and offers landscaping maintenance, design and installation services, specializing in offering one-of-a-kind water features. The company, located at 12053 154th Place NE, also offers mowing, edging, blowing, pruning and fertilization services. For more information, call (425) 869-0529 or visit www.kinssies.com.