Award Applications Now Open

The Monica Van Maris Green Professionals Woman of Influence Award presented by Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association and Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) bears Monica’s name in recognition of her pioneering achievements as a Green Professional.

The inaugural award took place in 2017 at the TBG’s spring fundraising event. Starting this year, green industry professionals will nominate candidates who, in their opinion, have made significant contributions and have had an outstanding influential impact on the Green Professions.

The Monica Van Maris Award committee, comprised of representatives from the Toronto Botanical Garden and Landscape Ontario, will make the final selection and will present the Award to one outstanding candidate at the 2018 Blossom Party, on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the Toronto Botanical Garden. As well, the recipient will be recognized at the Landscape Ontario Awards of Excellence held in January 2019.

In order to be eligible for the Award, both the nominee and the candidate must be based in Ontario.

Please complete the form and submit, along with a headshot of the candidate (high resolution jpeg). Incomplete submissions will be disqualified. The successful candidate and the nominator will be notified on by email. Completed forms should be sent to