The Madera Beautification Committee presented its seasonal landscape awards to a business and a residence located in the downtown area. Mayor Brett Frazier, Madera Parks and Community Services Director Mary Anne Seay, members of the Beautification Committee and Parks Department staff were in attendance during the ceremony.
The awards are presented twice annually with the committee choosing from a list of nominees presented by the citizens of Madera.
The Commercial Landscape Award was presented Thursday to Dr. Emilio W. Garcia DDS PC. After moving into the building, at 500 E. Yosemite Avenue, Garcia began renovation and landscaping. The original Spanish architecture from the 1950s was upgraded yet maintained. The landscaping surrounding the structure reflects a variety of plants and shrubs including, Carolina Cherries, gazania, ground cover roses, nandina, and day lilies.
Garcia said he was not expecting the award. “I was surprised to see we were nominated and even more surprised to see that we won.” ...