Designations and Awards
Florida-Friendly Landscape Designation of New Construction and Large Properties
Planned and Newly Constructed Communities
For new developments with homeowners associations, the developer must incorporate the Model Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, implement the Florida-Friendly principles through the restrictions, and pass a followup inspection approximately two years following opening of the community to keep the Florida-Friendly designation. For the model restrictions, please visit the
Community Associations and Property Managers page.
Checklist for Newly Constructed Commercial, Governmental, Multi-family and Single-family
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Checklist for New Construction for commercial, governmental, and multi-family new construction (apartments, condominiums, and single family homes) is now available. There are two levels of designation: Silver and Gold.
Homeowner associations and condominiums: You can set an attractive Florida-Friendly example for your residents! Make sure your common areas are Florida-Friendly. And you can follow the “Existing Communities” provisions of the Model Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions. Also see the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Architectural Review Board Considerations. You will find both on the Community Associations and Property Managers page.
Florida Communities of Excellence Awards
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program has partnered with the Florida Community Association Journal’s Florida Communities of Excellence Awards to recognize established communities that take steps toward incorporating Florida-Friendly practices. Be sure to enter your community! For the status on the awards cycle, visit the Florida Communities of Excellence website.
Past winners in the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ category:
|2014 Award-Winning Communities:
Former Florida-Friendly Awards Program
Below are Florida-Friendly Communities recognized under a former Florida-Friendly awards program.
2008 Award-Winning Communities:
2007 Award-Winning Communities:
Additional Recognition Programs
When you create a Florida-Friendly landscape, you are eligible to receive points towards numerous other award and recognition programs. Your local extension agent can help you review the criteria for these programs.
- Florida Water StarSM home certification
- Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) Green Home certification
National, State and Local Publicity
- Bob Vila Home Again TV Show
- Florida Green Building Coalition
- Florida Home Builders Association
- Harbor Style Magazine
- PR Web
- Tampa Tribune
- Bradenton Herald
- Sarasota Herald Tribune
- The Lakeland Ledger