Andover Historical announces winner of landscape design contest

Courtesy imageThe winner of the landscape design contest, seen here, for the Andover Historical Society was Dee Secor and Kathy Schofield of Dee Designs.

The Andover Historical Society is pleased to announce the winner of its Landscape Design Contest. Three impressive and unique landscape design entries were received from the following entities: Huntress Associates, Inc., Diane and Chris Huntress; Dee Designs, Dee Secor and Kathy Schofield; and, NativeScapes, Richard Barry.

Reviewing the entries was a panel of four judges including Andover Historical Society Board member Marc Fournier, Andover resident Stephanie Traina, and Elaine Clements and Kenna Therrien from Andover Historical Society. After extensive review and deliberations, the jury selected Dee Designs' entry as the contest winner for its native plants garden, flowing beds, and design features that complement the historic circa 1820 Amos Blanchard House.

“It was a difficult decision,” said jury member Fournier. “All of the contest entries included innovative and thoughtful components. Our heartfelt thanks go out to Dee Secor and Kathy Schofield, Diane and Chris Huntress, and Richard Barry for all of their donated hard work, marvelous designs, and the inspiration they have given us in our journey toward creating an attractive, low maintenance, and sustainable educational landscape at the historic Amos Blanchard House.”

All three contest entries will be on display at the Andover Historical Society for public viewing through April 8, during open hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Components from all three entries will be incorporated into the development of the final landscape design," said Executive Director Elaine Clements. “To bring our new landscape plan to life, we will be seeking donations of plants and landscape materials, labor, and volunteer help.” 

Interested individuals and businesses are encouraged to contact Marc Fournier or Elaine Clements at 978-475-2236, or

About the Andover Historical Society

Andover Historical inspires and deepens community engagement by connecting people to each other and their community through Andover’s stories – preserving the past, educating for the future, connecting to our community. For more information, visit



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