Palm Beach, Florida
Landscape gardener Jorge A. Sánchez was elected to the Garden Conservancy's board of directors in 2014. He is a principal partner of SMI Landscape Architecture Inc., formerly known as Sánchez & Maddux Inc., in Palm Beach, Florida. The firm has received many awards and has clients throughout the country and the Bahamas. Jorge has been a friend of the Garden Conservancy over the years and helped plan our Society of Fellows garden-study tour to Palm Beach/Hobe Sound in 2006. He is also well known professionally to several members of our board: he designed Courtnay Daniels' garden in Hobe Sound, Florida; the Lenhardt Garden at the Gibbes Museum in Charleston, South Carolina; and a garden for Deborah Royce.
In March 2018, Jorge was awarded the Thomas N. Armstrong III Award in Landscape Design by the New York School of Interior Design. He was also the recipient of the Arthur Ross Award from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America in 2010 for "bringing classical themes and structure to the wild abundance of tropical gardens."