Gilkey Discusses Grass Alternatives with Sarasota Magazine

Michael was happy to speak with journalists over at Sarasota Magazine recently for their feature on grass alternatives. Michael discussed the impact of container gardening:  “Landscape artist Michael Gilkey is a big fan of container gardening, which refers to growing plants in pots, planters, urns, vessels and boxes, instead of in the ground. Container gardening […]

November 1, 2019   |   Read more

SRQ Interviews Gilkey in Edible Feature

Michael was happy to talk with the folks over at SRQ Magazine recently about one of his favorite topics: Edible Landscaping.  Local Landscape Architect Michael Gilkey, Jr. of Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. designs edible spaces with everything from orchards to raised veggie boxes, herb forests and heat-tolerant apple and peach trees. “There’s a romance to […]

September 10, 2019   |   Read more

We’ve Been Scouted!

We are proud to be included in the fifth volume of The Scout Guide Sarasota! These gorgeous books launched over the weekend, showcasing local “inspiration and information for living beautifully.” Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. is honored to be the exclusive landscape architect in this year’s edition. We are so grateful to our Cherokee Park clients […]

April 30, 2019   |   Read more

Gilkey Team Wins Two Awards in February

Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. was honored with two awards in February: a 2019 Best of Houzz award from the leading social network for homeowners and home professionals, and a Silver Home of the Year Award from SRQ Magazine.  The Best of Houzz awards are granted for profiles that are voted on most frequently by the Houzz […]

March 1, 2019   |   Read more

Gilkey’s Team Wins FLAA Curriculum Challenge Award

We’re fortunate enough to have won several distinguished awards over the years for our work in the residential landscape architecture sector, and each of them is special to us. Our latest achievement, however, is a little different–and it’s one we’re exceptionally proud of.  The Future Landscape Architects of America (FLAA) is a non-profit organization focused […]

November 12, 2018   |   Read more

Gilkey Part of Grand Aurora Team

Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. was proud to be part of an award-winning team at this year’s Aurora Awards, presented by the Southeast Building Conference. The Element House, designed by Solstice Planning and Architecture and built by NWC Construction, was the Grand Aurora winner in the Green Construction category.  We’re thankful to Solstice and NWC for […]

August 27, 2018   |   Read more

Gilkey Offers Advice for a Healthier Bay

We were honored to have been contacted by Harold Bubil, former Real Estate Editor for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, to discuss ways that homeowners can care for their landscapes with as little impact as possible on our suffering waterways. The conversation was featured in the Sunday edition of the newspaper, August 19.  “Agricultural runoff plays a […]

August 20, 2018   |   Read more

Early Gilkey Project Featured in Sarasota Magazine

We were delighted to be taken back to a wonderful time in our company’s history this morning, when Sarasota Magazine highlighted one of the last landscapes Mic and Michael designed together. This gorgeous property, now for sale on south Siesta Key, features several grand live oaks, a circular pool, and carefully framed views throughout its […]

August 17, 2018   |   Read more


  • 2019 Silver Home of the Year Award, SRQ Magazine
  • 2019 Best of Houzz Award
  • 2018 Curriculum Challenge Award, Future Landscape Architects of America
  • 2018 Grand Aurora Award, Southeast Building Conference
  • 2017 Platinum Building of the Year Award, SRQ Magazine
  • 2017 Top 50 Landscape Architects, Ocean Home Magazine
  • 2017 Best of Houzz Award
  • 2017 Best of Sarasota Magazine, Landscape Company Category
  • 2016 Top 50 Landscape Architects, Ocean Home Magazine 
  • 2016 Best of Houzz Award
  • 2016 Best of Sarasota Magazine, Landscape Company Category
  • 2015 Best of Houzz Award
  • 2015 Best of Sarasota Magazine, Landscape Company Category
  • 2014 Aurora Award
  • 2014 Platinum Home of the Year Award, SRQ Magazine
  • 2013 Award of Excellence, ASLA, Florida Chapter
  • 2011 Gold Home of the Year Award, SRQ Magazine
  • 2009 Award of Honor, ASLA, Florida Chapter
  • 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Florida
  • 2008 Roy S. Rood Award, FNGLA
  • 2008 Award of Excellence, FNGLA

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