The Federated Garden
Clubs Of Connecticut,
THE FEDERATED GARDEN CLUBS OF CONNECTICUT, INC. AWARDS
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
Gwen Berg, Greenhouses Chair.
For the monthly presentation of an endangered plant using display information from the Herbarium.
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Silver tray awarded for Garden Therapy.
PUBLIC RELATIONS AWARDS
Publicity Pressbooks, third place in the Large Club category.
1991 - For work with local organizations in construction and maintenance of island beds at the junction of Routes 7 and 33.
1992 - Horticulture Award for outstanding division, "Bouquets for 70 Years," a standard flower show.
1992 - Staging Award for distinguished staging, "Bouquets for 70 Years," a standard flower show.
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
1992 - Silver tray awarded for Civic Development to a club with sixty or more members. "Keep Wilton Beautiful” campaign.
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
1992 "Bouquets for 70 Years,” a standard flower show.
PAULINE B. TYLER AWARD
1993 – For excellence in promoting conservation and/or legislation. Conservation Committee for Ferns & Flowering Plants of Wilton.
2016 - For excellence in promoting conservation or legislation, awarded to the Club’s Conservation Committee, for their work with Yale’s Peabody Museum Herbarium, in digitizing the images of over 1,200 preserved plant specimens and recording the data for the Marybeth Wheeler Herbarium.
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
1999 - "Lasting Impressions," a standard flower show
1999 - Class VI, First Place
2001 - Publication Award for Monthly Newsletter, First Place for Extra Large Club
2003 - Publication Award for Monthly Newsletter, First Place for Extra Large Club
CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
2003 – Tommy Donnan Certificate of Merit for Club Publication of “Perennial Favorites, Recipes from Gardeners,” published May 2002
LUCILLE SCHAVOIR AWARD
2005 - Wilton Garden Club for outstanding garden club work
2005 - Outstanding Horticulture Division, “Wicked Enchantment,” a standard flower show. Superior Schedule, “Wicked Enchantment,” a standard flower show. Distinguished Staging, “Wicked Enchantment,” a standard flower show.
HORTICULTURAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
2007 - Green House, workshops and plant sale.
2007 - Wilton’s Wondrous Trees.
ELLEN CARDER AWARD
2007 – Bobbie Shavell, for overall excellence in horticulture.
LILLIAN M. RATHBURN AWARD
2007 - Melinda Wolcott, for excellence in all areas of garden club work.
CERTIFICATE OF INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT
2007 – Garden Therapy Educational Exhibit on Solar/Geothermal installation at 11 Belden Hill Road during “Bountiful Fare” a Standard Flower Show and house tour.
2013 – Suzanne Knutson, for excellence in landscape design.
2016 - Pam Nobumoto, for her leadership in creating and continuing to organize the Club’s youth garending program, “Green Teens” for middle-schoolers at Trackside Teen Center.
2016 - Mya Smith, for leading seniors with care and devotion in unique and interesting garden oriented activities in the Club's Garden Therapy program
THE MARY LONCIN FLOWER SHOW AWARD
2014 - "Timeless Gatherings", the highest scoring flower show in the state
NGA AWARD # 57 -ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
2014 - Excellence of a Standard Flower Show in a Public Building, "Timeless Gatherings"
2014 - Excellence in Design, "Timeless Gatherings"; Excellence in Horticulture, "Timeless Gatherings"; Excellence in Educational Exhibits, "Timeless Gatherings": Excellence in Photography, "Timeless Gatherings"; Excellence in Schedule, "Timeless Gatherings"
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION
2014- Michele Klink and Carole Steiner, "New Year's Night" in "A Taste of the Holidays - Whimsical & Wonderful Tablescapes, "Timeless Gatherings"
CIVICS CREATIVITY AWARD
2016 - For an unusual or outstanding and creative project in the area of civic responsibility, awarded to the Club’s Civics Committee for its continued focus on civic beautification, especially its work at Horseshoe Pond, the Post Office, Veterans’ Memorial Green, Merwin Meadows, Town of Wilton signs, Hanging Flower Baskets, and Holiday wreaths and donated centerpieces.
JOYCE B. HARRIS AWARD
2016 - For outstanding horticulture achievement in the recipient’s club and community, awarded to Jerre Dawson, chair of the Club’s Horticulture Committee, for her continued efforts to educate members on propagation methods, managing the operation of the Club’s Greenhouse and leading the growing efforts for the plants that the Club sells at the Plant Sale.
LUCKINER YOUTH AWARD
2016 - For outstanding work with youth in areas of gardening, horticulture or conservation, awarded to the Club’s Youth Gardening Committee, for its “Green Teens” program, that gets middle-schoolers involved with creating and maintaining vegetable and flower gardens, teaches the importance of healthy foods, and encourages them to give back to the community by donating their produce and flowers to the Food Pantry and Senior Center.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS & CONSERVATION CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
2016 - Awarded to the Club’s Conservation Committee for their efforts in co-sponsoring the “Walk and Talk” series of lectures & guided hikes that promote the appreciation of the town’s open spaces.
HISTORIC, MEMORIAL & PUBLIC GARDENS CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
2016 - Awarded to the Club’s Conservation Committee for their continued efforts with the Wilton Historical Society to renovate and care for the Colonial Herb Garden.
CIVIC DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
2017 “Lee Bauerfeld Beautification Award” – Wilton Garden Club
A silver bowl, awarded to a club for an outstanding civic project in the community. It was presented to WGC in recognition of our Club’s excellent work redesigning and installing three new gardens to grace the Veteran’s Memorial Green, located in the center of town.
2017 Certificate of Individual Achievement – Linda Schmidt
Awarded for Linda’s leadership in the WGC year-round preparations for an extensive holiday outreach program to families in need and for the elderly. She oversees material collections, directs workshops, and manages distributions of this very worthwhile community project – conveying beauty and kindness.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS AND CONSERVATION AWARDS
2017 Certificate of Individual Achievement - Tina Duncan
Awarded for Tina’s leadership in promoting public awareness of the environment through the “Go Green” project, the “How Green Could Wilton Be?” symposium, the Norwalk Tree Festival, the replacement of trees in Schenck’s Island Park, and more. Tina is an avid conservationist with strong interests in creating responsible stewardship.
2017 “Mary Freng Sherley Memorial Award” – Ann Collis
This a silver bowl awarded for horticultural excellence, presented for Ann’s horticultural leadership both at the club’s greenhouse, which organically propagates the plants the club uses for their plant sale, and in the establishment of the club’s Green Teens program, where she shares her horticultural expertise with the teens and encourages their enthusiasm for horticultural activities. She also helped to spearhead a milkweed seed starting project and plants the seedlings around town as part of a pollinator highway.
2017 Club Certificate of Achievement – Wilton Garden Club
The WGC completed their second year at “Green Teens Gardening at Trackside,” an after-school program for grades 5 – 8. They had five speakers on different aspects of gardening and expanded their raised beds to eight with the help of Boy Scout Troop 20. They also added a drip irrigation line and new compost bins. Green Teens produced over 200 pounds of fresh vegetables and herbs, which they donated to the Wilton Food Pantry along with jars of dried herbs. The teens also delivered jars of fresh flowers and herbs to the elderly at the Wilton Senior Center.
PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS AWARDS
2017 Publicity Press Books 1st Place Award (Extra Large Club) - Wilton Garden Club’s 2016 Press Book
2017 1st Place, Class VI (100+ members) – Wilton Garden Club’s 2016 – 2017 Yearbook
Providing Community Service, Education, Horticulture,
Conservation and Artistry