2011 Horticulture Award of Merit Winners
Minouche Robinson, The Williamsburg Garden Club
For the past six years, Minouche has taught horticultural skills to sentenced juvenile offenders between the ages of 14 to 17. The goal of the program is to encourage students to further their education in the field once they have completed their sentence.
Susan Gentry, The Virginia Beach Garden Club
In addition to her work as a Garden Club of America Horticulture judge, Susan is an active member of the committee that produces The Tidewater Garden Symposium, a conference on gardening that takes place every other year.
Mary Wick, Three Chopt Garden Club
With a strong background in horticulture and landscape design, Mary has been an invaluable board member of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and a long term contributor to the Gillette Forum.
Betty Steel, The Petersburg Garden Club
Betty is very involved with the Wilcox Watershed Conservancy in Petersburg Bird Sanctuary. She has been instrumental in the development and promotion of her club's "With Paintbrush and Shovel" book and prints.
Marie Bundy, The Garden Club of Norfolk
President from 1992 to 1994 of the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. Marie was instrumental in having The Old Dominion Horticultural Society take over the Gardens from the city of Norfolk.
Margaret Ford, The James River Garden Club
Margaret gives talks to groups and conducts workshops on the planting, growing and care of daffodils. She has started a very successful children's program for the Virginia Daffodil Society, where she encourages children to grow and arrange for the Daffodil Show.
Cam Williams, The Garden Club of Gloucester
Cam generously shares her 50-acre farm and garden with an long list of groups. She organized Horticulture Field Days twice a year for the public during her tenure as Horticulture chair of GCG.
Nan Freed, The Garden Club of Danville
Nan has been the guiding star behind the creation of The Perkinson Rose Garden established on the grounds of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. She is also the principal caretaker of this garden