2013 Great American Gardeners Awards
Alexandria, VA (March 21, 2013). The American Horticultural Society (AHS) is pleased to announce the distinguished recipients of the Society’s 2013 Great American Gardeners Awards. Individuals, organizations, and companies that receive these awards represent the best in American gardening and horticulture. Each has contributed significantly to fields such as plant research, garden communication, landscape design, youth gardening, floral design, and teaching.
Among this year’s winners is Paul E. Cappiello, executive director of Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, Kentucky, who is receiving the AHS’s highest honor, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Award. The AHS applauds all of this year’s recipients for their passionate commitment to American gardening and their outstanding achievements within their area of expertise. This year’s recipients are:
- Paul E. Cappiello (Crestwood, Kentucky)—Liberty Hyde Bailey Award
- Dennis J. Werner (Raleigh, North Carolina)—Luther Burbank Award
- Neil Diboll (Westfield, Wisconsin)—Paul Ecke Jr. Commercial Award
- Steven Cline (St. Louis, Missouri)—G.B. Gunlogson Award
- Matthew J. Wichrowski (Bohemia, New York)—Horticultural Therapy Award
- Sandra Youssef Clinton (Hyattsville, Maryland)—Landscape Design Award
- Kurt Bluemel (Baldwin, Maryland)—Meritorious Service Award
- Melinda Myers (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)—B.Y. Morrison Communication Award
- Parker Andes (Asheville, North Carolina)—Professional Award
- The Edible Schoolyard Project (Berkeley, California)—Jane L. Taylor Award
- Catherine C. Lavis (Manhattan, Kansas)—Teaching Award
- Joshua David and Robert Hammond (New York, New York)—Urban Beautification Award
On Thursday, June 6, 2013, the American Horticultural Society will honor these award recipients during the Great American Gardeners Awards Ceremony and Banquet, held at the Society’s national headquarters at River Farm in Alexandria, Virginia.
For descriptions of each award and brief biographies of this year’s recipients, please visit www.ahs.org/awards. Contact Viveka Neveln at (703) 768-5700 ext. 120 or firstname.lastname@example.org for photos and more details.
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The American Horticultural Society, founded in 1922, is an educational, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to making America a nation of gardeners, a land of gardens. Its mission is to open the eyes of all Americans to the vital connection between people and plants, to inspire all Americans to become responsible caretakers of the Earth, to celebrate America’s diversity through the art and science of horticulture; and to lead this effort by sharing the Society’s unique national resources with all Americans.