Massachusetts Horticultural Society invites you to the 117th Honorary Medals Dinner where we celebrate excellence in horticulture.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm
900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA
Thursday, October 20, 2015 6:30 PM Hunnewell Building
THE GEORGE ROBERT WHITE MEDAL OF HONOR
Peter J. Hatch, Director Emeritus of Gardens and Grounds for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation
Peter Hatch is currently an independent scholar living in Albemarle County, Virginia. He gardens, lectures, consults and writes about garden history. A celebrated author of four books on Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, he was responsible for the maintenance, interpretation and restoration of the 2,400-acre landscape at Monticello from 1977 to 2012. He initiated the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants, a unique nursery to preserve historic and Jefferson-related garden plants.
Peter J. Hatch and Monticello Vegetable Garden. Photo by Robert Llewellyn, courtesy of Thomas Jefferson Foundation
THE THOMAS ROLAND MEDAL
Darrell R. Probst, Plant Breeder and Epimedium expert
THE JACKSON DAWSON MEMORIAL AWARD
John Herbert Alexander III, Plant Propagator, Arnold Arboretum
Karen E. Binder, for her work as Executive Director of Blithewold, Inc. reinvigorating the organization and further preserving the property as a garden and arboretum destination.
Clark W. Bryan, for his 14 years of service to Massachusetts Horticultural Society as Director of Operations
Hollis Perry, long-time volunteer (gardening, special events including Festival of Trees, Flower Show and Gardeners’ Fair, tour leader) and retiring member of the Mass Hort Board of Directors
Edward H. Elliman, for his work as Plant Ecologist for The New England Wild Flower Society
Jane S. Hirschi, for her work as Founding Director of CitySprouts developing outdoor classrooms and gardens in local school yards
Volante Farms, David Volante, Steven Volante and Teri Volante Boardman in recognition of the continued development of the farms, garden center and farm stand expansion