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GCA Medals: Achievement Medal

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The Achievement Medal is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement and in tribute to creative vision and ability in the interpretation and furtherance of the aims of The Garden Club of America.

Selection: The outstanding achievement may be in science, history, literature, practice of horticulture, in the art of landscape gardening, or in the field of civic planting, where distinction of accomplishment has been of national influence in promoting higher standards of public taste.

The decision of the awards committee must be approved by the executive committee and ratified by the board of directors.

History: The medal was designed in 1932 by Paul Manship and presented by Mrs. Henry Osborn Taylor, Middletown Garden Club, Connecticut. It was endowed in 1963 by a member of the Garden Club of Somerset Hills, New Jersey.

Other winners include Eloise Payne Luquer (1939), Mrs. Francis B. Crowninshield (1950), Corliss Knapp Engle (2005), and Christine D. Freitag (2007).

Award description on the certificate: for outstanding achievement and in tribute to creative vision and ability in the interpretation and furtherance of the aims of The Garden Club of America

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