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GCA Medals: Florens DeBevoise Medal

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The Florens DeBevoise Medal is awarded for horticultural achievement in the fields of hybridizing, collecting or nurturing, with preference to plant material suitable for rock gardens.

Award description on the certificate: For horticultural achievement in the fields of hybridizing, collecting, or nurturing

History: The Florens DeBevoise Medal was designed in 1954 by Mrs. Alden Bryan and presented by the Sasqua Garden Club in memory of Mrs. Charles I. DeBevoise, a founder of the club.

Mrs. DeBevoise, founder of the American Rock Garden Society, was a botanist and authority on landscaping with alpine plants. She conducted extensive experiments with their propagation at her renowned Cronamere Nursery. Many rare herbaceous plants and shrubs imported by the U.S. Agricultural Station were sent to her to determine correct cultivation and hardiness in the east. She also developed methods for dwarfing various types of plants, which she exhibited in miniature gardens.

 

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