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GCA Medal Winners: Bonnylin Woods Martin Medal

2020 Kathy Powell

Peachtree Garden Club, Zone VIII

With deep appreciation for her extraordinary creativity and her ability to inspire others through her original designs which elevate the floral design art form.

2018 Ginnie Tietjens

Huntingdon Valley Garden Club, Zone V

In recognition of her creativity and astonishing artistry in the fine art of floral design, and the contagious enthusiasm with which she shares her talent.

2014 Susan Detjens

Millbrook Garden Club, Zone III

For her unlimited generosity of time, her astute leadership, talented mentoring, unmatched creativity, and her unquestioning loyalty to The Garden Club of America.

2008 Jane Godshalk

Four Counties Garden Club, Zone V

Flower arranger extraordinaire, Jane has studied both in the United States and abroad.  She has exhibited at major flower shows all over the country and won uncounted blue ribbons and other honors.   At the Chelsea Flower Show, she received the Silver Gilt Medal.  Jane is on the faculty of Longwood Gardens, teaching Floral Design and writes articles for GCA by Design and for The Green Scene, the magazine of the PA Horticultural Society.

2005 Penny Horne

Presented to Penny Horne in recognition of her original quality of designs and support of the art of flower arranging on the national and international level.

2004 Helen Goddard

Garden Club of Buzzards Bay, Zone I

To Helen Kingsley Goddard in recogntion of her special talent and her commitment to the art of flower arranging so that others may share in its rewards.

2003 Nancy D'Oench

Middletown Garden Club, Zone II

For her superb accomplishments as a gifted flower arranger, lecturer, author and judge who unfailingly stretches our imaginations with boundless creativity.

2002 Gail Emmons

Orinda Garden Club, Zone XII

Presented to:  Gail Emmons, a flower arranger who studied Sogetsu Ikebana over twenty five years ago and has brought her unique talent of mixing east and west joins with her favorite school of thought, "dare to be different".

2001 Carol Swift

Lake Forest Garden Club, Zone XI

Presented to Carol Swift of Lake Forest, Illinois, who through her great talent and active participation has raised the quality of flower shows, increasing the recognition and appreciation this art form receives, thus making a real contribution to the wonderful world of flower arranging.

1999 Gay Estes

The Garden Club of Houston, Zone IX

To Gay Gooch Estes for her commitment to the art of flower arranging in which she shows distinctive talent and unbounded creativity.

1998 Ann Hamilton Bucknall

For her passion for flower arrangement and particular talent in creative design.