Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 13, 2022

 American Horticultural Society 2022 Award Winners 

This Year’s winners are:

LIBERTY HYDE BAILEY AWARD: Bart O’Brien
The American Horticultural Society’s highest award, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Award is given to an individual who has made significant lifetime contributions to at least three of the following horticultural fields: teaching, research, communications, plant exploration, administration, art, business, and leadership.
Named after Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858–1954), horticulturist, educator, author. First awarded in 1958.

DR. H. MARC CATHEY AWARD: Elizabeth J. Mitcham, PhD
Given to an individual for outstanding scientific research that has enriched horticulture and plant science. Named for H. Marc Cathey, a horticultural scientist who served as President of the American Horticultural Society for many years.

Read about the winners of the 2022 Horticultural Society awards at 2022 Award Winners – American Horticultural Society

COMMUNITY GREENING AWARD: Atiya Wells
Given for exemplary contributions by an individual, institution, or company that demonstrate the application and value of horticulture to creating livable communities that are greener, healthier, and more equitable. First awarded in 1985 as the Urban Beautification Award; renamed for 2019.

EMERGING HORTICULTURAL PROFESSIONAL AWARD: Daria McKelvey and Sam Keitch
Recognizes significant achievements and/or leadership that have advanced the field of horticulture in America. First given in 2017. This year’s award is being given to two deserving candidates.

GARDEN STEWARDSHIP AWARD:Olbrich Botanical Gardens
This award is given to a public garden that embraces and exemplifies sustainable horticultural practices in design, maintenance, and/or programs. First awarded in 2021.

HORTICULTURAL INNOVATION: Bob Cantisano
Given to an individual or company whose innovations have made the field of horticulture more sustainable and accessible to all. New in 2022. Previously given as Luther Burbank Award, Paul Ecke Jr. Commercial Award, and G.B. Gunlogson Award.

HORTICULTURAL THERAPY AWARD: Derrick Stowell, PhD
Recognizes significant contributions to the field of horticultural therapy.

MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD: Mahrou Akhundzadeh
Recognizes outstanding service and generosity in support of the American Horticultural Society and sustainable gardening.

JANE L. TAYLOR AWARD: Kimberley Lough
Given to an individual, organization, or program that has inspired and nurtured future horticulturists through efforts in children’s and youth gardening. Named for Jane L. Taylor, youth advocate, horticulturist, educator

TEACHING AWARD: James Klett, PhD
Given to an individual whose ability to share his or her horticultural knowledge with others has contributed to a better public understanding of the plant world and its important influence on society.

Read more about the winners at https://ahsgardening.org/gardening-programs/national-awards/great-american-gardeners/2022-award-winners/ 

 

 


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