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  • 2018 Great American Gardeners

    Nominate your horticultural hero for one of the 2018 Great American Gardeners Awards.

    2018 Great American Gardeners

    Nomination Process

    Each year, the American Horticultural Society celebrates outstanding achievements, encourages excellence, and inspires innovation in the art and science of horticulture through its Great American Gardeners Awards Program.

    Submit your nomination to honor a memorable professor, a favorite garden book author, or the driving force behind an incredible community project. Complete your nomination online or print and mail by September 30, 2017. Award recipients will be announced in the March/April 2018 issue of The American Gardener magazine.  Email education@ahsgardening.org or call (703) 768-5700 ext. 121 with questions.


    In 2018, we will be giving the following awards:

    • Liberty Hyde Bailey Award
    • Emerging Horticultural Professional Award
    • B. Y. Morrison Communication Award
    • H. Marc Cathey Award
    • Jane L. Taylor Award
    • Landscape Design Award
    • Meritorious Service Award
    • Paul Ecke Jr. Commercial Award
    • Professional Award
    • Teaching Award
    • Urban Beautification Award

    The following awards are given on a rolling basis. 

    Apply online (separate form) or print and mail anytime.

    • Catherine H. Sweeney Award
    • Frances Jones Poetker Award
    • G. B. Gunlogson Award
    • Horticultural Therapy Award