Funded Projects List - Norman Singer Endowment Fund

The NARGS Endowment Fund was created in 1983 by Norm Singer. For the first several years the Fund was part of the operating account. In 1987 a separate account was created for the Endowment Fund. The Norman Singer Endowment Fund Projects photo gallery has an image gallery with numerous photos projects. To see photos of the various projects, click here.

This page contains links to documents provided by recipients of the Norman Singer Endowment. 

YEAR RECIPIENT REPORT(S)
1984
  1. Assistance in the publication (in Britain and Czechoslovakia) of a book on Saxifraga - $2000
 
1990
  1. Support for the T.H. Everett Memorial Rock Garden at the New York Botanical Garden - amount unknown at this time.
 
1992
  1. NARGS Bulletin for color if needed - $2000
  2. NARGS Slide Library improvements - $1000
 
1993
  1. Allegheny Chapter of NARGS for a public rock garden at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburg - $1600
  2. Don Hackenberry for travel to the Pacific Northwest to study phlox - $1100
  3. Panayoti Kelaidis for travel to South Africa to study the flora - $3300
 
1994
  1. Purchase of six shares in the Alpine Garden Society's expedition to collect new plant material in Yunnan and Sichuan, China - 450 pounds UK
 
1995
  1. Katherine Sauter for photographic documentation of the flora of the Kurile Islands, Russia - $2100
  2. Panayoti Kelaidis for a plant expedition to new areas of the Drakensberg in South Africa - $3500
 
1996
  1. City of Eugene, OR for construction of a rock garden - $4725
  2. John Hay Estate/Garden Conservancy (in the Fells, Newbury, N.H.) to document the history and condition of the rock garden. - $1000
  3. Paul Jones for botanical expedition to Yunnan, China. - $1500
 
1997
  1. New England Wild Flower Society, Framingham, MA., for renovation of their rock garden in 'Garden in the Woods' - $1000
  2. James Locklear for travel to support his research for a book on phlox. - $2500
 
1998
  1. New England Wild Flower Society, Framingham, MA., for building a rockfall for Rare and Endangered Plants garden - $3000
  2. Darrell Probst for study of Chinese Epimediums - $3000
  3. California Native Plant Society for photographs for a book on California native plants. - $1300
 
1999
  1. CRAGS for automated sprinkling system in Banff Rock Garden - $1050
  2. Alleghany Chapter of NARGS for plants and labels in the rock garden to be installed at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburg - $3500
  3. Taylor Sultan Neal for plant exploration in Sierra Buttes, CA. - $2800
    (Note: Taylor Neal returned the funds as the project did not take place.)
 
2000
  1. Adirondack Chapter garden construction of memorial for Al Wurster at local Cooperative Extension's Demonstration Garden - $1500
  2. Alaska Chapter seed expedition - $3500
  3. James Locklear for Phlox monograph - $1500
  4. Domaine Joly-De Lotbiniere in Quebec for public alpine garden - $3000
  5. Vail Alpine Garden Foundation (Vail, CO) for seed expedition to Chilean Andes - $3000
 
2001
  1. Dianne and Robert Fincham for Phase 2 construction of Coenosium Rock Garden at South Seattle Community College - $1600
  2. Oregon Flora Project for prototype Photo Gallery using 100 rock garden plants as a pilot data set - $3000
  3.  Rock garden reconstruction at Meadow Book Hall at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan. - $2000
  4. Justen Whittall for a study of North American Aquilegia diversity - $1500
  5. Janis Noyes for photography and study in Europe of Sempervivum which will lead to a book - $1500
  6. Marcel Jouseau for a study to establish growth requirements of Aquilegia jonesii Parry and delineate its potential natural distribution - $2000 
 
2002
  1. Denver Botanic Gardens for renovation of rock alpine garden, Brochure - $6000
  2. Professor Rankin, study relationships between members of Gentianaceae and the soil in which they grow - $1500
  3. Temple University Landscape Arboretum (Philadephia) to completely renovate rock wall: redesign, new plantings, signage- $2500
 
2003
  1. Betty Ford Alpine Rock Garden setting, Vail, CO - $4000
  2. Nova Scotia Agricultural College (Truro, N.S.) - assist in completion of new area added at Rock Garden entry - $6700
  3. University of British Columbia alpine house renovation/upgrades - $4000 
 
2004
  1. Denver Botanic Garden - Mt. Goliath Alpine/Rock Garden expansion - $4000
  2. Lakewold Botanic Gardens (Lakewood, WA.) - expand rock garden display - $1250
  3. Montreal Botanic Gardens - crevice garden with Lincoln Foster's favorite plants, and first suggested crevice gardens in North America - $5000 
  4. Malcolm McGregor - study and photograph Saxifrage in North America - $3000
 
2005
  1. Pacifica, Southern Oregon - construction of rock garden by Josef Halda - $2875
  2. Rod Haenni - seed collecting trip to the Atlas Mountains - $2200
  3. V. Holubec - to assist in publishing of 'The Caucasus and its Flowers' - $4600
  4. Marcel Jouseau - establish growth requirements for various plants - $2500
 
2006
  1. The Fells, Newbury, NH - continuation of the rehabilitation of Clarence Hay Garden - $3500
  2. University of Wisconsin (Madison), Allen Centennial Gardens for tufa bed - $1500
  3. John Gyer - research on soil of root zone of sessile trillumns - $800
  4. Square Park, New York City - plant propagation - $4000 
 
2007
  1. Dianne Reeck for a study of Erythronium revolutum - $1500
  2. University of Newfoundland in St. John's for creation of a crevice garden - $2150
  3. Toronto Botanical Garden for 3 permanent troughs - $2875 
  4. U. Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens for rebuilding Marie Azary Rock Garden - $2250
 
2008
  1. JC Raulston Arboretum - $2000  Support of the scree rock garden and roof-top scree garden at NC State University, Raleigh.
  2. Berry Botanic Garden (Portland, OR), Kris Freitag, for rock garden renovation- $2500    
  3. Oregon Shool for the Blind (Salem, OR) for building rock, bog and crevice gardens - $1500. ( Note: School closed summer 2009.)
  4. Spencer Crest Nature Center (Corning, NY), Bill Plummer, for buiding a rock garden - $2000 

2008 Overview
Raulston Report
Raulston Appendix1
Raulston Appendix2
Spencer Crest

2009
  1. Spring Creek Gardens in Ft. Collins, CO for starting the garden - $6,000
 
2010
  1. Alaska Rock Garden Society, Anchorage, AK- $1000 for planting a tufa bed in the Alaska Botanical Garden.
  2. Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville, WI- $1500 for renovation of existing alpine garden.
  3. The Fells, Newbury, NH- $3500 for continued renovation of the Clarence Hay Rock Garden.
 
2011
  1. NARGS Seed Exchange for electronic seed ordering - $3000
  2. Allegheny Chapter for installation of rock garden - $1500
  3. The Iowa Arboretum for installation of alpine rock garden - $1500
 
2012
  1. JC Raulston Arboretum - $2500
  2. Oregon State University Discovery Garden - $2000
 
2013
  1. New England Wildflower Society. Funding to cover expenses associated with the recognition of the Trillium collections with the North American Plant Collections Consortium. - $2000
  2. Susann Nilsson, Amateur botanist with excellent references.  Funding required to cover travel and research in order to write a monograph on the Genus Pulsatilla. - $2000

 
2014
  1. Dart’s Hill Garden, BC: To purchase plants for new tufa garden. - $1450
  2. Yampa River Botanic Park, CO: Purchase plants for new crevice garden and educational materials. - $1450

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

None

 

2016

Vojtech Holubec (Prague, Czech Republic) - printing book on flowers of the Tian Shan region of Asia

$5,000

 2017

Juniper Level Botanic Garden (Raleigh, North Carolina) - construction of dry crevice and lime seep garden using concrete slabs to evaluate plants that normally die in southern U.S. gardens

$5,000

Susann Nilsson (Mariannelund, Sweden) - field work on Pulsatilla in Asia and preparation of monograph

$2,500