Recipients of the 2018 NARGS Awards were announced at the NARGS Annual Meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland, on July 8. The awards were presented by Panayoti Kelaidis, chair of the Awards Committee and by Betty Spar, NARGS president.
Award of Merit for outstanding contributions to rock and alpine gardening: Bodil Larsen, Outer Cove, Newfoundland
Edgar T. Wherry Award for outstanding contributions in the dissemination of information about native North American plants: Todd Boland, St. John’s, Newfoundland
Francis Cabot Award for an outstanding public garden: Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden
Geoffrey Charlesworth Writing Award for best article in the Rock Garden Quarterly: Ger van den Beuken, Horst, The Netherlands.
Linc and Timmy Foster Millstream Garden Award for creating a superior garden which reflects the standards of the Millstream Garden: Elisabeth and Rod Zander, Goshen, Connecticut
Marcel Le Piniec Award for outstanding contributions to enriching and extending the range of plants available to rock gardeners: Karen Lehrer and Kirk Fieseler, Laporte Avenue Nursery, Fort Collins, Colorado
Marvin Black Award for someone who excels at promoting the goals of the society: Anna Leggatt, East York, Ontario
Norman Singer Endowment grant awarded: Jason Johns, PhD student, University of California-Santa Barbara to identify the genes responsible for alpine dwarfism in Aquilegia jonesii and genes responsible for growing it.
Norman Singer Endowment grant awarded: Green Spring Gardens, Fairfax, Virginia, for renovation of existing rock garden and creation of crevice garden.