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The Garden Club of America 2015 Zone IX Awards Banquet


It was a big night for the Memphis Botanic Garden at The Garden Club of America 2015 Zone IX Awards Banquet at Memphis Country Club.  The event was highlighted by the attendance of Laura Bush from Founders Garden Club of Dallas who received a Civic Improvement Commendation.  The other Civic Improvement Commendation was given to Jim Duncan, to recognize the accomplishments of the Memphis Botanic Garden.  Commendations are given to non-GCA members.

Ruthie Bowlin received a Civic Zone Improvement Award for the Sculpture Garden at the Memphis Botanic Garden and Buzzy Hussy received the other Civic Zone Improvement Award for her work with My Big Backyard and other influences she has had with the MBG.  Awards are given to CGA members.

Former Board President Lisa Snowden received the Zone Floral Design Achievement Award and Garden Supporter Jeanne Arthur one of the three Director’s Awards.

MBG’s friend and longtime Garden supporter Dabney Turley was recognized with a Zone Horticulture Commendation, Memphis Garden Club member Margot McNeeley received the Zone Conservation Award and Little Garden Club Member Virginia McLean received the Zone Historic Preservation Commendation.

All other awards were spread among the many representatives from from Texas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

Former MBG board president Janet Misner was instrumental in promoting the Memphis Botanic Garden within this organization and helping to make this a very special night for the Memphis Botanic Garden.

Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at 9:00 AM


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