AMERICAN PUBLIC GARDENS ASSOCIATION
2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
JUNE 25 - JULY 9 2020

2020 Award Recipients


Honorary Life Member Award

Well known as the long-time Director of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania , Paul has had an outstanding career of accomplishment. His success in his first position as Curator of the Living Collection in 1976, provided the opportunity for him to be chosen as Director of Horticulture in...

Service Award

Paul B. Redman is an award-winning leader of public gardens, known for his dedication to the beauty and sustainability of gardens, and to the training of future generations of horticulture professionals. A hallmark of Paul’s leadership is building a culture of planning to propel a shared vision forward.

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Award of Merit

Dr. Susan L. Hamilton is recently retired from the University of Tennessee (UT) where she was Director of the UT Gardens and Associate Professor of Public Horticulture, Department of Plant Sciences. She was the leader in advocating, formulating, and maintaining a Plant Sciences major concentration in Public Horticulture...

Award of Merit

Sadafumi Uchiyama, Garden Curator of Portland Japanese Garden, is a third-generation Japanese gardener and landscape architect. His family has been involved in gardening since 1909 in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. His training started at a very early age, first under his  grandfather, father, and uncles, and later with his...

Professional Citation Award

Dr. Tara Moreau joined UBC Botanical Garden in 2014 as Associate Director of Sustainability and Community Programs. In 2012, Tara completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions through a joint appointment at UBC and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She holds a...

Garden Excellence Award

Portland Japanese Garden sits nestled in the hills of Portland, Oregon’s iconic Washington Park, overlooking the city and providing a tranquil, urban oasis for locals and travelers alike. Designed in 1963, it encompasses 12 acres with eight separate garden styles, and includes an authentic Japanese Tea House,...

Program Excellence Award

Founded in 2003, Windy City Harvest (WCH) is the Chicago Botanic Garden’s urban agriculture division, driven by a mission to leverage the power of Chicago’s food system to address environmental sustainability, economic prosperity, and community health. WCH has built its programs in partnership with more than 80...

Program Excellence Award

Step through a giant keyhole into The Secret Garden. Take a wild rumpus with Max and his merry monsters from Where the Wild Things Are. Sit beside Piglet and Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood. These classics and more are charmingly recreated with local painters, sculptors and storytellers for the delightful...

Dorothy E. Hansell Marketing Award

Trees play a critical role in the beauty and health of our natural landscapes. They provide shade to people and plants, soak up carbon dioxide and give off oxygen, and provide needed food and habitat for numerous insects and other animals. Trees have a fascinating story to tell. The Missouri Botanical...

Dorothy E. Hansell Marketing Award

Naples Botanical Garden received the coveted American Public Gardens Association Award for Garden Excellence in 2017. We were the youngest garden ever to be awarded this national honor, and the Garden began planning celebrations with our volunteers, donors, members, and community. But Mother Nature...

Operational Sustainability Award

As the world has grown more complex and its pace more hurried, there is one spot in the heart of Central Florida where time stands still and a sense of peace and tranquility prevail. Bok Tower Gardens has offered some of Florida’s most remarkable experiences to more than 20 million visitors since 1929....