Throughout his life, Robert Herman has enjoyed almost parallel careers in both education and horticulture. He spent more than 30 years as a professional horticulturist, almost seven of which were spent in Europe as “Meister” for the Countess von Zeppelin Nursery in Germany. At the Missouri Botanical Garden he served in the horticulture and education […]
Do you know a Connecticut resident who deserves to be honored and recognized for their significant and extraordinary contributions in horticulture or the art of gardening? If you do, please submit a nomination letter describing the background and qualifications of your nominee for the Connecticut Horticultural Society Mehlquist Award. In 1987, on its 100th anniversary, […]
Please take a moment to nominate an individual who has enhanced your experience with CHS for the 2018 Service Award. Anyone can submit a nomination. If you have benefited from any of the offerings CHS provides – lectures, workshops, garden visits, auctions, symposiums, raffles, etc. – remember it was possible because of volunteers. Your nomination […]
This year’s winner of the coveted Mehlquist award is long-time CHS member Tom Christopher. Tom’s career in gardening really began in his mother’s garden under her fine tutelage. He further enhanced his knowledge at the New York Botanic Garden’s School of Professional Horticulture and then honed his craft as a horticulturist at the Olmsted Brothers […]
By Justine Leeper, Awards Committee “Every organization needs new people to get involved because it’s their new ideas that strengthen the organization and provide the momentum to keep it growing and moving forward.” —Elaine Widmer The CHS Service Award recognizes a member who volunteers their time on committees and at events and engages others to […]
For more than 25 years CHS has acknowledging the accomplishments of CT Horticulturists with this special award. This award is given to a Connecticut plantsman or woman who has had an impact on the art of gardening or has made an extraordinary contribution to the world of horticulture.