FLOWER SHOW AWARDS
1992 – Horticulture Award for outstanding division, “Bouquets for 70 Years”
1992 – Staging Award for distinguished staging, “Bouquets for 70 Years”
1992 – Certificate of Achievement, “Bouquets for 70 Years,” a standard flower show.
1999 – Certificate of Achievement, “Lasting Impressions,” a standard flower show
2005 – Outstanding Horticulture Division, “Wicked Enchantment”
2005 – Superior Schedule, “Wicked Enchantment”
2005 – Distinguished Staging, “Wicked Enchantment”
2007 – Certificate of Individual Achievement, Garden Therapy Educational Exhibit on Solar/Geothermal installation at 11 Belden Hill Road during “Bountiful Fare” a Standard Flower Show and house tour
2015 – Excellence in Design, “Timeless Gatherings”
2015 – Excellence in Horticulture, “Timeless Gatherings”
2015 – Excellence in Educational Exhibits, “Timeless Gatherings”
2015 – Excellence in Photography, “Timeless Gatherings”
2015 – Excellence in Schedule, “Timeless Gatherings”
2015 – Certificate of Appreciation, Michele Klink and Carole Steiner, “New Year’s Night” in “A Taste of the Holidays – Whimsical & Wonderful Tablescapes, “Timeless Gatherings”
2018 – Citation for Excellence in Schedule, “Art in Bloom”
2018 – Citation for Excellence in Educational Exhibits, “Art in Bloom”
2020 – CT Flower Show Individual Awards: 2nd Place ribbon to Michele Klink for her Class 17 Design “Sailboats and Sunsets” and Honorable Mention to Carol Steiner for her Petite Creative Mass design titled “Strawberry Moon.”
2021 – Connecticut Flower Show Award of Achievement: for a Flower Show evaluated and scoring 90+ “A Century of Flowers in Fashion” Wilton Garden Club.
2021 – Flower Show Award Citation – Youth Outstanding Youth Section “A Century of Flowers in Fashion” Pam Nobumoto and Laurie Musilli
THE MARY LONCIN FLOWER SHOW AWARD: highest scoring flower show in the state
2012 – “Fun, Friends and Flowers”
2015 – “Timeless Gatherings”
2018 – “Art in Bloom”
GARDEN THERAPY AWARDS
Award of Excellence, awarded for Garden Therapy.
2016 – Tribute Award, Mya Smith, for leading seniors with care and devotion in unique and interesting garden oriented activities in the Club’s Garden Therapy program
2018 – Certificate of Individual Achievement, Bobbi Kahan, for her excellent work on monthly programs in garden therapy.
2021 –Tribute Award in Garden Therapy, awarded to Julie Sweeney, for her excellent work and guidance over the years in the Club’s Garden Therapy program with seniors at Comstock Community Center.
2022- Garden Therapy Certificate of Achievement, Mary Otocka
2023- Tribute Award in Garden Therapy, awarded to Mary Otocka, for her leadership and dedication in growing the Garden Therapy program for senior citizens from 6 or 7 participants to 24. The program is so popular, that the Town of Wilton Senior Center has offered to pay 100% of the expenses going forward!
2007 – Horticultural Excellence Award to the Green House, workshops and plant sale.
2007 – Ellen Carder Award, Bobbie Shavell, for overall excellence in horticulture.
2016 – Mary Freng Sherley Memorial Award, Ann Collis, for horticultural excellence.
2016 – Joyce B. Harris Award, Jerre Dawson, for outstanding horticulture achievement in the recipient’s club and community.
2020 – Joyce P. Harris Award, for outstanding horticulture achievement in the recipient’s Club & Community, awarded to: Karen Murchison, for all she has accomplished managing the Club’s Greenhouse.
2022 – Tribute Award, Jennifer Davatzes
LANDSCAPE AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN AWARDS
2013 – Tribute Award, Suzanne Knutson, for excellence in landscape design.
1993 – Pauline B. Tyler Award, for excellence in promoting conservation and/or legislation. Conservation Committee for Ferns & Flowering Plants of Wilton.
2016 – Environmental, Concerns & Conservation Certificate, to the Club’s Conservation Committee for their efforts in co-sponsoring the “Walk and Talk” series of lectures & guided hikes that promote the appreciation of the town’s open spaces.
2016 – Pauline B. Tyler Award, for excellence in promoting conservation or legislation, awarded to the Club’s Conservation Committee, for their work with Yale’s Peabody Museum Herbarium, in digitizing the images of over 1,200 preserved plant specimens and recording the data for the Marybeth Wheeler Herbarium.
2019 – Pauline B. Tyler Award, Environmental Concerns and Conservation- Jackie Algon- for unwavering support of conservation related issues, Town of Wilton Tree Committee, Wilton Conservation Commission & Wilton Go Green.
2019 – Certificate of Achievement – Elizabeth Craig – participation in all aspects of the Pollinator Pathway; Chairs the Inland Wetland Commission and Zero Waste Fair; active member of Conservation Committee and Wilton Go Green
2021 – Pauline B. Tyler Award, for outstanding work in Environmental Concerns and Conservation, presented to Anne Djupedal Gura and Wayne Gura, for the beautiful note cards they created from the club’s Marybeth Wheeler and Anna E. Carpenter Herbaria.
2023 – Tribute Award in Conservation – Jackie Algon for her many outstanding contributions over the past 11 years, both to the club and the greater Wilton community. She has been a Conservation Committee Co-Chair, as well as serving on the Town of Wilton Conservation Commission. She led the Town Tree Committee and is a founding member of the Pollinator Pathway. Jackie led the Friends of Kent Pond project, working with the Wilton Department of Environmental Affairs and CT DEEP, to raise over $6K to stock the pond with Grass Carp to eat the invasive plants. The result is a return of wildlife including nesting swans, duck and geese. These are just a few of her accomplishments. She is a tireless advocate for all of our local conservation organizations, and always shares her knowledge through teaching classes, podcasting and writing articles on the topic.
2023 – Club Certificate of Achievement – Environmental Concerns – awarded to the Conservation Committee, led by Wayne Guru and Anne, for their work in growing native perennials from seed for WGC use.
HISTORIC, MEMORIAL & PUBLIC GARDENS AWARDS
2016 – Certificate of Achievement to the Club’s Conservation Committee for their continued efforts with the Wilton Historical Society to renovate and care for the Colonial Herb Garden.
2017 Certificate of Individual Achievement, Tina Duncan, for leadership in promoting public awareness of the environment through the “Go Green” project, the “How Green Could Wilton Be?” symposium, the Norwalk Tree Festival, and the replacement of trees in Schenck’s Island Park.
CIVIC DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
1991 – Award of Excellence, for work with local organizations in construction and maintenance of island beds at the junction of Routes 7 and 33.
1992 – Civic Development Citation to a club with sixty or more members. “Keep Wilton Beautiful” campaign.
2007 – Community Award for Wilton’s Wondrous Trees
2016 – Civics Creativity Award, for an unusual or outstanding and creative project in the area of civic responsibility, awarded to the Club’s Civics Committee for its continued focus on civic beautification, especially its work at Horseshoe Pond, the Post Office, Veterans’ Memorial Green, Merwin Meadows, Town of Wilton signs, Hanging Flower Baskets, and Holiday wreaths and donated centerpieces
2017 – Lee Bauerfeld Beautification Award for an outstanding civic project in the community in recognition of our Club’s excellent work redesigning and installing three new gardens to grace the Veteran’s Memorial Green, located in the center of town.
2017 – Certificate of Individual Achievement, Linda Schmidt for leadership in the WGC year-round preparations for an extensive holiday outreach program to families in need and for the elderly.
2018 – Certificate of Individual Achievement, Suzanne Knutson for her dedication to her community’s beautification and her excellence in overseeing the plethora of civics projects that her club takes part in each year.
2019 – Award of Honor – maintaining a record of exceptional achievement, for over a period of 5 years, in upholding the aims and purposes of the Federation. Award was accepted by Civics chairs Suzanne Knutson and Linda Schmidt.
2019 – Civic Development Award of Excellence – for many civic projects, beautification of downtown by raising funds and revitalizing flowering baskets and seasonal displays on light poles.
2020 – Civic Development Tribute Award, presented for outstanding contributions in the area of Civic Development, awarded to: Suzanne Knutson, for years of civic beautification efforts in Wilton.
2021 – Civic Development Award of Excellence, presented to Wilton Garden Club for their activities celebrating their 100th Anniversary, including planting a “Daffodil Mile,” hosting a “Daffodil Festival” and promoting all the events through creative social media posts.
PUBLICATION AND OTHER MEDIA AWARDS
Publicity Pressbooks, third place in the Large Club category.
1999 – First Place, Class VI Year Book
2001 – Publication Award for Monthly Newsletter, First Place for Extra Large Club
2003 – Certificate of Merit, Tommy Donnan, for Club Publication of “Perennial Favorites, Recipes from Gardeners,” published May 2002
2003 – Publication Award, for Monthly Newsletter, First Place for Extra Large Club
2016 – 1st Place Award, Publicity Press Book
2018 – Certificate of Merit, for Electronic Media/Website
2018 – First Place, Class VI Yearbook
2020 – Public Relations Certificate of Individual Achievement, awarded to: Gretchen Kilmartin, for the development of the Club’s new website
2020 – Yearbook Certificate, following NGC scoring and guidelines, awarded to: Wilton Garden Club, 2nd Place
2021 – Newsletter Certificate of Merit, awarded to Wilton Garden Club for excellence in their club Newsletter, “Garden Variety”
2021 – Website Certificate of Merit, awarded to Wilton Garden Club for excellence in their club website.
2022 – Tribute Award in Communication, awarded to Sherry Johnson for her work on WGCs public relations.
2016 – Luckner Youth Award for outstanding work with youth in areas of gardening, horticulture or conservation, awarded to the Club’s Youth Gardening Committee, for it’s “Green Teens” program.
2016 – Tribute Award, Pam Nobumoto, for her leadership in creating and continuing to organize the Club’s youth gardening program, “Green Teens” for middle-schoolers at Trackside Teen Center.
2017 – Certificate of Achievement, Youth Gardening Committee, for “Green Teens” youth gardening program at Trackside.
2018 – Luckner Youth Award for outstanding work with a youth group in a school setting or with other youth groups, “Green Teens” youth gardening program at Trackside Teen Center.
2019 – Luckner Youth Award – for the time spent working with and teaching Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts at the Trackside Neighborhood Garden, various Town Gardens and the community
2019 – Youth Award of Excellence – for engaging the Wilton High School students in all aspects of our club and in various town gardens and historic locations in town during their Internship Program
2019 – CT Tribute Award – Youth – Pam Nobumoto – inspiration to members and dedication to the club, youth programs, Trackside, Food Pantry and Senior Center.
2020 – Luckner Youth Award, for outstanding work with youth in programs conducted outside of a school setting, awarded to: Wilton Garden Club, for their work with Wilton Women’s Club and their daughters at the Trackside youth garden, with Green Teens after school gardening program, and at the Outdoor Learning Center at the elementary school in Wilton.
2020 – Club Certificate of Achievement, for outstanding work with youth in a school setting, awarded to: Wilton Garden Club, for their 17-day Internship Program with 4 High School Students.
2021 – Luckner Youth Award, Certificate of Achievement, for outstanding work with youth in programs conducted outside of a school setting, awarded to Wilton Garden Club, for their work with Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts at the club’s “Green Teens” program, including two Eagle Scout projects.
2021 – Tribute Award in Youth Activities, awarded to Laurie Musilli, for her leadership and excellent work with the kids in the “Green Teens” program at Trackside Teen Center.
2023 – Luckner Club Certificates of Achievement (Youth), awarded to the “Green Teens” program at Trackside Teen Center, led by Laurie Musilli and Pam Nobumoto.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS
2005 – Lucille Schavoir Award, Wilton Garden Club, for outstanding garden club work
2007 – Lillian M. Rathburn Award, Melinda Wolcott, for excellence in all areas of garden club work.
2020 – Special Certificate, for unusual projects, which do not fit under any other category and are the equivalent of a top award, awarded to: Wilton Garden Club, for their efforts using, Zoom and Social Media to keep their members connected and active during the Covid-19 quarantine.
2021 – Award of Honor: Wilton Garden Club, for maintaining a record of exceptional achievement in upholding the aims and purposes of The Federation over the last 5 years.
2022 – Lovely Garden Award, awarded posthumously to Sandi Blaze for her love of gardening.
2022 – Lucille Schavoir Award, established in 1978, this award is presented to a Club for outstanding garden club work during the awards year. It is the highest award presented to a club. This award was presented to the Wilton Garden Club for all of the civic, environmental and conservation programs the club engages in to better our community.
2023 – Club Certificates of Appreciation – Erica Buse and Kathy Rosenbaum, who became active members in 2021 and 2022 respectively, and took on the role of Membership Chairs. They have revamped the membership program and developed a process where applicants clearly understand the goals and expectations of the club, while at the same time making interested individuals feel welcome.
2023 – Good Deed Citation – Maya Rodriguez and Dana Wolfson, for creating over 100 personalized, member name tags using watercolors to paint various flowers and plants. These beautiful name tags will be used for many years to come and make both new and longtime members feel welcomed.