At its Annual Awards Meeting today, The Federated Gardens Clubs of Connecticut announced that Jane von Trapp, Chief Executive Officer of the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, received the Bronze Medal, the organization’s highest award. It is given annually to an individual for outstanding accomplishments in upholding the aims and purposes of The Federation.
Jane von Trapp has led the Bartlett Arboretum for the past seven years. She brings over 40 years of horticulture experience, clearly displayed in the 93-acres of the arboretum property. Her innovative and creative leadership has increased the value of this gem within the City of Stamford with new gardens and community activities. Especially during the difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic, her efforts have helped maintain a sanctuary for all to enjoy. Jane is a landscape designer and an accomplished writer who has authored several how-to landscaping books. Her expertise can be seen in new additions to the Bartlett in recent years including a fern allee and a wheel-chair accessible sensory garden.
Under the leadership of Jane von Trapp, Bartlett Arboretum’s mission is providing people with a setting that fosters curiosity to explore, enjoy and learn about the habitats of the natural world. Extensive environmental, horticulture and plant science educational programs are offered for children and adults alike. The Arboretum’s diverse collection of trees, gardens and plants celebrate biodiversity and truly reflect the ecology and character of the state of Connecticut. Thousands of people every year enjoy and explore this environmental treasure.
The Federated Gardens Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. is an organization comprised of 120 clubs with over 6000 members. It is a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world. With a mission to coordinate, stimulate and encourage higher standards in all aspects of gardening, the organization works to protect and conserve natural resources and promote civic beauty. The impact made by The Federation and its 6000-plus members is felt across virtually every community in Connecticut. Federation President Arlene Field stated, “We are proud to recognize Jane von Trapp as an individual, and as part of an organization, with a mission that is shared by our Federation.”
For Release: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Contact: Arlene Field, President, The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc.