The Federation’s 91st Annual Awards Virtual Meeting was held on October 28, 2020.
The National Garden Club Awards were presented by Rene Marsh of The Federation. The New England Garden Club Awards were presented by New England Garden Clubs Director Suzanne Bushnell. The Connecticut Federation Awards were then presented by Awards Chair Vonice Carr and the members of her committee. Special Certificates recognized clubs and their members and the significant work that they do.
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.