Wall of Fame
AHS Bole Memorial Medal Recipients
The American Horticultural Society (AHS) offers the Bole Memorial Medals to recognize and encourage elite plant collecting displays at flower shows.
OAGC Medalist Collection Award Recipients
Following the conclusion of the Bole Medals program, OAGC, under the direction of Charlene Thornhill, instituted the OAGC Medalist Award. Any member in good standing may enter this prestigious competition. The OAGC Medalist Collection competition will take place in odd numbered years. An announcement of this competition should appear with the convention horticulture show schedule in the Winter issue of The Garden Path preceding Convention. Roses, lilies, hemerocallis, dahlias, gladioli, succulents, ferns, hostas, orchids, hollies, African violets, bonsai, or caladiums are some suggestions for exhibits.
Citation Award Recipients
A citation of recognition and appreciation can be bestowed upon a person in The Association whom the executive committee feels has contributed much to the aims of OAGC.
Daisy Sticksel Conservation Award Recipients
The Conservation Award was established in 1962 and named in honor of OAGC past president Mrs. Cleveland P. Sticksel. This award is granted for outstanding service in the field of nature and conservation. It may be awarded to a non-member as well as to a member.
Faye Collins Designer of the Year Award Recipients
The Faye Collins Designer of the Year Award, established in 1997, is the highest award that can be bestowed upon an OAGC member or member-at-large for exceptional floral designs.
Gladys Thomas Judge of the Year Award Recipients
The Gladys Thomas Judge of the Year Award, established in 1974, is the highest award a judge can attain for services in the judging area and for furthering goals of OAGC.
OAGC Gardener of the Year Award Recipients
The OAGC Gardener of the Year (previously the master gardener award), established in 1956, is the highest honor that the association can give to any gardener. it may be awarded to a member of OAGC as well as a non-member.
MEMBERSHIP INCENTIVE AWARD RECIPIENTS
The OAGC Membership Incentive Award was established by OAGC past president Jan Harmon and OAGC past treasurer Ruth Waller. To qualify for this award, individuals or groups must have shown extraordinary enthusiasm exemplified by their work with a local club, county, regional organization or supported state programs and projects of OAGC that inspired individuals or groups to becomes members of OAGC.
Service Award Recipients
The Service Award was established in 1960. It is an honorable award given to an OAGC member, selected by the executive committee, who has given of their time and talents in an extraordinary way in furthering the aims and purposes of The Association.
Victor H. Ries Outstanding Garden Club Award Recipients
Professor Victor H. Ries, the founder of OAGC, was fervently interested in all phases of garden club activities. Therefore, it is only fitting that his name be on the award for the outstanding achievements made by a garden club. This award was established in 1950. An outstanding club may have club members who enter OAGC contests and promote OAGC through new members. They should also be active in their community and support junior garden clubs.