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The Achievement Medal
is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement and in tribute to creative vision and ability in the interpretation and furtherance of the aims of the Garden Club of America.
Other winners include Eloise Payne Luquer (1939), Francis B. Crowninshield (1950), Corliss Knapp Engle (2005), and Christine D. Freitag (2007).
History: The medal was designed in 1932 by Paul Manship and presented by Mrs. William Osborn Taylor, Middletown Garden Club, Connecticit. It wa sendowed in 1963 by a member of the Garden club of somerset Hills, New Jersey.
Eligibility: To members or member clubs
Presentation: May be annual
Selection: The outstanding achievement may be in science, history, literature, practice of horticulture, in the art of landscape gardening, or in the field of civic planting, where distinction of accomplishment has been of national influence in promoting higher standards of public taste.
The decison of the awards committee must be approved by the executive committee and ratified by the board of directors.