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Jane Righter Medal
The Jane Righter Medal
is awarded for outstanding achievement in rose culture.
History: Designed in 1941 by sculptor Gertrude K. Lathrop, the medal was presented and endowed by the Greenwich Garden Club, Connecticut, in memory of Jane Righter, Trustee of the School of Horticulture for Women, Ambler, Pennsylvania.
Previous winners include horticulturalist and rose authority Harriet Hollister Spencer (1959), the Edisto Rose Garden in Orangeburg, South Carolina (1973), and rose grower and advocate Larry J. Burks (2002).
Eligibility: Members and non-members and any community or organization
Presentation: May be annual
Selection: Projects may include the propagation of new roses, civic achievement in community rose gardens of educations value, exhibitions by amateur gardeners, or unusual rose collections of special merit. Approved by the awards committee.