Annual awards

The following details awards given out at our AGM in May each year.

Flower bench

Betty Ball trophy

Presented in 1982 at the bequest of, and in memory of, Mrs. Percy Ball. Awarded to the member gaining the most points throughout the year for roses on the Flower Bench, provided that at least twenty-five percent of those points were gained for Old Garden Roses.

Special awards trophy

Presented to the member gaining the most special awards on the Flower Bench during the Garden Club year.

Christiana S. Zuill award

Presented in 1995 by Joyce and William Zuill to commemorate the lifetime interest in ferns and gardens of Christiana S. Zuill. Awarded to the member gaining the most points throughout the year for Potted Plants on the Flower Bench.

Buttonwood award

Presented in 2004 by Michael and Janet Owner in memory of her parents Harry Oakes and Florence Johnson Wakely. Awarded to the member gaining the most points throughout the year for Annuals.

Betty Blossom silver salver

Awarded to the member gaining the most points on the Flower Bench throughout the year.

Fruit & vegetable bench

The Tucker bowl

Presented by Mrs. Edmund Zuill and Mrs. Warner Gardner in memory of their mother, Mrs. William Tucker. Awarded to the member gaining the most points throughout the year for vegetables and herbs on the Fruit & Vegetable Bench.

Virginia O. Cooper bowl

Presented by her family in 1990, in memory of Virginia Outerbridge Cooper. Awarded to the member gaining the most points throughout the year for fruit on the Fruit & Vegetable Bench.

Specials award

Presented to the member gaining the most special awards on the Fruit & Vegetable Bench during the Garden Club year.

Mrs. John Bluck trophy

Presented in 1977 by Mrs. Joy Bluck Waters in memory of her mother, Mrs. John Bluck. Awarded to the member gaining the most points throughout the year on the Fruit & Vegetable Bench.

Floral arts bench

Mary Pope award glass vase

Presented by Mrs. Cecil Pope, founder president of the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies of Great Britain (NAFAS). Awarded to the member gaining the most points throughout the year on the Floral Arts Bench.

Veronique Dutfield award

Presented in 1989 by Mrs. Dutfield when she was leaving Bermuda. Awarded to the beginner gaining the most points on the Floral Arts Bench.

International Design Symposium founder’s award

Presented in 1984 by Mr. Kenn Stephens in recognition of the support and leadership of the Garden Club of Bermuda in the founding of the International Design Symposium. This trophy is competed for in a designated month (see schedule) and is awarded for superior design in the arrangement of flowers, foliage and fruit. Dried or painted material may be used.

Mary Margaret Dill award

Presented in 1987 by friends of Mary Margaret Dill in her memory. This is competed for in a designated month (see schedule) and is for foliage arrangements only.

The Bermuda trophy

Presented by Mrs. Elfrida Chappell for an exhibit of plant material and flowers all grown in Bermuda.

The Intermediate trophy

In memory of Michael Owner. Presented to the member gaining the most points throughout the year in the Intermediate Class on the Floral Art Bench.

Plant sharing bench

Gladys Hutchings trophy

Presented in 1977 by the Nat Hutchings family in memory of Miss Gladys Hutchings. It is awarded to the member who gained the most points on the plant sharing bench during the year.

Conservation

Pat Shutter award for the promotion of conversation of Bermuda’s environment

Presented in 1991 by the Executive Committee of the Garden Club of Bermuda in recognition of the outstanding contribution Pat Shutter made to the Club during her years as a member and during her presidency, 1989-1991. Awarded annually to the individual who has made notable contribution in the field of conservation.

Outstanding contribution

Katherine Cutler award

This award is being retired and will be hung in the Garden Club Office. It will be replaced by the Philip Woolf Plate.

Philip Woolf plate

Presented by Philip Woolf in 2010. Awarded to the member, exclusive of officers, who has made an outstanding contribution to the Garden Club work during the past year. This individual is to be chosen by the officers.

The President’s award

Presented by Deanna Moss and awarded to the member chosen by the President in recognition for and in appreciation of the member’s assistance.

Combined bench award

Winnie Walker bowl

Presented in 1967 by her many Springfield friends in memory of Winifred Lowry Walker. It is awarded to the member who has accumulated the highest total of points on the flower bench, the floral arts bench, the fruit & vegetable bench and the plant sharing bench during the Garden Club year. Such member must have exhibited at least three times in three of the four Benches.

Note: The annual awards may only be awarded to resident Garden Club members and are not to be taken out of Bermuda.

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