Each year, MSHS honors a few of the many great gardeners in Minnesota with the MSHS Awards. You can read about these generous and talented people in the May/June issue of Northern Gardener, which will be on the news stands in the next week or so. The MSHS awards luncheon was held on Saturday at Bachman’s Heritage Room on Lyndale Avenue.
Here are some of the winners. Many of them are shown with Rose Eggert, MSHS CEO.
A long-time grass researcher at the University of Minnesota, Mary received the MSHS Bronze Award for her contributions to northern gardeners in education and research.
Del Hampton and Sam Johnson (not pictured) received the Minnesota Recreation and Parks Association Award for excellence in contributing to community livability for their work at the Prospect Park Community Garden.
Don Cheney was one of the recipients of the Bob Churilla Golden Rose Volunteer Award.
Otto Kelm is another winner of the Bob Churilla Golden Rose Volunteer Award.
Duane Otto of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum won the Joseph Priley Award for Excellence in Community Beautification.
Keith Miller of the Washington County Horticulture Society is the Garden Club Member of the Year.
Frank and Roberta Loreno were honored for their work on the St. Anthony Lions Park at the corner of 37th Street and Stinson Boulevard.
The gardeners from the Pentagon Apartments High Rise won the St. Paul Garden Club Award for outstanding achievement in community vegetable gardening.
Members of the Northfield Garden Club accepted the Garden Club of the Year Award.