FGCCT Awards 2019
Lucille Schavoir Award - 2019
Considered the highest award in the state presented to a Garden Club, we were honored to receive the Lucille Schavoir Award, a silver bowl, for outstanding work during the year. This included a major project to install a butterfly garden at Volunteer Park and involved working with the Berlin Parks and Recreation, a local nursery and 6 students from Upbeat. The club is commended for bringing together many contributors and turning unused land into a beautiful way station for pollinators.
Certificate of Individual Achievement was awarded to 3 club members: Bonnie M, Mary Ann M and Barbara S. They are recognized for their work planting and maintaining garden beds in patriotic colors of red, white and blue at the Worthington Rudge Soldiers Memoria.
First Place in the medium size category for our Newsletter.
Second Place for our printed Yearbook.
FGCCT Awards 2018
Civic Creativity Award
Recognized for our numerous civic projects including entries in the Wadsworth Fine Arts & Flowers floral design program, entries in the Berlin Scarecrow Contest, participation in the Memorial Day Parade and designing/installing a garden at Sage Park as a memorial to our deceased member Jeanne Spilka.
Award of Excellence in Horticulture
Recognized for their related monthly programs that are open to the public, the maintenance of several town gardens including the Civil War monument, participating in the Berlin Fair and the CT Flower Show, creating holiday wreaths or floral displays in prominent town locations and also for starting a pollinator garden in Volunteer Park using a mix of perennial and spring and summer bulbs.
Certificate of Appreciation
Awarded to Amber Parr as an Accredited flower Show Judge for creativity in floral design in the Design Challenge, Mums the Word. Amber created the fabulous arrangement shown using Chrysanthemums in a live demonstration.
FGCCT Awards 2017
CT Tribute Award Dottie F. was honored for her work in Garden Therapy. She earned this recognition for her inspirational enthusiasm and dedication to Garden Therapy not only for our community but also in her role as outgoing Chairwoman of Garden Therapy for the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut.
Silver Tray and Award of Excellence in Civic Development
"The Kensington Garden club is recognized for its numerous civic projects
throughout the town, but especially for the Veterans Tree Project that was
implemented to commemorate living, deceased and POW/MIA veterans. The tree was decorated by club members with star covered ribbons and flags for each military branch. During the public ceremony on Veteran’s Day seven Blue Star veterans were in attendance who hung their own ornaments."
The Historic, Memorial, and Public Garden Club
Certificate of Achievement for the Veteran's Tree Project
Civic Development Club Certificate of Achievement
"The Kensington on Garden Club is recognized for assuming the responsibilities for the Berlin Garden Club."
Yearbook Award: First Place for our printed yearbook