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Dr Elizabeth McClintock

Crowning a career that spans more than fifty years is the award recently bestowed upon Dr Elizabeth McClintock by the Royal Horticultural Society. The Gold Veitch Memorial Medal is the highest award the society can make to a non-British horticulturist, and recognizes individuals who have worked to advance the science and practice of horticulture. The RHS recognized Elizabeth for her many contributions to horticulture and conservation, particularly in California. The announcement was made in January and published in the February issue of the society’s journal, The Garden. The awards ceremony will be held in London in June of this year.

Elizabeth is quick to point out that she is not a gardener, but she has, nevertheless, had a profound impact on the field of horticulture. Through her many years as botanist with the California Academy of Sciences, she maintained detailed records and herbarium specimens of the trees and other plants of Golden Gate Park and, particularly, of Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. She worked tirelessly to establish a consistency in the nomenclature ...

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