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West Coast horticulturists, Richard A. Brown and Rosalind Creasy, are among the distinguished recipients of this year’s American Horticultural Society Great American Gardeners Awards. The national award program recognizes outstanding individuals, organizations, and businesses whose work contributes excellence to American gardening. Recipients will be recognized for their achievements at an awards ceremony and banquet on June 5 at River Farm, the AHS headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

Professional Award

Given to a pubic garden administrator whose achievements during the course of his or her career have cultivated widespread interest in horticulture.

Richard A. Brown

Richard A. Brown serves as the executive director of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden Trust in Seattle, Washington. From 1976 until he retired in 2009, Brown was the first director of the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Prior to this position, he was director of the Plant Records Center that was being formed at the American Horticultural Society’s River Farm headquarters in the early 1970s, a job that suited his interest in combining modern statistical methods with horticulture wh...


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