The American Horticultural Society has honored our club president,(and director of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden), Bart O’Brien, with the 2022 Liberty Hyde Bailey Award, their highest award, given to an individual who has made significant lifetime contributions to at least three of the following horticultural fields: teaching, research, communications, plant exploration, administration, art, business, and leadership.
This accolade is one of the Great American Gardeners Awards that the AHS presents annually to individuals, organizations, and businesses that represent the best in American gardening. “We are delighted to have Bart O’Brien join this prestigious group of horticulturists and gardeners who, since 1958, have been recognized for their significant career contributions to fields such as research, communications, plant exploration, administration, and teaching,” said Marcia Zech, AHS Board Chair.
The American Horticultural Society, celebrating its 100 anniversary this year, educates Americans about, and advocates for, Earth-friendly and sustainable gardening practices, as well as modeling them at their River Farm headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.
@American Horticultural Society