On September 30, 2020

The Rutland Garden Club wins national awards

National Garden Club (NGC) awards are established to recognize the efforts of its members and associates who contribute to the enhancement of our world. From funding the construction of a children’s garden to forming programs to battle invasive plants, National Garden Club is full of leaders with a desire to improve our world. To acknowledge those who strive to achieve this mission and share our vision for a more beautiful tomorrow, NGC has established awards to recognize the contribution of those who have put forth endless effort to educate youth on the importance of gardening and horticulture, those who tirelessly work to grow club memberships, and those who passionately strive to help their community locally and globally.

Nationally the Rutland Garden Club was honored to receive from the National Garden Club a certificate of merit as the overall winner for container plantings. The award was based on the downtown Rutland window boxes and circular container planters. A monetary award of $100 was given.

Federated Garden Clubs of Vermont has a Garden Therapy Grant Trust Fund. Accrued interest from this fund is available on a yearly basis to the club judged to have the most effective garden therapy program(s) for the size of the club. The RGC visits The Meadows at East Mountain twice yearly to work with residents on floral projects. Students from Christ the King School attended with their beautifully crafted cards, melodious songs and a sharing of pure joy. RGC received a Monetary Award of $117.

For the Christmas Holiday decorations of the doors, mantles and staircases at the Chaffee Art Center recently the RGC received a first place award for the Decoration of a Historic Building. They were also the overall winner for civic beautification for all of the Rutland City Gardens Downtown, on Main Street, on Route 4, Woodstock Avenue and at the Godnick Senior Center.

As an all volunteer organization RGC members are honored with these awards.

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