Garden Club Of Virginia Awards

There are five major awards given by the Garden Club of Virginia to its members/club for outstanding achievements. Boxwood and its members have received the following recognitions.

GCV Massie Medal for Distinguished Achievement

The oldest and most prestigious award given by the GCV was inaugurated in 1928. It recognizes the recipient(s) who has/have served the GCV with unusual dedication and distinction. The recipient(s) must be effective in promoting the betterment of the Club and demonstrate excellence in horticulture, restoration, preservation or conservation of natural resources of our Commonwealth.

The deLacy Gray Conservation Medal

This GCV award was established in 1965 to recognize the outstanding effort of a member or club who/which furthers the knowledge of our natural resources and encourages their wise use.

Common Wealth Award

This annual grant was established in 1979 to promote projects which focus on conservation, beautification, horticulture, preservation and/or education. Member Anne Miller, past Chair of the GCV Conservation Committee, started the Common Wealth Award to emphasize the common "wealth" we each share in Virginia.

Bessie Bocock Carter Conservation Award

Established in 2009, this fund supports the implementation of community projects that serve as catalysts for community action. This monetary award supports projects which result in natural resource conservation or environmental protection within the Commonwealth.

Horticulture Award of Merit

This award was established in 1960 to recognize individual members of GCV who have achieved significant accomplishments in horticulture both personally and in the community at large. Boxwood award recipients include: