Member of National Garden Clubs Inc.

Honeywell Horticulture

This coveted award is named for Professor E. R. Honeywell.  The purpose of this award is to stimulate greater interest in horticulture and to recognize those individuals who are contributing most to this phase of garden club work. Only a bona-fide resident of the state of Indiana and an active amateur member of The Garden Club of Indiana, Inc. is eligible for this award.  An amateur is one who grows plants for pleasure and whose return from sales, if any, does not equal outlay for seeds and plants.

The Award is given, when merited, to a garden club member who has exhibited outstanding or long-term interest in and promotion of horticulture to the public, as well as to fellow garden club members.

Evidence of work done by the nominee must be prepared personally and assembled in one scrapbook. Included in this should be a synopsis of the work done, research, awards won, publicity, photos, etc.  Binders and vinyl sheet protectors are permitted.  

The application form is to be obtained from the State Honeywell/Horticulture Chairman or from the State website:  Application form with supporting data is due to the District Director by December 1 to bring to the State Winter Board meeting.   A committee of three (3) members, including the State Honeywell Horticultural Chairman, shall be appointed by the State President, to judge the applications.

A Certificate of Award and an engraved award will be presented to the winner at the State Convention. The winner will be notified prior to the State Convention.

Scale of Points for Judging

  • Stimulating interest in Horticulture (within club, community, and state) = 50 points

  • Awards won (pertaining to Horticulture) = 20 points

  • Garden Club activities (relating to Horticulture) = 15 points

  • Photos (labeled) = 10 points

  • Publicity = 5 points

    Total points = 100 points

Past Winners

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