The North Suffolk Garden Club held a Garden Club of America (GCA) Flower Show called “Looking Back – Celebrating our Local History.”
The show, held in June 2015, included classes in floral design, horticulture and photography – all with a local history theme.
The club’s conservation committee presented an exhibit on the importance of oysters to clean water that highlighted the club’s collaboration with Stony Brook Yacht Club in restoring oyster beds in Stony Brook Harbor. The exhibit won GCA’S Marion Thompson Fuller Brown Conservation Award that recognizes exceptional educational and visual merit, and increases knowledge and awareness of the environment.
GCA Award Winners
Martha Stansbury, North Suffolk Garden Club, Best in Show for Floral Design, and the Sandra Baylor
Novice Floral Design Award.
Barbara Gray, North Suffolk Garden Club, Best in Show for Horticulture, Echeveria
Priscilla Meli, North Suffolk Garden Club, Novice Award in Horticulture, Begonia Black Fancy
Ann Strong, North Suffolk Garden Club, Clarissa Willemsen Horticulture Propagation Award
Ann Franzen, Fairfield Garden Club, Best in Show for Photography and the Photography Creativity Award, “Earth’s Bounty,” Monochrome
Jane Keuskamp, North Suffolk Garden Club, Novice Award in Photography, “Water, Water Everywhere,” Monochrome
Natalia Lamb, North Suffolk Garden Club, Harriet B. Pereira Challenge Award, best in show for floral design, “Interpreting Art Work”
Barbara Gray, North Suffolk Garden Club, Carolyn J. Fell Award of Excellence, awarded to a floral design of exceptional beauty and ingenuity, “Caleb Brewster’s Treasures,” an underwater design