This award recognizes an individual or group who has made noteworthy
contributions in the promotion and stewardship of public horticulture.
Duke Farms serves as a model of environmental stewardship and inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. It is a place of education, enjoyment and research that enhances the environmental health of the region.
Through the beauty of its natural setting, the diversity of its wildlife, and the scope and quality of its educational programs, demonstrations and research, Duke Farms inspires people to transform their approach to conservation and start building a more sustainable future.
This award recognizes an individual who has been a friend of Rutgers Gardens
and played a pivotal role in the design and development of the Gardens.
Roy DeBoer Evergreen Garden
Roy DeBoer played a crucial role in the design and development of the Gardens during his 58 year career at Rutgers University. For several years in the late 1950s, he served as director of the display gardens, (then called the Rutgers Display Gardens). In 1958 he designed created the “Evergreen Garden”, that currently bears his name. Roy continues to serve as an advisor to Rutgers Gardens.
in Horticulture Award
Dedication Outstanding Commitment
to Rutgers Gardens
|2007||Dr. Bruce Hamilton|
|2008||Garden Club of New Jersey|
|2009||Rutgers Alumni Association|
|2010||Dougla Blonsky, RLA||Dr. Elwin Orton|
|2011||Wolfgang Oehme, FSLA||Diane Guidone|
|2012||Ricke Darke||Kube-Pak Corporation|
The Gardens Annual Gala helps to raise the funds which support Gardens operations and expansion. The Rutgers Gardens is used by students in the horticulture and landscape architecture undergraduate programs as well as many other educational and out reach programs. The Gardens hosts groups who come to learn from them as well as enjoy all of the different features of gardening currently on display. The Garden and Gardens staff are a source of training for gardeners of all levels, from beginners to the Master Gardener.