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The Weeders Award Winners

Effective 2016 awards will be presented on even years.

Katherine L. Biddle Memorial Award

1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006


2007
2008

2009
2010


2011
2012
2013
2014
​2015
​2016

2018

Bea Bast
Mary Law Evans
Mary and Alice Gray Read
Sarah Wright McAdoo
Phoebe Wetzel
Phoebe Driscoll
Beth Bartle
Alice Doering
Marian Appel
Dixie Chapman
Anne Rivinus
Nancy Thayer
Taddy Dawson
Betsy Roberts
Ella Jackson
Jane Leake
Wendy Fritz
Marj Frazier
Grace Renner
Lois Renthal
Lorraine Wallace
Marilyn Sprague
Lloyd Brown
Sarah Price
Sonya Driscoll
Ellie Penniman
Sandy Cadwalader
Carole Haas Gravagno
Polly Garnett


No Award Given
Maria M. Thompson

Penny Wike Watkins
Kim Frisbie


Liz Price
Alice Doering
Julie DeVuono
Regina Wagner
​No Award Given
​Reggie Thomas

No Award Given

The Highlands
Rittenhouse Flower Market
Neighborhood Gardens
Bowman’s Hill
Book-“Gardens and Arboreta of the Delaware Valley”
Wissahickon Valley Watershed Assn.
Philadelphia Open House
Exceptional Civic Endeavors
Cable TV Program
Computerizing Phila. Flower Show Pts.
Scholarship Program
Cable TV Program
Cliveden Garden
Exceptional Civic Endeavors
Strafford Station
Ludington Library, PHS Library
Philadelphia Zoo
Strafford Station
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
Philadelphia Orchestra Cookbook
Hardy Plant Seed Exchange
Exceptional Civic Endeavors
Exceptional Civic Endeavors
Exceptional Civic Endeavors
Support of GCA Conservation Scholarship Candidates
Lemon Hill and other civic involvement
Fabric Workshop, PA Historical Society
Exceptional Civic Endeavors in Philadelphia and

Beyond: Hardy Plant Soc., Strafford Station,

Historic Waynesborough

The Women’s Committee of the Hospital of the

University of Pennsylvania
Exceptional Civic Endeavors
Morris Arboretum, The Highlands, Newspaper

garden column
Samuel Fleischer Art Memorial
The Concourse Lake Project
Bartram's Garden
Methodist Home for Children

​For service to the gardening community and heading

the search for the new PHS President Matt Rader

1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
​2015
​2016

2018

The Neophyte Bowl

1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
​2016

2017

2018

Sonya Dehon Driscoll
Jane Nicholson Mangrum
Lorraine J. Wallace
Lorraine J. Wallace
Lorraine J. Wallace
Whitney Harrison
No Award given
Elizabeth Price Diaz
Diane L. McCallister
Diane L. McCallister
Diane L. McCallister
Whitney Harrison
Ellen Pemberton
Melissa Bullitt
Melissa Bullitt
Julie DeVuono
Melissa Bullitt
Melissa Bullitt
Melissa Bullitt
Patty Minehart
No Award Given
No Award Given
No Award Given

Nancy Holmes

Hopie Coates
Polly Garnett
Taddy Dawson
Anne Rivinus
Lillian Restifo
Ellen Pemberton
Dr. Gerald Renthal
No Award given
Ella Jackson and Marge Frazier
Cheryl Cheston
Tessa D. Hooper
Wendy Calhoun
Marilyn Sprague
No Award Given
Tony Spinelli (late father

of Melissa Bullitt)
No Award Given

Maria Thompson

The Trusty Trowel

2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015


2016

2018

1991
1992
1992
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
​2016

2018

The Horticulture Award

("Bowl with the Hole")

Maria M. Thompson
Maria M. Thompson
Maria M. Thompson
Maria M. Thompson
Lorraine J. Wallace
Cynthia Wl. Pierce
Lorraine J. Wallace
Lorraine J. Wallace
Lois W. Renthal
Sally Ann Wood
Sally Ann Wood
Dixie Chapman
Cynthia W. Pierce
Lorraine J. Wallace
Cynthia W. Pierce
Alice M. Doering
Lorraine J. Wallace
Alice M.Doering
Lorraine J. Wallace
Alice M.Doering
Alice M.Doering
Alice M.Doering
Alice M.Doering
Alice M.Doering
Alice M. Doering
​Lorraine J. Wallace

​Lorraine J. Wallace

2012
2013
2014
2015
​2016

2018

Melissa Bullitt
Nancy Evans
Melissa Bullitt
Taddy Dawson
​Taddy Dawson

Taddy Dawson

The Floral Design Award

2012
2013
2014
2015
​2016

2018

Melissa Bullitt
Melissa Bullitt
Melissa Bullitt
Diane McCallister
​Melissa Bullitt

Melissa Bullitt

The Photography Award

Founders Cup

1987
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
​2016

2018

Polly McIlhenny
Maria M. Thompson
Maria M. Thompson
Maria M. Thompson
Maria M. Thompson
Lorraine J. Wallace
Cynthia W. Pierce
Lorraine J. Wallace
Lorraine J. Wallace
Lois W. Renthal
Sally Ann Wood
Cynthia W. Pierce
Dixie Chapman
Cynthia W. Pierce
Lorraine J. Wallace
Cynthia W. Pierce
Alice M. Doering
Melissa Bullitt
Melissa Bullitt
Julia Wood DeVuono
Julia Wood DeVuono
Alice M.Doering
Melissa Bullitt
Alice M. Doering
Melissa Bullitt
Alice M. Doering
​Alice M. Doering

Lorraine Wallace

Cadwalader Award

2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
​2016

2018

Melissa Bullitt
Melissa Bullitt
Beth Bartle
Melissa Bullitt
Patricia Doolittle
​Beth Bartle

Melissa Bullitt

Sweepstakes Prize

2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
​2016

2018

Alice Doering
Melissa Bullitt
Melissa Bullitt
Melissa Bullitt
Alice Doering
​Alice Doering

Alice Doering

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Presidential Commendation

2013
​2016

2018

Alice Doering
​Sally Ann Wood

Lorraine Wallace