As a member of the Garden Club Of America, National Garden Clubs Central Region, and Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, the Talbot County Garden Club has access to many prestigious awards.

National Garden Club, Central Atlantic Region of State Garden Clubs, Inc.-


Federated Garden Club of Maryland 

  • Dessie Moxley Youth Involvement and Development Award, 1st place for painting the Frances P – Children’s Garden Committee
  • Year Book Award 1st Place Large Clubs – Alden Firth
  • Presidential Award for creating of the District I Newsletter, “Garden Basket” – Trish Reynolds

TCGC Flower Show Awards 

District I FS  “Harvest Highlights”  Sept. 24, 2022

Award of Horticultural Excellence, The Grower’s Choice Award – Susie Middleton, member of Dorchester, Oxford and Talbot County GCs and incoming president of FGCMD.

Arboreal Award (a NGC award) – Pam Keeton

Margaret Roberts Yerger Perpetual Award,* (District I award) – Julia Miller. *awarded to the exhibitor winning the most blue ribbons for perennial exhibits.

Blue Ribbon Winners include: Susie Middleton, Julia Miller, Pam Keeton, Chloe Pitard, Trish Reynolds, Sara Walker, Nicki Schwab

Division II – Design

Susan B. Whitaker Perpetual Award* – Susie Middleton.  *awarded to the most creative Petite Design exhibit expressing a sense of humor and wit.

Other TCGC Members participating in the FS: Myra Gons ( a first timer) participated in Botanical Arts, Division III, and Samantha McCall, entered a Line Mass Design.

National Garden Club

  • The Tommy Donnan Award for Newsletter, One-Page-, Extra Large Club for “TidBits” – Horticulture Committee
  • Certificate of Appreciation Award for “TCGC 2019 in Review”Rita Mhley


Federated Garden Club of Maryland 

  • 1st Place –  Year Book Award
  • 1st Place –  Garden Therapy Award – Planting Ice-Cream Cones Activity with Residents at Bayleigh Chase
  • 1st Place – Community Service Award – Christmas Meals on Wheels
  • 1st Place – Historical Preservation Award – Historical Society Of Talbot County Restoration Project
  • 2nd Place – Dessie Moxley Youth Involvement Certificate – Six Youth Garden Projects
  • 1st Place District Director’s Photography Award – Pam Keeton for her photo of Zinnia Elegans – includes a $50 check
  • 1st Place – Mary F, Fitzpatrick Award – Ingrid Blanton for her photo of a floral design in which the applicant is both the designer and photographer
  • 3rd Place – Harry C Reynolds Photography Award – Bobbie Brittingham for her photo of Betula papryifera ‘White Birch’


The Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland

  • Civic Development Award, 2nd Place, Large Club — Design And Planting at Library Entrance
  • Yearbook Award, 2nd Place, 70-99 members
  • Harry C. Reynolds Photography Award, 1st Place — Trish Reynolds
  • Annette Richter Photography, 3rd Place — Trish Reynolds
  • Silver Award:  Rae B. Weeks Historic Preservation Award — In Recognition of the Renewal of the Historical Society Garden
  • Silver Award:  Dessie Moxley Youth Involvement Award — 1st Place — Worm Composting


  • District Director’s Photography Award, 3rd Place – Bobbie Brittingham
  • Annette Richter Photo Award, 1st Place –Julia Miller
  • Civic Development Award, 3rd Place – Redesign and planting of Children’s Garden
  • Maryland Roadside Award “In celebration of its 100th Anniversary. Planted 13,000 daffodils in front of Moton Park along Rt. 333 By-Pass”
  • Dessie Moxley Youth Involvement Award, 1st Place – Fairy Garden Workshop
  • Publications Newsletter Award, 1st Place, Large Club –“Can You Dig It”
  • Historic Preservation Award, 1st Place – Huxley Herb Garden
  • Civic Development Award, 2nd Place, Large Club – 13,000 Daffodil Planting
  • Garden Therapy Award, 2nd Place, Large Club Planter Boxes at Candlelight Cove Assisted Living Facility

    Cordy Tucker receiving the Marguerite Willey Award for her work with the Talbot County Free Library. Also in photo Dana Newman (Library on Right) and Mary Louise Maechling (TCGC on Left)

  • Yearbook Award, 2nd Place, 70-99 Members


  • Yearbook Award For Clubs, 1st Place, 100-199 Members


Garden Club of America –

  • Club Civic Improvement Award — Carol Harrison
  • Club Communications Award —  Dede Hoopes
  • Club Appreciation Award — Mary Louise Maechling
  • Barbara Spaulding Cramer Zone Floral Design Education Award — Bobbie Brittingham