Landscape Design Council Grants to the Community

1999

$500

Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc., (GCFM): donation to our LDC Scholarship Fund in memory of Virginia Thurston, LDSP Ch. 1974-77, GCFM Past Pres. 77-79, LDC Ch. 1993-95 and Barbara Wiswall, LDC Ch. 1985-87

 

$1,000

Community Outreach Group for Landscape Design (COGdesign), a non-profit service organization which brings together under-funded community groups in need of landscape design services, and mature landscape design students and professionals, who work pro bono in exchange for the professional experience and satisfaction of contributing to the community landscape.

 

 

 

2000

$1,600

Radcliffe Seminars at Harvard University, Landscape Design and Landscape Design History Certificate Program, for two scholarships for committed students who are members of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts (recipients to be determined by Radcliffe).

 

$1,000

Massachusetts Horticulture Society (EIm Bank, Wellesley), "dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment." Grant used for preservation and cataloguing of historic glass slide collection in safe, archival storage.

 

$1,000

New England Garden History Society (a program of Mass. Hort. above), which encourages the study, research, and writing about all aspects of garden history, with a concentration on landscapes in the Northeast. The program offers lectures, symposia, tours, and publications and is open to anyone with an interest in the landscape in all its expressions. Grant was used to support lecture series for 2000-2001.

 

$1,500

Tower Hill Botanic Garden (Worcester County Horticultural Society), Boylston, for a yellowwood tree for the Inner Park at Tower Hill.

 

$1,500

New England Wildflower Society, Framingham, "the oldest plant conservation organization in the United States, promoting the conservation of temperate North American plants through conservation, research, advocacy, education and horticulture." Grant, in honor of their birthday, was used to renovate a wildflower planting and install a rustic bench at Garden in the Woods.

 

 

 

2002

$1,000

Pine Street Inn, Boston, "committed to men, women and children in need of shelter, sustenance, and the basic moral and material supports necessary to lead a dignified and stable life," for a garden project

 

$200

Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, Providence, RI, to open Sept 2004. A thank you to the director of the Botanical Center who is also the designer of the RI Spring Flower and Garden Show and who has given us the use of a Flower Show conference room as headquarters for our LDC judging workshops.

 

 

 

2003

$250

British Memorial Garden Trust, Inc., New York, NY, the creation of a garden that will celebrate the historic ties linking the United States and the United Kingdom while honoring the 67 British victims of the World Trade Center attacks. A thank you to Trust member, Natasha Hopkinson, who hosted a reception for LDC members in her Manhattan home and garden in September.

 

$250

Tyler Memorial Library, Charlemont, MA, a favorite charity of Marie Stella Byrnes, to thank her for the dinner held in her loft for LDC's NYC tour participants. (The contribution was used to purchase a headstone for Louisa Dorsey, a fugitive slave rescued by the "underground railroad.")

 

$390

Habitat for Humanity, Fitchburg, MA. "Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing organization” whose volunteers "build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with those who Iack adequate shelter." Our Council coordinated the landscaping for a home in Fitchburg.

 

 

 

2004

$50

Nantucket Garden Club, Nantucket Island, MA, to support its Daffodil Show.

 

$500

Beatrix Farrand Society, Bar Harbor (Mt. Desert Island), ME, a nonprofit Maine corporation to foster the art and science of horticulture and landscape design with particular emphasis on the life and work of notable American landscape architect, Beatrix Farrand, and to secure Garland Farm in Bar Harbor, Beatrix Farrand's last home and garden. Our Council is one of the "Founding Members”.

 

$100

Garland Farm Library, Bar Harbor, ME, towards purchase of a reference book in horticulture, architecture, art, or design for the library at Garland Farm.

 

$250

Southwest Harbor Beautification Fund, Southwest Harbor (Mt. Desert Island), ME, to support the Charlotte Rhoads Park and Butterfly Garden in Southwest Harbor that the Council visited in July 2004.

 

$100

The Island Foundation, Seal Harbor, ME, a nonprofit corporation which operates the Asticou Azalea Garden, Asticou Terraces, and Thuya Garden in ME Harbor. Council visited during the Mt. Desert Island tour July ’04.

 

 

 

2005

$100

Nauset Garden Club, Lyn Peabody Wildflower Garden, supporting the wildflower garden visited by the council in September 2004, along with a member’s private garden.

 

$150

Boston Natural Areas Network, Inc., Paul Kelly’s choice for “good works”. He guided the Council on a visit to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston rooftop garden.

 

$150

Minuteman High School, Lexington, behind the scenes look into a Boston Spring Flower Show exhibit.

 

$150

Arnold Arboretum, Council visited in May 2005 to learn of the revitalized Master Plan for the Arboretum.

 

 

 

2006

$150

Longfellow National Historic Site, Council visited in Sept. 2005 to see the restored formal gardens and structures.

 

$450

Mass Horticultural Society, Council visited the Temple garden in May 2006 and met with Exec. Dir., Mr. Herrera-Mishler.

 

 

 

2007

$1,500

The Trustees of Reservations, of which $500 was earmarked for Ashintully Gardens in the Berkshires

 

$1,000

The Trustees of Reservations for its annual appeal

 

$2,000

Community Outreach Group (cogdesign.org) a non-profit service organization which brings together under-funded community groups in need of landscape design services, and mature landscape design students and professionals, who work pro bono in exchange for the professional experience and satisfaction of contributing to the community.

 

 

 

2008

$2,000

Supporting the Restoration of The Mount, Lenox, Massachusetts

 

 

 

2009

$2,000

COGdesign, the Community Outreach Group for Landscape Design, Waltham, Massachusetts, and COGdesign provides pro bono landscape design services for public gardens in underserved communities.

 

 

 

2010

$1,000

Supporting COGdesign, the Community Outreach Group for Landscape Design, fund raising event with Lynden Miller in Boston

 

$100

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, steward of new 15 acre of public park land in Boston

 

 

 

2011

$200

Donation to COGdesign for the H. Kost-Gross Award

 

$500

LDC Award to COGdesign

 

$200

LDC Award for Civic Recognition to Marion Pressley

 

 

 

2012

$1,000

Rolling Ridge for Landscape Restoration, North Andover, MA

 

$1,000

Grant to COGdesign

 

$1,000

Grant to Landscape Design Council Scholarship Fund (GCFM)

 

$   200

LDC Award for Excellence to John Trexler (Tower Hill Botanic Garden)

 

 

 

2013

$1,000

Landscape Design Council Scholarship Fund (GCFM)

 

$1,000

GCFM Civic Development and Historic Preservation Grant Fund

 

$2,000

COGdesign (Community Outreach Group)

 

 

 

2014

$2,000

COGdesign (Community Outreach Group)

 

$800

Landscape Design Council Scholarship Fund (GCFM)

 

 

 

2015

$2,200

COGdesign (Community Outreach Group)

 

$500

Landscape Design Council Scholarship Fund (GCFM)

 

$300

LDC Award for Excellence to Heather Heimarck

 

 

 

2016

$500

COGdesign

 

$360

Landscape Design Council Scholarship Fund (GCFM)

 

 

 

2017

$750

COGdesign



2018     

$750


$1,000

Landscape Design Council Scholarship Fund (GCFM)


COGdesign