Landscape Design School Past Chairs

Series 1

(I-IV)

1961-63

Evelyn R. Cole (Mrs. Alfred D.)*

Series 2

(I-IV)

1963-66

Mrs. Frederick P. Tucker

Series 3

(I-IV)

1967-69

Harriet J. Field (Mrs. E. Olsen)*

Series 4

(I-IV)

1970-73

Evelyn D. Cronin (Mrs. Raymond C.)

Series 5

(I-IV)

1974-77

Virginia F. (“Ginny”) Thurston (Mrs. William R.)*

Series 6

(I-IV)

1977-80

Zelda L. Moore (Mrs. George V.)

Series 7

(I)

1981

Barbara Barnard (Mrs. John E., Jr.)

 

(II-IV)

1982-84

Dorothy Woodworth (Mrs. Newton A.)

Series 8

(I-IV)

1985-88

Maria (“Mitzi”) Belitsky (Mrs. Frank C.)*

Series 9

(I-IV)

1989-91

Marion E. Ryan (Mrs. Kenneth J.)

National Symposium

“Landscape Design for the 20th Century”

 

1992

Marion E. Ryan

Series 10

(I-II)

1993-94

Diane J. Bullock

Series 10

(III-IV)

1995-96

Sally McGuire Muspratt

National Symposium

“Designing for Your Community: Civic Projects That Make a Difference”

 

1997

Sally McGuire Muspratt and Heidi Kost-Gross, Co-Ch.

Series 11

(I-IV)

1998-01

Heidi Kost-Gross

National Symposium

“Historic Preservation: Tending Yesterday’s Gardens for Tomorrow”

 

2002

Heidi Kost-Gross, Sally McGuire Muspratt, Marion E. Ryan, Co-chairmen

Series 12

(I-II)

2002-04

Heidi Kost-Gross, Ch.; Terese P. D’Urso, Asst. Ch.

 

(III)

2004

Terese P. D’Urso

 

(IV)

2005

Terese P. D’Urso, Ch.; Susan C. Spicer, Asst. Ch.

Series 13

(I)

2006

Terese P. D’Urso, Ch.; Susan C. Spicer, Asst. Ch.

 

(II-IV)

2007-09

Terese P. D’Urso

Series 14

(I)

2010

Terese P. D’Urso

 

(II -IV)

2011-13

Jane O’Sullivan

Series 15

(I-IV)

2014-17

Maureen T. O’Brien

 

*deceased

 

 

  • Evelyn Cole has a named GCFM Scholarship: “The Evelyn R. Cole Scholarship, presented in memory of the 15th president of The Garden Club of Hingham to be awarded in recognition of Mrs. Cole’s efforts to enrich the lives of Garden Club members everywhere.” She also has two named awards: A State District Award (1953 - Revised 1971) and a New England Regional Award, “The Evelyn R. Cole National Gardener Tray” (1972).  She was president of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts (GCFM) (1951-53), our first Landscape Design Council (LDC) Chairman (1963-64), and New England Regional Director (1963-65).

  • Harriet R. Field has a named New England Regional Landscape Design Award, “The Harriet Field Award in Landscape Design” (1979).  She served as LDC Chairman (1964-66).

  • Evelyn D. Cronin has a named State Program Award: “The Evelyn D. Cronin Horticultural Award”.  She served as LDC Chairman (1974-76).

  • Zelda Moore served as LDC Chairman (1976-77).

  • Virginia Thurston served as president of the GCFM (1977-79), New England Regional Director (1987-89), LDC Chairman (1993-95), has a named State Landscape Design Award (1988) and a named Regional Landscape Design Award (1989), each called the “Virginia F. Thurston Landscape Design Award”.

  • Mitzi Belitsky has a named State Youth Activities Award: “Mitzi Belitsky Award” (1983, revised 2002).

  • Marion Ryan served as president of the GCFM (1997-99), LDC Chairman (1978-80), and received the LDC Award for Excellence (2008).

  • Diane Bullock served as president of the GCFM (1987-89).

  • Sally McGuire Muspratt served as LDC Chairman (1999-2001) and received the LDC Award for Excellence (2007).

  • Heidi Kost-Gross served as president of the GCFM (2011-13) and received the LDC Award for Excellence (2010).