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Gold Medal Recipients

To recognize those individuals who have made remarkable contributions to botany, horticulture, or science education, or have shown extraordinary dedication to the Garden and its mission, NYBG periodically awards the Gold Medal. It is the highest honor that can be conferred by the Garden.

The Gold Medal features the historic seal of The New York Botanical Garden. It is gold-plated silver and was created by Tiffany & Company, and depicts a scholar and a farmer with their hands on a medallion of books and plants. Tiffany’s relationship with the Garden dates back to 1895, when the company was one of the Garden’s first benefactors.

Image of Bottom: Accepted by the Trustees of the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust • Larry Condon, Georgia Delano, William B. O'Connor, and John Hoffee, with Gregory Long and Maureen Chilton

Bottom: Accepted by the Trustees of the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust • Larry Condon, Georgia Delano, William B. O’Connor, and John Hoffee, with Gregory Long and Maureen Chilton