Conservatory with pink cherry trees in spring

Gold Medal Recipients

For 125 years The New York Botanical Garden has been advancing the ambitious and visionary goals of our founders. Looking forward, we remain committed to expanding the scope and influence of our leadership role in Saving the Plants of the World; Creating a Green Urban Oasis; Connecting Gardening to the Arts and Humanities; Teaching Science to City Kids; and Anchoring the Community.

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, inspired by the seal of The New York Botanical Garden, is gold-plated silver and was created by Tiffany & Company. 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