Hall of Fame
Membership in the Hall of Fame is the highest honor GWA can bestow on a member whose life and career has materially reflected and advanced the objectives of GWA. Hall of Fame candidates are nominated by the membership, recommended by the Honors Committee and elected by the Board of Directors. Members of the Hall of Fame are excused from dues.
Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has over 35 years of horticulture experience, a master’s degree in horticulture, and has written over 20 books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening and Midwest Gardener's Handbook. She hosts the nationally-syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment” program, now in its 11th season and airing on over 120 TV and radio stations. Myers also hosts The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series. She is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine and writes columns for Chicagoland Gardening, Wisconsin Gardening and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Myers hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio show for over 20 years, seven seasons of “Great Lakes Gardener” on PBS and the nationally syndicated "Yardworks” television show.
She presents at many of the major flower and garden shows throughout the U.S. each year.
For her work inspiring and educating gardeners, community service and media presence, Myers has received recognition and numerous awards, including the American Horticultural Society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award. www.MelindaMyers.com.
|Hall of Fame||Year Honored||Additional Honors|
|Rob Cardillo||2015||Fellow, 2002|
|Brian Minter||2014||Fellow, 2002|
|Irene Virag||2012||Fellow, 2005|
|Alan & Linda Detrick||2010||Fellow, 2005|
|Rosalind Creasy||2009||Fellow, 1999|
|Barbara Lawton||2008||Fellow, 2001|
|Walter Chandoha||2006||Fellow, 1997|
|Ed Hume||2005||Fellow, 1995|
|Jeff Lowenfels||2004||Fellow, 1998|
|Frances Tanenbaum||2004||Fellow, 1997|
|Theodore Marston||2003||Fellow, 1989|
|Brent & Becky Heath||2002|
|G. "Doc" & Katy Abraham||1999||Fellow, 1979|
|Elvin McDonald||1998||Fellow, 1983|
|James W. Wilson||1995||Fellow, 1988|
|Rachel Synder||1990||Fellow, 1981|
|Art Kozelka||1988||Fellow, 1977|
|Carlson B. Lees||1986||Fellow, 1981|
|Dr. Cynthia Wescott||1982||Honorary Member, 1993|
|James Underwood Crockett||1981||Fellow, 1977|
|Isabell Zucker||1981||Fellow, 1977|