Richard Woolger Cultivation Award

Richard Woolgar

The Richard Woolger Cultivation Award honours the legacy of a long-time contributor to our society and a former board member. As a talented propagator of native plants, he was able to supply to various local projects as well as the NANPS annual native plant sale. After his death in May 2013, the woodland section at our sale appeared greatly diminished without the many varieties of lush ferns and often rare, woodland species that he had always provided.

This award looks to celebrate Richard’s contribution to the native plant movement by encouraging and celebrating growers who also demonstrate that special passion and devotion to the growing, restoring and promoting of native plants.

This award will:

  • recognize those individuals who demonstrate a special gift for propagation and restoration work, either as a professional or as a backyard gardener
  • salute those who strive to spread local native plant genetics throughout their communities
  • acknowledge those who by way of landscaping endeavours are able to restore and support sustainable native plant habitats.

Application Process:

  • Nominations for the award may be made by any member of the North American Native Plant Society.
  • Submissions should include a short written description or ‘profile’ of the nominee, their accomplishments and rationale for the nomination. Photos are always appreciated.
  • Nominees do not need to be members of NANPS.
  • Current NANPS Directors are not eligible for the Award.
  • An official presentation of the award is made at the NANPS Annual General Meeting. Selected entries will be posted on the NANPS website and in our quarterly newsletter, The Blazing Star.
  • Please submit nominations by July 31st to