The Frances Peters Award
Created in 2003 to mark the 85th anniversary of The City Gardens Club, The Frances Peters Award is named for the distinguished civic activist who founded the club in 1918. It is bestowed upon an individual whose inspirational leadership has had a major impact on the beautification of New York City. The recipient is given a framed certificate and an engraved Baccarat crystal bowl in a ginkgo design at one of the club’s special events.
The Medal of Honor
Established in 1928 on the tenth anniversary of The City Gardens Club, The Medal of Honor awards were discontinued during World War II and resumed in 2005 on the club’s 88th anniversary. This historic bronze medal is given to an individual or individuals in recognition of distinguished work and dedication in enhancing gardens, parks and open space in New York City. Designed by the noted American sculptor Herbert Samuel Adams (1858-1945), the medal is accompanied by a framed certificate and presented on special occasions.
The Melville Award
The Melville Award is given to an individual or individuals who have demonstrated excellence in science and/or environmental education. The award was established in 1989 in memory of Mrs. Ward Melville, a strong leader and generous supporter of The City Gardens Club, whose membership spanned over 53 years. The recipient is honored at one of the club’s fall meetings.