As reported by Litchfield.bz, 1/31/21: Sylvia Abbott joined the Litchfield Garden Club 48 years ago to share her interest in gardening and horticulture and be part of an organization that has done so much to enhance the beauty of Litchfield.
Winning awards for pursuing her hobby was about the last thing Abbott was thinking about at the time.
“This is work I’ve loved doing, so I’ve never looked for recognition,” she said Saturday.
Through the nearly five decades of her tenure with the Litchfield Garden Club, however, awards have come Abbott’s way. The latest was the Katharine Thomas Cary Medal from the Garden Club of America. The medal was one of several national medals the GCA has awarded for 2021 to honor GCA members for distinguished achievements. Read the full article