The Garden Club of the Northern Neck presented its biannual Beautification Awards last month to three outstanding examples of landscaping and improvement of surroundings by civic, commercial, educational or professional establishments in the Northern Neck, according to Jane Henley, Conservation and Beautification Committee Chair.
Honorees were Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury Irvington (Lancaster County), the Town of Warsaw (Richmond County), and garden of William and Joan Dawson in Hague (Westmoreland County).
Damon S. Chowning, Director of Landscaping, and Stuart Bunting, CEO, accepted the award for Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury. The award honors the organization’s dedication to outstanding and diverse plant selections for 30 years.
Henley remembered the property in 1984 when her mother-in-law, an initial resident, moved in. “It has blossomed beyond belief,” she said. “The residents, visitors, and wildlife creatures today and in the future all benefit from the choices made by a dedicated staff of caretakers who continually enhance the natural beauty of the outdoor space on the property.”