Iris Award

The Garden Club is pleased to announce  recipients for the 2022 Iris Award. Awards were given to owners who have showed pride and creativity in maintaining their property. The summer of 2022 was a difficult summer to keep yards looking good and these owners did just that.  t have maximized an  Congratulations to these Shrewsbury residents and may they be an inspiration to others.

Nominations for the Iris Award may be sent at any time to

Shrewsbury Garden Club
Iris Award                                                   or                 on our website Contact Us link
P.O. Box   355
Shrewsbury, MA   01545

Just tell us something about why you feel this individual, business or group should receive The Garden Club Iris Award. The awardees will receive a certificate of recognition as well as a sign posted at the sight of the beautification. Multiple awards may be given so there is no limit to the number of nominations. Garden Club members will review each nominee before making the award.

sgc_iris_award_winner-900x799The first Iris Award was given to Mr. Timothy Camp who resides in the Jordon Pond area of Shrewsbury and has taken on an active roll in helping to clean up and maintain the walking trail which surrounds the pond. We commend Mr. Camp for his continued work to help keep Jordon Pond a place for residents to enjoy.

Garden Club members Alison Ricker (left), Ann Pignataro (center) and Iris Award recipient Timothy Camp (left).

AdoptAPlot-2015-092115.jpg~originalGarden Club members Ann Pignataro (left) and Jane Umphrey (right) present the 2015 Iris Award for Community Beautification to Father Michael Rose.

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The Iris Award for 2015 was awarded to St. Mary’s Parish located on Main Street.  St. Mary’s has continually showed pride in making the entrance to the church attractive and inviting. The display of color and texture is a visual treat. The Garden Club commends St. Mary’s Church for their role in making Shrewsbury more beautiful.

2016 Price Chopper Market was awarded an Iris award for their efforts to make a commercial establishment look attractive with their floral display in front of their building entrance.

2019 recipients were, Ronald and Sherry Alarie of 322 Boylston Street, Alan and Susan Jackson of 167 Maple Ave and Stephan and Noelle Freeman of 256 Oak Street.

2022: The first for this year was awarded  to Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Rico who resides at 92 Lake Street.

Andrew Jenkins accepted the Garden Club’s Iris Award on behalf of the Joseph Jenkins Law Firm, located at 7 Grafton Street.  Their pretty garden in front of the building is neat, tidy and well maintained with a good choice of plants for the small space. Congratulations and thank you for helping to make Shrewsbury a beautiful town.

An Iris Award was presented to Mr. Haitham Krecht, manager of the Mobil Service Station on 22 Maple Ave. for the outstanding landscaping at his place of business. Adding this oasis of beautiful flowers to busy Maple Ave. is a welcome sight for drivers and walkers. Thank you, Mr. Krecht for helping to make our town of Shrewsbury more beautiful.