Iris Award

The Garden Club is pleased to announce three recipients for the 2019 Iris Award. All three awards were given to residents who have showed pride and creativity in maintaining their yards. The summer of 2019 was a difficult summer to keep yards looking good and these three families did just that.  Ronald and Sherry  Alarie of 322 Boylston Street have created a pleasing landscape for all that pass by with their use of varied plant material. Alan and Susan Jackson of 167 Maple Ave. show pride in maintaining their property and  adding seasonal interest  which is enjoyed by all who pass by. Stephan and Nicole Freeman of 256 Oak Street have maximized an unusual corner lot with the creative  use of grasses.  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.

In 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.