The FWGC organized in 1926, with the expressed purpose:

to cultivate a broader knowledge of gardening, horticulture and design
to advocate for the protection of the environment
to support the Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Mary Louise Michie Arboreal Award of Excellence

This award honors former FWGC president (1971-72) and National Garden Club president (1995-97), Mary Louise Michie. She became the voice for “Millions of Trees for the Environment,” and under her stewardship nearly 109 million trees were planted in the United States, Mexico and Latin America. In addition, 8,000 garden clubs planted white flowering trees in 1996 as a living memorial to those killed in the Oklahoma City bombings.

The Michie award is presented as part of the FWGC’s Arbor Day program at the November membership meeting. It recognizes a group or individual for their dedication to the planting and/or caring for trees. Just having celebrated her 100th birthday, Mary Louise was honored and assisted in giving the first award in 2013.

2016 Landscaping on the Chisholm Trail Parkway 2017 Wes Culwell
2018 Melinda Adams
2019 Eastside Blossoms
2020 Bank of America Volunteers for work with City’s Forestry Department 13
2022 Dickies Arena