|Posted by Enchanted Gardens on December 27, 2011 at 5:25 PM|
The Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts announced last week that its membership elected Holliston’s Joan Butler as chairman at the 2011 annual meeting, held earlier this month in Quincy. With about 250 members, the Massachusetts Landscape Design Council is the largest state council in the country.
A professional horticulturist who has worked for many years at Weston Nurseries, one of the Northeast’s oldest and best-known nurseries, Butler previously served as vice chairman of the council, and has also been the organization’s recording secretary.
“Through a combination of educational programming and the generosity of our professional members, the Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts offers novices a strong landscape-design foundation they can bring to bear on civic projects that enhance their local communities,” said Butler. “Both seasoned designers and novices benefit from the fascinating lectures, unique tours of interesting landscapes and private gardens, and informal information-sharing. I’m proud to be elected chairman of such a vibrant and useful organization.”
A National Garden Clubs, Inc.-certified landscape design consultant and gardening consultant, Butler is also an accredited flower show judge. She is civic development chairman for both the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. and the New England Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc., and sits on the Federation’s Civic Development and Historic Preservation Grants Committee, which has awarded thousands of dollars in grants to garden clubs for community-level projects. She is co-ownder of Enchanted Gardens and past president of the Holliston Garden Club.