Jenny Elder Fitch Memorial Lectures

1999

Rosemary Verey, plantswoman and author

2000

No lecture presented

2001

Janet Marinelli, director of publishing, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Gardens that Act Like Nature: Garden Design in An Age of Extinction

2002

Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist, author, and conservationist
Planting the Future — Saving People by Saving Plants

2003

Neil Diboll, president, Prairie Nursery, Westfield, Wisconsin
Creating Meadows for Birds, Butterflies and People

2004

Rick Darke, landscape design consultant, author, and photographer
Learning from a Woodland Stream

2005

Darrel Morrison, landscape architect
Landscapes of Time and Place

2006

William Cullina, New England Wildflower Society
Fifty (But Who’s Counting) Great Native Plants for the Southeast

2007

Pam Beck, garden writer, designer, and photographer
Winter Interest in the Landscape

2008

Emily Herring Wilson, author and biographer
The Love of Gardening—the Legacy of Elizabeth Lawrence

2009

Doug Tallamy, wildlife ecologist
Bringing Nature Home

2010

Michael McConkey, horticulturist
Native Edibles for an Edible Landscape

2011

Gregg Tepper, horticulturist
The Sensory Appeal of Native Plants

2012

Catherine Zimmerman, filmmaker, landscape designer, and author
Meadowscaping: A Recipe for Restoring Native Habitat

2013

Peter Hatch, gardener, lecturer, and author
Thomas Jefferson, Gardener

2014

Andrea Wulf, New York Times bestselling author
The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession

2015

Doug Tallamy and Rick Darke, authors of The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden

2016

Thomas Rainer, author of Planting Design in a Post-Wild World

2017

Teri Dunn Chace, author of Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods and Fruit

2018

Brie Arthur, author of The Foodscape Revolution

2019

Benjamin Vogt, author of The New Garden Ethic and owner of Monarch Gardens