Conversations with Great American Gardeners
Claire Sawyers
Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET


The American Horticultural Society is pleased to share the final session in the 2023 Great American Gardeners webinar series, featuring the 2023 Liberty Hyde Bailey Award recipient. This live virtual program will be hosted by Holly Shimizu, former executive director of the United States Botanic Garden and AHS board member, who will lead an engaging conversation tapping into the awardee’s knowledge and experience.

Claire Sawyers has served as the Director of the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College for more than 30 years, where she has transformed the Arboretum into one of the leading examples of campus gardens in the country. Her prolific, award-winning publications include The Authentic Garden: Five Principles for Cultivating Place, as well as four texts of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Handbook series, for which she was a guest editor. In addition to the AHS 2023 Liberty Hyde Bailey Award, Sawyers is the recipient of a 2009 Professional Award and 2008 Book Award from AHS.