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The Huntington’s Kathy Musial to be Honored by the Southern California Horticultural Society

by Veronica Raymond and Deb Shaw

Kathy Musial and feathered friend during a botanical trip.

Kathy Musial and feathered friend during a botanical trip.

The Southern California Horticultural Society (SCHS) is honoring Kathy Musial with a “Horticulturist of the Year” award at their 2015 Annual Award Banquet at the Los Angeles Arboretum.

BAGSC members may be most familiar with Kathy’s tireless work as part of The Huntington/BAGSC team for “Weird, Wild & Wonderful: The New York Botanical Garden Second Triennial Exhibition,” Weird, Wild & Wonderful Symposium, and the BAGSC adjunct exhibition.

The Southern California Horticultural Society is recognizing Kathy with the 2015 Horticulturist of the Year award for her work as Curator of Living Collections at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. During her work there during the last 30 years, Kathy has made significant contributions to horticultural and botanical knowledge, both locally and globally.

Kathy has authored numerous publications, ranging from professional papers to excerpts from her travel diary of her tours to Chile, to editing the massive tome, Conifers Around the World, with Zsolt Debreczy and István Rácz. She has led botanical tours to Australia, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and Madagascar.

Everyone is invited to join SCHS in celebrating Kathy’s remarkable work and dedication in the field of horticulture and in advancing a greater understanding of the flora of our world on:

Thursday, September 10, 2015 Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden 301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007 Peacock Cafe 6pm, social hour and silent auction. Dinner and presentation begin at 7pm.

Purchase banquet tickets on-line, $45 each, by Thursday, September 3, 2015. Please call Steven Gerischer, (323) 257-3629 with any questions.

Kathy has been a great resource for many BAGSC members and plant lovers everywhere. Congratulations Kathy!

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