Concourse Lake Exhibit of the Philadelphia Committee of the Garden Club of America wins  The Marion Thompson Fuller Brown Conservation Award from the Garden Club of America at their Centennial Annual Meeting.


Mayor Nutter dedicated the Restoration Project of Concourse Lake as a timeless gift to the City of Philadelphia on June 9, 2012 which will be included in the Fairmount Park System

Bowman's Hill Wildlife Preserve Awards

Concourse Lake Receives the 202 Land Ethics Award Nominations of Excellence


Fairmount Park Conservancy

May 17, 2011 Centennial Celebration

Presentation of the Centennial Award for Civic Leadership


Gene Dilks and the Philadelphia Committee of the Garden Club of America

The Fairmount Park Conservancy's Annual Centennial Celebration gala fundraiser was a resounding success.  Over 400 guests gathered at The Horticulture Center in the Centennial District of West Fairmount Park for an evening honoring the champions of Fairmount Park.  For civic leadership, the Fairmount Park Conservancy honored Gene Dilks, The Committee of the Garden Club of America and the Concourse Lake Committee,

PCGCA Distinguished Service Award

For their dedicated work on the Magnolia Tribute Garden for 21 years, Jean Bodine and Keith Straw received the PCGCA Distinguidhed Service Award at a tea in their honor at Independence Hall, West Wing VIP Room on January 9, 2014.


Dorothy Falcon Platt Award

Pinkie Roe, a member of The Garden Club of Wilmington, was presented the coveted Dorothy Falcon Platt Award by Laurie Marshall, President of the Garden Club of Philadelphia, for Pinkie's years of service and contributions to GCA, Zone V, her club and to the community through avenues of Floral Design, Horticulture and Photography.



The Peg Dilks Award

Peg Dilks was one of the founding members of The Philadelphia Committee.    To honor her memory, the Peg Dilks Award was established in 1999 and has been awarded annually  to  a  particularly worthy project whose execution clearly exemplifies the Committee's mission of improving the quality of life for the citizens of Philadelphia through horticulture and a project Mrs. Dilks would have approved.    In honor of the 50th Anniversary of PCGCA, Mrs. Dilks' descendants donated $10,000 in her memory so the award would include a financial prize.   The amount of the annual award is at the discretion of the Board.

2015 Dorothy Falcon Platt Award

Laura P. Gregg, a member of The Garden Workers was presented to prestegious Dorothy Falcon Platt Award by Laurie Marshall, President of the Garden Club of Philadelphia. Ms. Marshall and The Garden Workers President, Janet Frederick, congratulation Laura for her achievement as the PCGCA members applaude Laura's many contributions to the community, her club, Zone V and The Garden Club of America.

2016 Peg Dilks Award presented June 15 to the Urban Tree Connection.  Left to right: Accepting the award for UTC is Jennifer Brodsky,  Interim Executive Director, Ginnie Tietjens, PCGCA Chairman. amd Gene Dilks, daughter-in-law of Peg Dilks and member of The Garden Club of Philadelphia.    

2016  Peg Dilks Award

The 2017 Peg Dilks Award was presented on June 21, 2017 to The Neighborhood Garden Trust.  Director, Jennifer Greenberg, left, accepts a certificate and check from PCGCA Chairman, Susie Leonard on the right.

2019 Peg Dilks Award 

2017 Peg Dilks Award

The 2018 Peg Dilks Award was presented on June 20, 2018 to the Methodist Services' Heritage Farm.   President Susie Leonard, left, presents a certificate and check to their Director of Development, Carole Boughter, Farm Manager, Adrian Galbraith-Paul and President and CEO, Anne Rice-Burgess

2018 Peg Dilks Award

The 2019 Peg Dilks Award was presented on June 19, 2019 to the John Bartram's Garden.  Presendent Diane Drinker, left, presents the Award and monitary gift to Caroline Winschel, Bartram's Director of Development.

    2020 Peg Dilks Award

The 2020 Peg Dilks Award was presented on June 17, 2020 to The Magnolia Tribute Garden.  Due to the Pandemic,  the award could not be presented in person.  The award will be used to help replace some trees in this heavily used, intercity oasis which is  part of the Independence National Historical Park.

2021 Peg Dilks Award

The 2021 Peg Dilks Award was presented at the PCGCA June Annual Meeting to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for their City Harvest and Community Garden initiative to address neighborhood food deserts and food insecurity.

2022 Peg Dilks Award

The 2022 Peg Dilks Award was awarded to Historic Fair Hill in recognition of their Gear Up and Green Project, addressing neighborhood food deserts and food insecurity, as well as for their efforts to become a Level I Arboretum.