2011 CBHL Award Winners and Nominees
Since 2000, the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries has given an award each year for significant works in botanical or horticultural literature. This year, the Arnold Arboretum’s Sheila Connor was a member of the panel that chose the two books honored at this year’s annual meeting.
The award in the technical division has gone to Keywords in American Landscape Design by Therese O’Malley. Keywords is an illustrated, historical dictionary of landscape design vocabulary used in North America from the 17th to the mid-19th centuries, and defines one hundred terms and concepts used in garden planning and landscape architecture.
The general interest category winner is An Oak Spring Herbaria by Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi. This illustrated book on herbals is the fourth volume in a series of catalogues that describes rare books, manuscripts, and other works of art conserved at the Oak Spring Garden Library, Upperville, Virginia. An Oak Spring Herbaria includes sixty-three works from the library’s collections.
These two award winners and many of the other nominees are included in our list of 2011 CBHL Award Winners and Nominees.