Alan Shapiro, Gainesville Nurseryman, Wins Prestigious Balentine Award from Southeast Horticultural SocietyMonday, February 8th, 2010
The Southeastern Horticultural Society, based in Atlanta GA and responsible for staging the Southeastern Flower Show there, has presented the 2010 Robert McGee Balentine Horticulture Award to Alan Shapiro, owner of Grandiflora. This award, established in the memory of Robert McGee Balentine, a founding trustee of the Southeastern Flower Show, is presented annually to the individual that the Awards Committee feels has made a significant contribution to the field of horticulture in the southeastern United States.
Previous winners have included Tony Avent, Don Shadow, Dr. Alan Armitage, Dr. Michael Dirr, JC Raulston, Dick Bir and Ozzie Johnston.
The award was made on February 3, 2010, in the Cobb Galleria Centre at the opening night reception, a gala black tie affair that offered sponsors and eager attendees a sneak peak of the Flower Show.
For more information on the Southeastern Horticulture Society or its annual Southeastern Flower Show, you may visit: http://www.sehort.org/flower_show