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The Long Island Gold Medal Plant Program

The Long Island Gold Medal Plant Program began in 1999 and is administered by the Nursery & Landscape Program of Cornell University Cooperative Extension-Suffolk.  The purpose of the Gold Medal Program is to identify underutilized plant material of exceptional merit that is particularly suited for growing on Long Island.  Increased public education and awareness of sustainable plant selections are the main goals of the program.

Four award-winning plants are selected each year, which may be trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, groundcovers, or grasses.  Gold Medal Plant Winners are identified by the Plant Selection Committee, which is a volunteer group of horticulture professionals.  See below for descriptions of all the award-winning, Gold Medal plants.

Pinewood Perennial Gardens is proud to offer many of these selections. Visit Our Plants and select Gold Medal Plants.


For more information and a list of all the LIGMP winners, visit Cornell's Website