Fred Galle Receives Horticulture's Highest Award
Fred C. Galle has been awarded the Liberty Hyde Bailey Medal, the most prestigious annual honor given in American horticulture. Mr. Galle has devoted 40 years to his interest in plants and gardens, always willingly contributing his time and knowledge to the many organizations with which he has had association. He has served as the president of the American Horticultural Society, the American Rhododendron Society and the American Association of Botanic Gardens and Arboreta. He has served as a director of the Holly Society of America, as secretary-treasurer of the Georgia Horticultural Society and on the Advisory Council of the U.S. National Arboretum.
Mr. Galle has been with Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia, since 1953, serving as Director of Horticulture and now curator. Before coming to Callaway he taught at the University of Tennessee and the Ohio State University, where he earlier received his B.S. and M.S. Degrees.
Mr. Galle also writes frequently on subjects of interest to amateur and professional horticulturists. He is now engaged in the ambitious task of editing Frederic P. Lee's popular Azalea Book, which has not been revised since 1965