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Nominees for the 2012 Annual Award were:

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General Interest

Books and naturalists
David Elliston Allen, 2010 (Collins (an imprint of Harper Collins))

Botanic Gardens: Modern-Day Arks
Oldfield, Sara, 2010 (MIT Press)

Botanical Sketchbook
Mary Ann Scott, 2010 ( Batsford)

British Arboretum: trees, science and culture in the nineteenth century (The)
Elliott, Paul A., Charles Watkins and Stephen Daniels, 2011 (Pickering & Chatto)

Curious Death of Peter Artedi (The)
Theodore W. Pietsch, 2010 (Scot & Nix, Inc)

Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs
Michael A. Dirr, 2011 (Timber Press)

Field Notes on Science & Nature
Michael R. Canfield (Editor), Edward O. Wilson (Foreword), George B. Schaller (Contributor) et al, 2011 (Harvard University Press)

From Art To Landscape : Unleashing Creativity in Garden Design
Smith, W. Gary, 2011 (Timber Press)

Gathering: Memoir of a Seed Saver
Diane Ott Whealy, 2011(Seed Savers Exchange)

Growing Hardy Orchids
Philip Seaton, Phillip Cribb, Margaret Ramsay & John Haggar, 2011 (Kew Publishing)

Guide to the Flowers of Western China
Christopher Grey-Wilson & Phillip Cribb, 2011 (Kew Publishing)

Gymnosperms of the United States and Canada
Elray S. Nixon, Text; Bruce Lyndon Cunningham, illus., 2010 (Forester-Artist.Com - Bruce Lyndon Cunningham Productions),

High Line : the inside story of New York City's park in the sky
Joshua David and Robert Hammond, 2011 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

In the Footsteps of Augustine Henry
Seamus O'Brien, 2011 (Garden Art Press)

Inventing the Garden
Matteo Vercelloni et Virgilio Vercelloni, 2011 (J. Paul Getty Museum)

Last Great Plant Hunt: the story of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank (The)
Carolyn Fry, Sue Seddon & Gail Vines, 2011 (Kew Publishing)

Making of the English Gardener (The): Plants, Books and Inspiration, 1560-1600
Margaret Willes, 2011 (Yale University Press)

Money, Nicholas P., 2011 (Oxford University Press)

Eugenia Bone, 2011 (Rodale)

Natural History of the New World: the ecology and evolution of plants in the Americas (A)
Alan Graham, 2010 (The University of Chicago Press)

Oaks in the Urban Landscape
Costello,Laurence R., Hagen, Bruce W., Jones, Katherine S., 2011 (University of California, Agricultural and Natural Resources Publication)

Old Southern Apples: A Comprehensive History and Description of Varieties for Collectors, Growers, and Fruit Enthusiasts
Creighton Lee Calhoun Jr., 2010 (First Edition: 1995) (Chelsea Green Publishing)

Phlox: A Natural History and Gardener's Guide
James H. Locklear, 2011 (Timber Press)

Plants of Acadia National Park (The)
Glen H. Mittelhauser, Linda L. Gregory, Sally C, Rooney and Jill E. Weber, 2010 (University of Maine Press, Orono in association with the Garden Club of Mount Desert, Friends of Acadia and the Maine Natural History Observatory)

Seeing Trees
Nancy Ross Hugo and Robert Llewellyn, 2011 (Timber Press)

Smallest Kingdom: plants and plant collectors at the Cape of Good Hope (The)
Fraser, Michael and Liz Fraser, 2011 (Kew Publishing )

This Infant Adventure: offspring of the Royal Gardens at Kew
Christian Lamb, 2010 (Bene Factum Publishing Ltd)

Top 100 Exotic Food Plants
Ernest Small, 2011 (CRC Press - Taylor and Francis Group)

Uses and Abuses of Plant-Derived Mmoke : its ethnobotany as hallucinogen, perfume, incense, and medicine.
Marcello Pennacchio, Lara Vanessa Jefferson, Kayri Havens , 2010 (Oxford University Press)

Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast: A Field Guide
Peter Del Tredici, 2010 (Cornell University Press)

Technical Interest Category

Technical Interest

Aloes: the definitive guide
S. Carter, J.J. Lavranos, L. E. Newton, C. C. Walker, 2011 (Kew Publishing)

Ambonese Herbal, Volumes 1-6 (The)
Georgius Everhardus Rumphius (author), E.M. Beekman (translator), 2011 (Yale University Press),

American Herbal Pharmacopoeia: Botanical Pharmacognosy - Microscopic Characterization of Botanical Medicines
Roy Upton, Alison Graff, Georgina Jolliffe, Reinhard Länger, and Elizabeth Williamson, 2011(CRC Press)

Aquatic Plants of Pennsylvania A Complete Reference Guide
Timothy A. Block and Ann Fowler Rhoads. Illustrations by Anna Anisko, 2011 (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Bedouin Ethnobotany: Plant concepts and uses in a desert pastoral world. (CD-ROM included)
Mandaville, James P., 2011 (University of Arizona Press)

Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats Volume 1 & Volume 2
Stewart McPherson, 2010 (Redfern Natural History Productions)

Flora Novae Angliae
Haines, Arthur, 2011 (New England Wild Flower Society and Yale University Press)

Floral Diagrams: an aid to understanding flower morphology and evolution
L. P. Ronse De Craene, 2010 ( Cambridge University Press)

Landscape Manifesto (A)
Diana Balmori, Michel Conan, 2010 (Yale University Press)

Monographic plant systematics
edited by Tod F. Stuessy and H. Walter Lack, 2011 (A.R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G. (distr. by Koeltz))

Sarraceniaceae of North America
Stewart McPherson and Donald Schnell, 2011(Redfern Natural History Productions)

Sarraceniaceae of South America
Stewart McPherson, Andreas Wistuba, Andreas Fleischmann and Joachim Nerz, 2011 (Redfern Natural History Productions)

Systematic vademecum to the vascular plants of Puerto Rico (A)
Franklin S. Axelrod, 2011 (BRIT Press)

The 2012 Awards will be announced at the Annual Meeting in Montréal.

The 2011 Awards have been announced at the Annual Meeting in Chicago. See 2011 winners

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