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Rachel Snyder Memorial Landscape Award

About the Award

This annual award is given to an individual or organization for a project promoting the use of native plants in the landscape.

Created in 1991 as the Kansas Wildflower Society Wayside Award, it later was renamed the Rachel Snyder Memorial Wayside Award to honor Rachel Snyder, who through her writing and service, promoted wider used of native plants in our gardens and landscapes.

About Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder was a charter member of the Kansas Wildflower Society (KWS), the former name of KNPS. She served KWS as vice-president (1983; 1986-1989) and president (1990-91). As KWS president, she organized a 3-day bus tour that went to the Cimarron National Grassland, the first such event sponsored by the society. 

Rachel authored two books on gardening: "The Complete Book for Gardeners" and "Gardening in the Heartland." She served as editor of Flower & Garden magazine from 1957 to 1988. She donated her "Snyder Prairie" to the Grassland Heritage Foundation.

Nomination Form


  • The award is given annually.
  • The deadline for nominations is July 1.
  • The recipient receives the award at the KNPS Annual Meeting held each fall as part of the Annual Wildflower Weekend.