Alumni and longtime University of Georgia supporters Joe and Ann Frierson were hailed as Distinguished Honorees at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia’s Giving Tree tribute on Sept. 8.

Richard and Cindy Moore, and Tom Wight, were recognized as Southern Magnolia honorees for their generous gifts to the garden.

In addition, Shirley Berry, who recently retired from her job as the garden’s associate director, was presented the Garden Medal, which is the highest honor bestowed for service, exceptional contributions to the field of horticulture and/or outstanding support.

The Giving Tree Tribute is a biennial event to recognize donors who have shown outstanding support for the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA.