It is with deep sadness that we share that Shirley Meneice, Center for Plant Conservation Emeritus Trustee, passed away on July 16, 2020. She was loved and respected by so many people for her warmth, kindness, delightful humor, and desire to help others by mentoring and encouragement. She was the Garden Club of America Chairman of the Horticulture Committee, and the Shirley Meneice Horticulture Conference honors her. It has been held annually at different botanic gardens throughout the U.S. and was particularly appropriate given her plant knowledge, constant curiosity and enthusiasm about plants, and desire to encourage this love in others. She was an early supporter of The Garden Conservancy.
Per her request, there will be no services. Should you wish, sow a seed, propagate a plant, or dig in the dirt. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Garden Club of America Shirley Meneice Horticulture Conference Fund, Carmel-by-the-Sea Garden Club, Center for Plant Conservation, UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden, League of Women Voters, Connecticut College, or the organization of your choice.