Lynette L. Walther received the 2017 Media Awards Silver Medal of Achievement for her writing, garden column “Good Seasons,” presented by GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators.

This national award recognizes individuals and companies who achieve the highest levels of talent and professionalism in garden communications. The 2017 competition had more than 200 entries in 61 categories. Recipients of the Silver Medal represent the top winners each competition category and will now compete for best of group in the areas of writing, photography, digital media, broadcast media, publishing and trade.

Walther received the Silver Medal of Achievement for her garden columns entitled Politics of the Garden, The Beautiful Herbs and Sound Reasons to Feel Good About Gardening.

“The GWA Media Awards showcase the writers, photographers, editors, publishers and trade companies that have pursued excellence in gardening communication in print or electronic communications,” says Kirk Brown, president of GWA. “The Media Award winners have been judged by industry experts and show significant distinction and merits that exemplify exceptional work.”

Walther has been a Camden Herald garden columnist for more than a decade chronicling the gardening scene on Mid-Coast Maine. This is the second time Walther has received the honor of a Silver Award from the GWA for her garden writing. Walther is also a contributing editor of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors and a contributing writer for Florida Gardening magazines.

Since the early 1980s, the GWA Media Awards program has recognized outstanding writing, photography, graphic design and illustration for books, newspaper stories, magazine articles and other works focused on gardening. In recent years, the awards program has expanded to include on-air talent, production and direction for radio, television, video, Internet and other electronic media.

To view all the 2017 GWA Media Award recipients, visit For more information about this award, contact Caitlin Norton at 678-298-1177 or