Montgomery Botanical Center was honored with the Dorothy E. Hansell Award at the 2005 American Association of Botanic Gardens and Arboreta Meeting in Chicago for its newsletter, The Montgomery News. The Hansell award recognizes the accomplishments of gardens with respect to effective communication and focuses on a different type of communication each year. The competition category for 2005 was “Newsletter.”

The Montgomery News is published twice a year and seeks to inform the public about ongoing collecting, conservation, landscaping, and research efforts at MBC. Montgomery acknowledges the dedicated work of former development and communications manager, Mary Andrews, in achieving this honor.