The Royal Horticultural Society UK has announced its annual awards for contributions to horticulture, including the prestigious Veitch Memorial Medal.
Recipients of the Veitch Memorial Medal for “outstanding contribution to the advancement of the science and practice of horticulture” are:
Gillian Barlow – botanical artist and teacher
Neil Bragg – soil scientist and former director of the Horticulture Development Company
Fergus Garrett – head gardener and workshop presenter at Great Dixter
Charles Nelson – botanist, lecturer and author, president of the Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens committee, founding member of the Irish Garden Plant Society
John Pilbeam – author and guest speaker, cacti and succulents specialist
Penny Snell – florist, lecturer, and former chairman of the UK National Gardens Scheme