Victoria Medal of Honour

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This article is about the Royal Horticultural Society award. For other uses, see Victoria Medal (disambiguation).

The Victoria Medal of Honour ("VMH") is awarded to British horticulturists resident in the United Kingdom whom the Royal Horticultural Society Council considers deserving of special honour by the Society[1]

The award was established in 1897 "in perpetual remembrance of Her Majesty’s glorious reign, and to enable the Council to confer honour on British horticulturists." The Society's rules state that only sixty-three horticulturists can hold the VMH at any given time, in commemoration of the sixty-three years of Queen Victoria's reign. Therefore the honour is not awarded every year, but may be made to multiple recipients in other years.

Awards[edit]

1897 - The first 60 medallists[edit]

The first 60 medals were awarded on 26 October 1897:[2]

1900-1909[edit]

1910-1919[edit]

1920-1929[edit]

1930-1939[edit]

1940-1949[edit]

1950-1959[edit]

1960-1969[edit]

1970-1979[edit]

1980-1989[edit]

1990-1999[edit]

2000-present[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Summary of the 200th Annual General Meeting of the Royal Horticultural Society - Recipients of Awards for 2004[dead link]
  2. ^ Dr Brent Elliott, Victoria Medal of Honour 1897 - 1997, The Royal Horticultural Society, (London:1997)
  3. ^ Penrhyn Castle (Wales) - © Gardens-Guide.com - OPEN GARDENS UK & Ireland - Features, Admission, Maps, History, and Local Amenities
  4. ^ Desmond, Ray and Ellwood, Christine (1994) Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturists: Including Plant Collectors, Flower Painters and Garden Designers Taylor & Francis Ltd. and The Natural History Museum, London, UK, p. 166 ISBN 0-85066-843-3
  5. ^ "RHS Garden Wisley: Plants of Current Interest". Royal Horticultural Society. 2004. Archived from the original on 16 January 2006. 
  6. ^ Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: History and Heritage: People: Botanists: John Hutchinson
  7. ^ "Publications: The Garden July 2003" Royal Horticultural Society
  8. ^ "In Memoriam Volume 8, Number 69, (1964)" Kew Guild
  9. ^ "Publications: The Garden May 2002: News" Royal Horticultural Society
  10. ^ RHS Journal: 146. April 1964. 
  11. ^ a b c "Publications: The Garden June 2003: Obituaries" Royal Horticultural Society
  12. ^ "Graham Stuart Thomas" Timber Press
  13. ^ [RHS Journal, February 20th 1968]
  14. ^ a b "Sir Giles Loder" Independent
  15. ^ Colour Dictionary of Garden Plants Book, About the authors
  16. ^ Leapman, Michael (5 April 2005) "Obituary: Alan Bloom: Innovative Norfolk nurseryman" The Independent London, UK, April 5, 2005
  17. ^ "Tributes to a renowned plantsman" 31 March 2005 BBC News
  18. ^ obituary Royal Horticultural Society 2006
  19. ^ [RHS Journal, February 1977]
  20. ^ "Obituary: Christopher Lloyd" The Times January 30, 2006
  21. ^ a b c d The Garden, August 2009, page 511 (Royal Horticultural Society)
  22. ^ "Adrian Bloom" Timber Press
  23. ^ [1]
  24. ^ "Publications: The Garden August 2002: Honours for horticulturists" Royal Horticultural Society
  25. ^ "BBC Gardening: TV and Radio: Presenter biographies: J to L: Roy Lancaster" BBC Gardening
  26. ^ "Obituary: Frederick Roach, OBE". www.telegraph.co.uk. The Telegraph. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  27. ^ "Rhododendron People Page" Rhododendron And Azalea News June 1999
  28. ^ Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies Board
  29. ^ Erica Hunningher, The Independent Rosemary Verey obituary, 7 June 2001
  30. ^ "David Austin English Roses" ICONS a Portrait of England
  31. ^ " The world's favourite flower - grown in Shropshire" BBC Shropshire April 2002
  32. ^ a b c "Royal Horticultural Society awards top gardening gongs" Royal Horticultural Society 2003 from Web Archive
  33. ^ "Alan Titchmarsh To Judge Trinity House's Lighthouse Photography Competition" Trinity House[dead link]
  34. ^ a b c d "Trustees’ Annual Report and Consolidated Financial Statements 2005/06" Royal Horticultural Society
  35. ^ a b c d "RHS honours four with horticulture’s highest accolade" 1 July 2005 Royal Horticultural Society
  36. ^ a b c d RHS honours champions of organic gardening, orchids and community horticulture June 29, 2006
  37. ^ a b c d The Garden, July 2007, RHS news - Royal presentations for Society awards
  38. ^ RHS awards Awards nominations
  39. ^ Prince of Wales VMH Award
  40. ^ Awards for outstanding contribution to horticulture
  41. ^ a b "RHS Awards Ceremony 2013". Royal Horticultural Society. 19 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 

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