Veitch Memorial Medal
The Veitch Memorial Medal is an international prize issued annually by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
The prize is awarded to "persons of any nationality who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement and improvement of the science and practice of horticulture".
The prize was first planned in 1870, in memorial of James Veitch of Chelsea. At first, the prize was issued by the Veitch Memorial Trust, but from 1885, the Medals were awarded at the Orchid Conference. Since 1922, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has been in charge of the Medal.
Recipients in 2013 include:
- Dr Keith Hammett, New Zealand whose horticultural interests include Sweet Peas, Dahlias and Clivias
Recipients in 2009 were:
- David Wheeler (founder and editor of Hortus: A Gardening Journal)
- Dr Joan Morgan (writer and historian)
- Jozef Van Assche (Secretary ISHS)
Recipients in 2008 were:
- Dr James Beard for his lifelong contribution to the development and application of scientific principles to turfgrass culture. Dr Beard founded the International Sports Turf Institute and has served the international horticultural community for the past 50 years through research, teaching and leadership.
- Michael Nelson for his outstanding practical work over many years in the restoration of the Lost Gardens of Heligan, one of Cornwall's best-known tourist attractions.
For the 2007 list of winners, please see 2007 Manual
List of winners
- 1883 : John Roberts (1830-1892) Head Gardener, Charleville Castle, Co. Offaly, Ireland.
- 1892 : John Heal (c. 1841 – 1925)
- 1899 : Thomas Francis Rivers (1831–1899)
- 1906 : Ernest Henry Wilson (1876–1930)
- 1907 : John Gilbert Baker (1834–1920)
- 1921 : Robert Lloyd Praeger (1865-1953)
- 1922 : William Jackson Bean (1863–1947)
- 1923 : Richard Irwin Lynch (1850–1924)
- 1925 : David Prain (1857–1944)
- 1927 : George Forrest (1873–1932)
- 1929 : Alfred Barton Rendle (1865–1938)
- 1930 : William Wright Smith (1875–1956)
- 1931 : Otto Stapf (1857–1933)
- 1932 : Leonard Cockayne (1855–1934)
- 1934 : Francis Kingdon-Ward (1885–1958)
- 1935 : Edward James Salisbury (1886–1978)
- 1936 : Arthur William Hill (1875–1941)
- 1937 : John Hutchinson (1884–1972)
- 1938 : Morley Benjamin Crane (1890–1983)
- 1939 : Isabella Preston (1881–1965)
- 1953 : William Bertram Turrill (1890–1961)
- 1956 : Albert Burkwood (1890-1978)
- 1966 : Graham Stuart Thomas (1909–2003)
- 1969 : Sir Thomas Neame (1885–1973)
- 1974 : John Bergmans ([Netherlands]) (1892–1980)
- 1976 : Alice Margaret Coats (1905–1978)
- 1977 : Iris Bannochie (1914–1988)
- 1979 : Fred Whitsey (1919–2009)
- 1983 : P.B.J. Joubert (South Africa)
- 1984 : J. R. P. van Hoey Smith
- 1986 : Ambrose Congreve (1907–2011)
- 1987 : Rachel Lambert Mellon (1910-1914)
- 1990 : Chen Hang (born c. 1931)
- 1991 : John L. Creech (1920–2009)
- 1996 : Jane G Pepper (born 1945)
- 2000 : Maurice and Brian Woodfield
- 2001 : Francis Higginson Cabot (1925–2011)
- 2003 : Martin John Bukovac (?-?)
- 2005 : Anne-Marie Evans (A leading figure in botanical illustration, her world-wide influence has led a resurgence of interest in and greater understanding of the depiction of plants)
- 2007 : Rex Dibley, Daniel John Hinkley (born 1953)
- 2010 : Dr. Stefan T. Buczacki
- 2011 : Graham Ross (Australia), Christopher Bailes (U.K.), Rosemary Alexander (U.K.), Keshab Pradhan (Sikkim, India)
- 2012 : Susyn Andrews (U.K.), John Elliott (Singapore), Chris Lane (U.K.), Hugh McAllister (U.K.), Beverley McConnell
- 2013 : Peter Del Tredici, Peter Furniss, Keith Hammett, Sue Minter, Alec Pridgeon and Margaret Owen
- 2014 : Mark Chase, Martin Gardner, Antonio de Almeida Monteiro, Philip Baulk and Gianfranco Giustina (Italy)
- Date unknown : Alfred Daniel Hall (1864–1942)
- Date unknown : Thomas Wallace (1891–1965)
- Date unknown : Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt (1901–1987)
- Date unknown : Werner Rauh (1913–2000)
- Date unknown : D. G. Hessayon (born 1928)
- Date unknown : Harold Hillier (1905–1985)
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1986 Prof. Rapee Sagarik (born 1922–present/2012 :90 yrs.)