Other awards

The following RHS Awards recognise and celebrate other horticultural excellence

Master of Horticulture (RHS)

Designed for professional horticulturists who wish to grow their careers, the RHS Master of Horticulture is the Society’s most prestigious training programme. Upon completing this degreelevel equivalent, holders of the Award may use the designation MHort (RHS) after their name.

The Master of Horticulture was awarded to the 2018 cohort: John Abson, Shane Atkinson, David Ball, Nikki Barker, John Beavan, Steve Brett, Scott Chalmers, Kam Chung Cheng, Virginia Aurora Colquhoun-Gonzalez, Estelle Davis, Robin Davis, Elaine Ellis, Andrew Engel, Richie Fluester, Kent Gentry, Vance Green, Susie Hauxwell, Sally Hughes, Keith Hunter, Emma Page, Sam Pagett, Jessica Parker, Richard Pavey, James Rae, Elizabeth Reddin, Michael Russell, Colin Skelly, Sophie Tatzkow and Adrian Thorne.

E H Trophy

Provided from a fund bequeathed in 1961 by the late W J M Hawkey in memory of his grandmother, Mrs Elizabeth; his mother, Mrs Ellen; and his wife Mrs Emma Hawkey. This award is offered for the best exhibit of cut flowers shown to the Society during the year.

The 2022 E H Trophy was awarded to the National Chrysanthemum Society for their exhibit of cut flower blooms and spray chrysanthemums at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021.

Peter Barr Memorial Cup

First presented in 1912 by the Trustees of the Peter Barr Memorial Fund in commemoration of Mr Peter Barr. The cup is awarded annually on the by the RHS Bulb Committee to someone who, in the Committee’s opinion, has done good work of some kind in connection with daffodils.

The 2022 Peter Barr Memorial Cup was awarded to John Gibson.

Joyce Stewart Trophy

The Joyce Stewart Trophy is presented to the exhibitor of the best orchid species awarded a First Class Certificate, Award of Merit or Botanical Certificate by the RHS Orchid Committee during 2021.

The 2022 Joyce Stewart Trophy was awarded to Jean Barker for Chiloschista viridiflava ‘Amber’ BC.

Farrer Trophy

Instituted in 1959 in commemoration of Reginald Farrer, plant collector and authority on alpine plants, this trophy is awarded for the best exhibit of plants suitable for the rock garden or alpine house staged during the year at one of the Society’s Shows.

The 2022 Farrer Trophy was awarded to the Alpine Garden Society – Northern Group for their exhibit of alpines in troughs and pots at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2021.

Williams Memorial Medal

Instituted in 1896 by the Trustees of the Williams Memorial Fund in commemoration of B S Williams. This medal is awarded annually for a group of plants and/ or cut blooms of one genus (fruit and vegetables excepted) which shows excellence in cultivation, staged at one of the Society’s Shows during the year. No exhibitor may receive this medal more than once in three years.

The 2022 Williams Memorial Medal was awarded to Dibleys Nurseries for their exhibit of Streptocarpus at at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2021.

Mrs F E Rivis Prize

Provided from a fund presented in 1960 by Miss A K Hincks in commemoration of her sister, Mrs F E Rivis, with a view to encouraging excellence in cultivation. This prize is awarded to the gardener or other employee responsible for the cultivation of the exhibit for which the Williams Memorial Medal is awarded.

The 2022 Mrs F E Rivis Prize was awarded to Gareth Dibley, Dibleys Nurseries.

Holford Medal

Presented by the Executors of the late Sir George Holford in 1928. This award is offered for the best exhibit of plants and/or flowers (including fruit and vegetables) staged during the year by an amateur or group of amateurs, at one of the Society’s Shows. Since 1992, exhibits from garden trusts have also been eligible, provided that they are continuations of trusts run by private families and are not government funded.

The 2022 Holford Medal was awarded to the National Sweet Pea Society for their exhibit of sweet peas and other Lathyrus species at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2021.

Wigan Cup

Presented by the late Mr A L Wigan in 1911, the Wigan Cup is awarded for the best exhibit shown to the Society during the year by a Local Authority.

The 2022 Wigan Cup was awarded to Birmingham City Council for their exhibit ‘Highlighting sustainable energy and the power of nature’ at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021.

Lindley Award

The Lindley Award is awarded annually to the best educational exhibit shown to the Society during the year.

The 2022 Lindley Award was awarded to Hoyland Plant Centre for their exhibit of ‘× Amarine and Nerine’ at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021.

Lawrence Medal

Instituted in 1906 to celebrate Sir Trevor Lawrence’s 21-year tenure of office as President of the Society, the Lawrence Medal is awarded annually for the best exhibit shown to the Society during the year.

Instituted in 1906 to celebrate Sir Trevor Lawrence’s 21-year tenure of office as President of the Society, the Lawrence Medal is awarded annually for the best exhibit shown to the Society during the year. No exhibitor may receive this medal more than once in three years.

Nominees included Dibleys Nurseries, Holden Clough Nursery and South West in Bloom/Stonebarn.

The winner of the Lawrence Medal was South West in Bloom/Stonebarn.

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