Canterbury Horticultural Society Silver Service Award

Silver Service AwardIn appreciation of the outstanding contribution made to the Canterbury Horticultural Society

This award is for Outstanding Service to the CHS in any capacity usually over a long period of time.

This award does not have to be offered each year. Only one can be awarded at a time.

Year Silver Service
2014 Freda Hunter
2015 Ruth Bird
2016 Elizabeth Peacock
2017 Isobel Clemens
2018 Micheal Coulter
2019 David Adams

Canterbury Horticultural Society Kowhai Award

KowhaiIn appreciation of the outstanding contribution made to the Canterbury Horticultural Society

Introduced in the 2001 the Kowhai Award is for members who have provided good Volunteer Service to CHS in any capacity helping front of house or behind the scenes or sharing knowledge.

This award is to recognize a wide range of people who have shared their love of gardening and plants with others through their individual efforts and in their own way significantly supported the CHS.

Note this award is not available to Board members for Board work. There is no limit on the number that can be awarded in each year.

Year Kowhai            
2001 Margaret Fowler Morag Taylor June Sutherland Pat Connochie Jean McCallion Harold & Rae Mintrom Ngaire Collins
2001 John Thompson Isabel Clemens
2002 Graham Broom Helen France Rhoda Thomas Hugh McSweeney Joy McSweeney Elsa Edgar Merv Cox
2002 Marion Day Nesta Long Maureen Page Jocelyn Worrall
2003 John Walsh Peggy Strange Michael Coulter Kevin Hathaway Bryan Evans Len Rhodes Joan Herring
2003 Dorothy Ainsworth Graham Strange
2004 Ruth Bird Jean Norton Susan Coulter Jim White Robyn Purell
2005 June Chappell David Purcell
2006 David Campbell Carolyn Campbell Barrie Jackson Richard Marles
2009 David Adams Bryan Williamson Alan Jolliffe
2012 Warwick Scadden Phil Ducker David Rawson Nola Moffatt Sandra Sim
2013 Dawn Satherly Neiel Drain Carole Anderton Charlotte Bangma Dianna Risk Anne Casola Marilyn Vicary
2013 Linda Ducker Jeanette Smith Norma Tod Leitha Adams Heather Strong Patsy Tainui
2014 Marilyn Henderson Andrew Tainui Bob Henderson Annette Hill Leonie Jackson
2015 Lyndsay Day Faye Fyfe Susan Doherty Daggie Goeke Denis Peacock Pam Templeton Beryl Vernon
2016 Lorraine Moody Maggie Croy Dulcie Brook Keith Mitchelmore Joan Barnes Bob Fyfe Allan Paterson (Magic Moss)
2017 Gail Scrivener Zoe West Adele Wignall Anne Warren Ann Henderson Peter King
2018 Elizabeth Peacock Geoff Humm
2019 No Awards issued for Kowhai for 2019

Canterbury Horticultural Society Outstanding Horticulturalist Award

Outstanding HorticulturalistFor a person demonstrating an outstanding contribution in Horticulture*.

Not limited to members only. There is no maximum number of award holders.

The purpose of the is award is to recognise people who have demonstrated

  • Great horticultural knowledge
  • Commitment to the distribution of knowledge
  • demonstrated horticultural practice to a wider audience
Year Outstanding Horticulturalist        
2014 Julian Odering David Adams
2015 Michael Coulter Eiji Kawada Jeremy Hawker Freda Hunter Phil Ducker
2016 David Purcell Joe Cartman
2017 Michael Brown Greg Byrnes
2018 Rachel Vogan
2019 Peter Worsp Steve Bush

Canterbury Horticultural Society John Taylor Award

For Leadership in Horticulture

For a person demonstrating outstanding leadership and service to horticulture*.

Not limited to members only. A maximum of 40 people at a time may hold this award.

John Taylor was a member of the CHS, its President and member of the Board for many years. He was the first NZ student to study at Kew Gardens in London, worked at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and became a well-known Nurseryman and successful businessman. He later became a Senior Lecturer at Lincoln University starting the Diploma in Parks and Recreation Administration. He was recognised by the Queen with an OBE.

The purpose of the is award is to recognise people who have demonstrated

  • outstanding leadership
  • outstanding horticultural knowledge
  • outstanding ability in the practice and demonstration of horticulture
  • commitment to development and distribution of knowledge

Only one award can be made in any year.

Year John Taylor Award for Leadership in Horticulture
2014 Athol McCully
2015 Neiel Drain
2016 Colin Meurk
2017 Di Lucas
2018 Murray Dawson
2019 Prof Steve Wratten

Definition of Horticulture
For the purposes of these awards Horticulture is defined as gardening, floral art, horticultural display, conservation, horticultural research, botany, horticultural teaching, horticultural writing, plant photography, nursery horticulture, amenity horticulture, vegetable production, floriculture and any other aspect that is associated with the preceding areas where a clear benefit to society can be demonstrated.

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