AIH Heroes

WE CELEBRATE OUR AIH HEROES

Like all well-established organisations, guilds and Institutes, AIH has its own ‘Horticulture Heroes’ who have earned their coveted position in the AIH Hall of Fame.

These are professionals who have been involved in Institute management, development and operations and have made significant contributions to the profession.

AIH HERO AWARDS

Every year the Australian Institute of Horticulture hold its Annual National Awards and  Dinner where a variety of awards are presented. There are 2 significant Hero awards, the Golden Wattle Award and the Silver Gum Award.
View the AIH 2017 Annual Award Winners

GOLDEN WATTLE AWARD

The Award is presented to an horticulture professional whose practice in the opinion of the National Executive has advanced the objectives as set down by AIH and the profession of horticulture.

Acacia pycnantha – or the Golden Wattle – was commissioned by AIMS Pty Ltd who continues to be the sponsor since inception of the award.

All received this penultimate award for their unfaltering contributions to the profession.

The awardees hold a unique presence in the horticulture profession. Their hard work, innovative approach and dedication to horticulture have made their efforts successful in advancing the profession, increasing recognition of gardening to the public and enhancing horticultural events in various forums.

Nominations for an outstanding horticulturist for the Golden Wattle Award are called each March for consideration by the National Executive for awarding at the Annual Awards Night usually in November.

GOLDEN WATTLE AWARD WINNERS

PETER CUNDALL


2015

GRAHAM ROSS


2014

WES FLEMING of Fleming Nurseries

2013

JUDY HORTON, MAIH RH

2012

the late COLIN CAMPBELL

2011

DON BURKE OAM, FAIH RH

2010

SILVER GUM AWARD

Fashioned after the flowers and buds of the Eucalyptus crenulata (Silver Gum), the award was commissioned by Horticultural Training in recognition of a Past President’s dedicated and committed representation on behalf of AIH.

In 2015 the award was redefined with a new criteria for outstanding industry commitment.

SILVER GUM AWARD WINNERS

NEVILLE PASSMORE, MAIH RH

2015

ANNETTE IRISH, FAIH RH, CPH

2014

President 2012 – 2014

KIM MORRIS, FAIH RH


2012

President 2008 – 2012