Vale Kim Morris FAIH


Dear members

It is with great sadness that I wish to inform you of the passing of Kim Morris FAIH this morning.

Kim was a Past President and Fellow of the institute and has been the backbone of the Australian Institute of Horticulture (AIH) since 2006 where he held the position of National Treasurer and then National President from 2008 to 2012. Most recently Kim held the role of National Secretary for the past 5 years and demonstrated his unwavering commitment to AIH by supporting me directly until a suitable candidate could take his place. Remarkably he’s also been an AIH member for 30 plus years.

Kim has achieved great success over an extended period and his contribution to AIH and the industry has been simply invaluable. Kim was the driving force behind the creation of the Registered Horticulturist program, he was responsible for the negotiation and signing of the first memorandum with Singapore National Parks Board and campaigned for the return of the AIH Annual National Awards dinner, to name just a few of his achievements during his time in various capacities with AIH.

I had spoken to Kim many times over the last few months and despite his declining health, he was adamant that AIH matters were addressed promptly and that ongoing assistance to myself and the other National Councillors was fundamental to continuing the foundational hard work and success Kim and others had established.

It was an honour working alongside Kim and on behalf of myself and the National Council, we send our condolences to Kim’s immediate family and friends and sincerely hope that Kim’s legacy will continue to provide strength, energy and inspiration to all in our institute and the industry broadly.


Michael Casey
National President
Australian Institute of Horticulture

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Hans Van Veluwen

He was an incredible educator and I learnt so much from him during my time with him as a Horticulture student. Heaven is about to get a garden.

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