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.
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.
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.
OAM, MAIH RH
OAM, FAIH RH
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.
Immediate Past President
FAIH RH, CPH
President 2012 – 14
President 2008 – 12