AIH 2021 Annual Awards

Whilst 2021 may have been a difficult year, the Australian Institute of Horticulture (AIH) recognises the commitment, professionalism and excellence of those who have made a significant contribution to the horticultural industry.

AIH Award Nominations are now closed for 2022

Thank you for all of the nominations for our awards night 2022. We are currently finalising all of these awards and look forward to announcing the winners at our awards evening on Friday 28th of October in Melbourne at Rose Street Markets.

Please check out the Event pages to book your tickets for the conferences and awards. We look forward to seeing you all there!

October 22, 2021

This year we received a great number of nominations with many coming from outside of our membership base which highlights to us the many projects going on around Australia and Singapore that people feel should be acknowledged and recognised. The AIH wishes to congratulate all nominees and recipients of awards for 2021 and wish everyone the best for their projects and future endeavours.

Michael Casey MAIH RH, National President

Golden Wattle Award

Sponsored By AIH Gold Sponsors Fitzpatrick Insurance

Jonathan Garner


Golden Wattle award winner Jonathan Garner FAIH RH with Costa and Michael Casey MAIH RH.

For Commitment, Versatility & Dedication to Horticulture

Jonathan has been a proud member and passionately knowledgeable horticulturist and a wonderful contributor to the Institute and the industry. Sydney horticulturist, gardening consultant and designer Jonathan Garner is recognized as one of Australia’s most skilled horticulturists and versatile garden designers.

Silver Gum Award – Greg Bourke (Image Credit: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney)

Silver Gum Award

Sponsored by AIH Silver Sponsor Altum Property Group

Greg Bourke

For Promotion and Contribution to Horticulture.

Greg joined the team at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden in 2011 and has been the Curator Manager since 2013. In this role, he is responsible for a team of horticulturalists, front line staff, casuals and volunteers and oversees 252 hectares of exquisite garden.

Horticulturist of the Year

Sponsored by AIH Gold Sponsor Botanica Nurseries

Tammy Huynh


Michael Casey MAIH RH and Horticulturist of the Year 2021 Tammy Huynh MAIH RH

AIH considers Tammy Huynh’s contribution to our industry to be outstanding, especially her role in highlighting, supporting, and promoting horticulture through her successful business and media interests. Tammy has been an excellent contributor to the horticultural sector over her career and has provided a diverse range of expertise and services to consumer horticulturists and enthusiasts in Sydney.

Student of the Year

Sponsored By The AIH Fellows

Lucy Anne McClymont

Student of the Year 2021 – Lucy Anne McClymont. (Image Lucy Anne McClymont)

In Recognition of Her Horticultural Studies in Australia and the United Kingdom

The Australian Institute of Horticulture congratulates Lucy Anne McClymont on her studies and her efforts in raising awareness of the importance of horticulture in today’s world.

Award of Excellence

Sponsored by Terra Solarus

David Ting


David Ting MAIH RH accepts his award for work on the Galston water garden

For the Galston Water Garden and the pursuit of excellence in horticulture

David is a loyal and committed Member of Australian Institute of Horticulture and passionate in the ongoing promotion of horticulture. He is an experienced Horticulturist with strong plant knowledge and beautifully combines both of these skills into his very successful water gardens.

Award of Merit

Sponsored by Alan Burnell MAIH RH0122 Horticultural Consultant

Kate Wall

Award of Merit – Kate Wall (Image Credit:

‘Working With Weeds’ – A Book Changing Our Concept of Weeds

Weeds have something to teach us. They can make us better gardeners, better environmental custodians, and they can make us healthier. All we have to do is to look at them a little differently. Kate Wall teaches us how to do just that in this insightful book. Kate helps us learn to read the weeds, how to use the weeds, and how to garden without weeds.

Award of Merit

Sponsored By Andrew Prowse MAIH RH Landscape Architects

Wendy Whiteley


Award of Merit – Wendy Whiteley OAM (Image credit:

& the Lavender Bay Precinct Volunteer Gardeners. A Living Art in a Landscape

This beautiful garden created in Lavender Bay Sydney was designed and built by Wendy along with volunteers after the death of her husband Brett.

Green Space Urban Awards

Sponsored by LA3 Landscape Architects and The Designer Garden Co.

Mooloolaba Foreshore Development

Green Space Urban Award – Mooloolaba Foreshore Development (Image Sunshine Coast Council)

Sunshine Coast Regional Council and Murphy Builders along with Consulting Arborist/Horticulturist – Arboractive / David Hawthorne MAIH RH

This is a signature project for Mooloolaba and Alexandra Headlands and has preserved the iconic Norfolk Pines which skirt as sentinels, the shire foreshore from Caloundra in the south to Coolum in the north.

Green Space Regional Award

Sponsored By Interactive Landscapes

The North East Bioregional Network

Green Space Regional Award – The Northeast Bioregional Network (Image NEBN)

Restoring Nature and Communities – Tasmania

The North East Bioregional Network (NEBN) is a non- profit community-based incorporated association dedicated to the protection, maintenance, and restoration of the natural environment on the East Coast of Tasmania.

Green Space Residential Award

Sponsored by MJC Horticulture Pty Ltd.

The Greenwall Company

Green Space Residential Award – The Greenwall Company (Image The Greenwall Company)

1 Markham Close Mosman NSW

When the house was built this garden started with no soil and a sandstone base. Starting at the nature strip the media is the depth of the kerb over sandstone, in fact 200 mls is the average soil depth over the entire block. There are 6 large podium planters (one contains a 12,000 litre wetland and pond over the garage).

AIH International Award of Merit

Sponsored by AIH

Mao Sheng Quanji Construction Pte Ltd

AIH International Award of Merit – Mao Sheng Quanji Construction Pte Ltd – Park Royal Collection Pickering (Image credit: Pagoda)

Maintaining the ParkRoyal Collection Pickering Hotel, Singapore

The successful landscape maintenance of this iconic project has cared for and continued the original design intent of this iconic project.

Green Space International Award

Sponsored By Spade Lawn Care & Gardens

Edible Garden City

Green Space International Award – Edible Garden City – Funan Urban Farm, Singapore (Image Edible Garden City)

The Funan Urban Farm, Singapore

Launched in June 2019, it is one of the few urban farms in Singapore open to the public, and the first urban farm to be designed into a Singapore shopping mall from the onset.

Green Space International Award

Sponsored by Evergreen Infrastructure

Nature Landscapes Pte Ltd

Green Space International Award – Nature Landscapes Pte Ltd – Keppel East Desalination Plant (Image credit:

Keppel East Desalination Plant – Singapore

Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant, is a vital national water-sufficiency infrastructure project that features a lush green rooftop to serve as a communal space and pitstop in Singapore’s Park Connector Network.

Green Space Events & Engagement Award

Sponsored By Van Balen Horticultural

Collectors’ Plant Fair

Dan Wheatley from the Collectors Plant Fair with Costa.

Collectors’ Plant Fair launched in 2005 and has grown to be the largest plant fair in Australia. The fair quickly outgrew its first home in the grounds of founder Peta Trehar’s property in Bilpin. For the past seven years the event has been held at the Hawkesbury Race Club in Clarendon, allowing more specialist nurseries to showcase their plants, and more gardeners to find them.

Green Space Commendation Award

Sponsored By Andreasens Green


Prospect St Grange Residential Project

The project at Prospect St The Grange was a challenge from start to finish, the property is located high on a east facing hill sloping from front to back with approximately 4m of fall across the site. Stage 1 involved extensive demolition of existing garden excluding the existing pool and several of the clients favourite plants and trees, access was always an issue and a challenge to be overcome.

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