The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has introduced a new award to recognise outstanding young horticulturists. The Roy Lancaster Award, in honour of the lifelong plantsman’s enthusiasm for promoting horticulture among young people, will sit alongside the Society’s highest honours. It will be presented for the first time at the annual RHS awards ceremony in March 2019 which celebrates individuals who have made outstanding contributions to horticulture.
The award is open for nominations for those who have made an exceptional contribution to the practice, science or promotion of horticulture and are under the age of 35.
Roy Lancaster said: “I am happy RHS Council has decided to introduce an award to highlight the work of our remarkable young horticulturists. I enjoy meeting many in my travels; their enthusiasm is inspiring and I’m delighted they are to be recognised by this award.”
Nominations are open until 31st August 2018 on the RHS website: rhs.org.uk/rhs-awards