The Society issues prestigious awards, medals and certificates of merit in recognition of the achievements of professional horticulturalists, nurserymen, gardeners and amateur gardeners.
The Scottish Horticultural Medal (SHM): An award first introduced in 1950 to mark the 150th anniversary of the Society. The award is strictly limited to a maximum of 50 recipients at any one time and is awarded to anyone, anywhere, who has made an outstanding service, by a professional or amateur to Scottish Horticulture.
The Dr Patrick Neill Memorial Medal: An award to a Scottish botanist or cultivator.
The Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother Medal in Horticulture: Introduced in 1990 to mark the 90th birthday of the Society’s Patron, the Queen Mother. The medal is awarded for outstanding service by a non-professional.
The Dr Andrew Duncan Medal: Introduced in 2003 for distinguished service to horticulture by an educationalist, advisor or administrator.
Certificates of Merit: These awards were re-introduced in 2002 and acknowledge a wide range of service to gardening or horticulture.
Carter-Patterson Memorial Medal and Prize: An award to a high achieving horticulture student or apprentice.