The Society issues a number of prestigious awards, medals and certificates of merit in recognition of the achievements of professional horticulturalists, nurserymen, amateur gardeners, student and apprentices.
The awards are open to anyone. You do not need to be a Caley member to nominate someone for an award or to receive an award.
The nomination process for awards to be presented in 2020 is now open, so get your thinking caps on! Make sure your local horticultural hero get the recognition that he or she deserves.
Scroll down to find the nomination form.
2019 Award winners – click on the image to view the album.
The Scottish Horticultural Medal (SHM): An award first introduced in 1959 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. This medal is awarded biennially and will next be presented in 2020. The medal was established in 1851 by Dr Patrick Neill, one of the Founders and the first Secretary of the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society: he instigated the award of this medal to a distinguished Scottish botanist or cultivator and a bequest to sustain it.
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.
Carter-Patterson Memorial Medal and Prize: An award to a high achieving horticulture student or apprentice.
Certificates of Merit: These awards were re-introduced in 2002 and acknowledge a wide range of service to gardening or horticulture.
Student Certificates of Merit: An award that recognises the achievements of students and apprentices of horticulture.