29 Apr 2015

Glittering prize for Simon

Colin Miles

National Botanic Garden of Wales Curator Simon Goodenough has been awarded the RHS Associateship of Honour.

Simon Goodenough
Simon Goodenough

This highly-prestigious award, established in 1930, is made by the Royal Horticultural Society only to people of British Nationality who have rendered distinguished service to the practice of horticulture either as employers or employees during their career.

The number of Associates of Honour may not exceed 100 at any one time.

Garden director Dr Rosie Plummer said: “This is a tremendous accolade and very well deserved; fully justified for his outstanding contribution to Ventnor Botanic Garden and more recently for all his work here at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.”

Simon said: “This is really rather splendid news and a very nice way to kick off 2015. I am very grateful to the society for this honour.”

He received his award from RHS president, Sir Nicholas Bacon, in February.