Members are invited to nominate for this award named in honour of the late Geoff Handbury AO, a major benefactor of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens Inc (AAFBG) who gave a sum of money over a period of five years for the administration and support of Botanic Gardens through Friends of Botanic Gardens, Australia wide.
One of Australia’s great philanthropists Geoff was committed to family and community he left lasting legacies, one of his passions was Botanic Gardens and the role they play in social wellbeing and education.
This award recognises exceptional contributions to an Australian Botanic Garden, Arboretum, or Park, by an AAFBG member group or individual from a member group.
THE AWARD CATEGORIES are:
Exceptional contribution by an individual member to their Botanic Garden, Park, or Arboretum.
Exceptional contribution of a member organisation to its Botanic Garden, Park, or Arboretum.
2023 Handbury Award Nomination Form
Download the 2023 Handbury Award Nomination Form here (pdf)