s Handbury Award - Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens

2023 Handbury Award Nomination Form

Download the 2023 Handbury Award Nomination Form here (pdf)

 

Handbury Award

The award is named in honour of the late Geoff Handbury AO, a major benefactor of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens Inc (AAFBG) to recognise exceptional contributions to an Australian Botanic Garden, Arboretum or Park, by an AAFBG member group or individual from a member group.

AWARD CATEGORIES:

  1. Exceptional contribution by an individual member to their Botanic Garden, Park or Arboretum.
  2. Exceptional contribution of a member organisation to its Botanic Garden, Park or Arboretum.

   

SELECTION CRITERIA

CATEGORY 1
Individuals who have shown a long-term dedication to fostering the cause of Botanic Gardens through volunteering, including writing, promotion, advocacy and education, or through a significant financial contribution at a local, state or national level.

CATEGORY 2
A Friends Group who has made a major contribution to their respective garden/s through fundraising for major works, or by creating improvements by collective volunteer effort or through a significant financial contribution.

Handbury Awards 2022

WINNERS

CATEGORY 1

Elizabeth Gilfillan, Friends of Ballarat Botanical Gardens
Elizabeth's contribution to Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens and to the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens has seen both organisations grow and flourish.

CATEGORY 2

Friends of Lismore Rainforest Botanic Garden Wednesday Work Group
For outstanding contribution by collective volunteer endeavour contributing to major works to Lismore Rainforest Botanic Garden thus enhancing the environment and the community.

CATEGORY 2

Friends of Bendigo Botanic Gardens Inc.
For outstanding contribution by collective volunteer endeavour and advocating for major works to the Bendigo Botanic Gardens thus enhancing the environment and the community.
 

WINNERS 2021

CATEGORY 1

Margaret Lynch, Friends of Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden
For decades of inspiring leadership as guide, mentor, educator and nursery volunteer
ZOOM

Ronda and Peter Hall, Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden Port Augusta Inc.
For decades of dedicated contribution in education, propagation and garden maintenance and development.
ATTENDING

Janet O'Hehir, Friends of Camperdown Botanic Gardens and Arboretum Trust
For remarkable dedication to advocacy, education and garden development and for the indomitable spirit she brings to the gardens
ZOOM

Beth and Raoul Dixon, Friends of Ballarat Botanical Gardens
For long-term dedication to the activities of FBBG through guiding, education and administration.
Will be accepted by Merrill Shulkes, ATTENDING

Kevin Stokes, Friends of Hunter Region Botanic Gardens
For long-term contribution to the establishment and development of the Gardens, education and administration
ATTENDING

Kevin McDonald, OAM. Friends of Hunter Region Botanic Gardens
For long-term contribution to the establishment and development of the Gardens, education and guiding
ZOOM

CATEGORY 2

Friends of Kings Park and Botanic Garden. WA
For major contribution to Kings Park, through fundraising for major works and volunteer effort.
ZOOM

The Friends of the National Arboretum Canberra
For major contribution by collective volunteer endeavour and financial contribution to major projects.
ZOOM

Friends of Eurobodalla Botanic Garden
For major contribution in support of major works and volunteer endeavour.
ZOOM

Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
For outstanding contribution by collective volunteer endeavour and securing funding for major works.
ZOOM

Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Growing Group
For major contribution over many years of collective volunteer effort and financial contribution.
ATTENDING. Dr Anne Campbell.

Friends of Orange Botanic Gardens. Propagation Group
For major contribution by preservation of threatened species by volunteer effort and for financial contribution.
ATTENDING. Murray Fletcher

The Friends of the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden. Port Augusta. Inc
For outstanding contribution to the foundation of AALBG and continued collective volunteer and financial contribution over decades.
ATTENDING. John Zwar