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.
- 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.
Download the Handbury Award Nomination Form here.
Nominations will be considered and decided by the AAFBG Committee, who may also contribute nominations.
Completed Nomination Forms, signed by the president of the organisation, with a one-page precis of the service and contribution made by the nominee/s should be sent to:
The Administration Officer
Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens Inc
PO Box 528, Kallangur 4503
Deadline for Nominations: February 28, 2022
Announcements of 2021 Award winners and presentations (both categories) at 2022 AGM.
Handbury Awards 2022
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.
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.
WINNERS LAST YEAR:
Margaret Lynch, Friends of Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden
For decades of inspiring leadership as guide, mentor, educator and nursery volunteer
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.
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
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
Kevin McDonald, OAM. Friends of Hunter Region Botanic Gardens
For long-term contribution to the establishment and development of the Gardens, education and guiding
Friends of Kings Park and Botanic Garden. WA
For major contribution to Kings Park, through fundraising for major works and volunteer effort.
The Friends of the National Arboretum Canberra
For major contribution by collective volunteer endeavour and financial contribution to major projects.
Friends of Eurobodalla Botanic Garden
For major contribution in support of major works and volunteer endeavour.
Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
For outstanding contribution by collective volunteer endeavour and securing funding for major works.
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