Earlier this month at the Hampton Court RHS Show, Ian Cooke was presented with an award to honour his lifetimes work in horticulture, the Royal Horticultural Societies Associateship of Honour.
The Associateship of Honour is given to persons of British nationality who have rendered distinguished service to horticulture in the course of their working life. The number of Associates of Honour may not exceed 100 at any one time.
Ian Cooke's award was granted for his continuous committment to ornamental horticulture, landscape design and grounds management. A former holder of a National Plant Collection of Canna , Ian worked at the University of Nottingham until his recent retirement.
Our congratulations go to Ian, who is also judging the 2008 International Canna Trial, and we hope that he will retain his long-term interest in Canna.