Due to the past Covid movement restrictions the PAGS Committee met physically for the first time in over two years on 20th November 2021 and had to catch up on a number of tasks that were not feasible when undertaking the meetings digitally via the Zoom platform.
One of these was the presentation of the RHS Banksian Medal award for 2020.
With the majority of plant shows, including our own Annual Shows, being cancelled for both 2020 and 2021 the RHS gave individual plant Society’s special dispensation to award the medals to those that had performed outstanding service to their Society in one or more specific roles. Having chaired the Society for ten years and orchestrated the digital setup of the Pelargonium Register website the committee agreed to award the 2020 Banksian Medal to Steve Pollard.
The award for 2021 will be made at the PAGS AGM in March 2022.
Steve is seen here on the left receiving the 2020 award from Vice Chairman David Taylor.