RHS Loder Cup

Congratulations to Seamus O’Brien, National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh, on being chosen as the recipient of the prestigious RHS Loder Rhododendron Cup. This has been awarded in recognition of his work in conserving the Rhododendrons in Kilmacurragh and his willingness to share his knowledge through his books ‘In the Footsteps of’ recording his travels and those of notable Irish plant hunters

Seamus is a long-time friend of the RHSI and we were treated to a wonderful talk by him last night where he focused on the role of Botanical Art in plant recording and conservation. He is among the group of Irish luminaries who have contributed so much to our rich horticultural heritage and our awareness of it.

While the Loder Cup has been awarded to recipients in many countries, it is the first time it has come to Ireland, perhaps an extra pleasure for many!
Philip Hollwey
RHSI Chair

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