Bernard Tickner has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, being recognised for his contribution to wildlife conservation and horticulture, most notably for having played an instrumental role in establishing the Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Lackford Lakes Reserve and his creation of Fuller Mill Garden in Suffolk, which he gifted to horticulture charity Perennial in 2015.
Former RHS president Elizabeth Banks has been awarded a CBE for services to horticulture through the RHS.
Former RHS director general Inga Grimsey has been awarded an OBE for services to heritage and the community.
St Andrews Botanic Garden emeritus curator Bob Mitchell was awarded an MBE for services to horticulture.
Current RHS director general Sue Biggs was awarded a CBE in the New Years Honours this year.