Alan Titchmarsh awarded Kew Guild Medal 2016
35 Kewites assembled on 15th. June for a lunch at the Coach and Horses Hotel, Kew Green. The event was arranged by the Kew Guild to mark it’s award of a Kew Guild Medal to Alan Titchmarsh for distinguished work as a horticuturalist.
Tony Overland, Sparkle Ward, Alan and Alison Tichmarsh
In welcoming Alison and Alan, Guild President Tony Overland mentioned Alan’s career and particularly his work as President of Plant Heritage, Perennial, and a Trustee of Gardens for Schools, and President or patron of approximately 35 charities or organisations.
Alan, in turn, thanked the Guild for the honour and expressed his pleasure in returning to Kew and meeting up with old friends. He recalled his digs on the Mortlake Road in Kew, and 5 happy years beside Kew Green; how he had met his wife through Barnes Operatic Society, how he valued the Kew Diploma and the fact that he is in touch with plants every day – he will always be a gardener.
The group on the day at the Coach & Horses