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Alan Barber OBE

2010 - Today
Simon Barber accepts his Kew Guild Medal from President Simon Owens at the Annual Dinner in 2010.

Alan has devoted his working life to the improvement of Parks and Open Spaces and campaigning for their improvement and development.

Alan’s career spans over 50 years and served in many positions and is well known as a commissioner for architecture and the built environment.

He is the author of numerous publications and articles, and is much sought after for advice on management of urban parks and green spaces and has been consulted on management of green spaces of cities in the United Kingdom and overseas, and is a worthy recipient of The Kew Guild Medal. 

Being presented with the Medal at the Annual Dinner, President Simon Owens said he was always proud of his achievements while he studied at Kew Gardens in the 1960s and achieving the Kew Certificate and was always mindful of his distinctive service as Secretary of The Mutual Improvement Society. Alan gave a brief and fluent response and thanked the Guild for the honour that they had bestowed on him.