The Whiteoak Trophy is the Victoria Horticultural Society’s most prestigious award. It is named in memory of Horace Whiteoak who was VHS president in the 1930’s and died in 1938 in his mid forties.

The trophy is awarded to the person who is deemed to have made the greatest contribution to the Society that year. It can be won only once by an individual and the current president and secretary are not eligible. All members of the Society can make suggestions for recipients of the award through the Suggestion Box at the regular meetings, or by contacting any member of the Executive.

Past Whiteoak Trophy Recipients

2016 Name– for.
2015 Rafe Mooney– for years of serving as Secretary & Programs Director, contributing to the Lucky Draw, presenting VHS Scholarships at the HCP, curating the HCP Winter Garden honoring past VHS president Doris Page, and completing the Neil Knowlton memorial project.
2014 Gordon Robe – for years of editing and producing the Gardenry newsletter and serving on the VHS Executive.
2013 Bill Spriggs
2012 Ann Widdowsen
2011 Jacqueline Bradbury
2010 Dick Bullard
2009 Kathy Palmer
2008 James Leigh & Fred Kramer
2007 Francis Fink
2006 John & Delphia Scratchley
2005 Tom Leahy & Denise Brown
2004 Mike Hutchins
2003 Chris Palmer
2002 Joan Jamieson
2001 Don & Bobbi Johannessen
2000 Mark Wright
1999 Gary White & John Veillette
1998 Jill Stewart Bowen
1997 Pat Robertson
1996 John Ewing
1995 The Elliotts
1994 Carolyn Herriot
1993 Geli Bartlett
1992 Jean Williams
1991 Freda Loro
1990 Hector Bussiere
1989 Diane Plant
1988 Bryce Fradley
1987 Diane Bussiere
1986 Jean Webster
1985 Rowly Inglis
1984 Rodger Whitlock
1983 Neil Knowlton
1982 Win Foubister
1981 Walter Williamson
1980 Tom Hutchinson
1979 Primrose Stevens
1978 John Linnell
1977 Elizabeth Whitlock
1976 James Smith
1975 Miss M. Laing
1974 Mrs J.R. Bell
1973 Harry Leake
1972 Ken Barnes
1971 Miss E. Sartain
1970 Mrs G. Reid
1969 Mrs. S. McMinn
1968 D. G. F. Barton
1967 Harry van Dyk
1966 F. Blakeney
1965 Mrs R.S. Bevan
1964 T. Weekes
1963 A.R. McMinn
1962 Alan Littler
1961 Mrs T.T. Vaulkhard
1960 D.A. Weir
1959 Miss Doris Page
1958 Mrs E.W. Carey
1957 W.J. Roper
1956 S. Lang
1955 C.J. Freeborn
1954 Mrs Ena McCabe
1953 Alex Gray
1952 T.J. Sawyer
1951 Miss M.S. Hamer
1950 Mrs C.J. Freeborn
1949 K. Robinson
1948 T.E. Perry
1947 Alex Main
1946 F.E. Boulter
1945 not awarded
1944 F.W. Waller
1943 W.H. Warren
1942 Mrs R.H. Ludbrook
1941 M.O. Mayhew
1940 Alex Mitchell

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