Greenfingers were delighted to attend the Garden Media Guild Awards at The Savoy in London last week, which saw the charity’s founder, Richard Jackson, being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Richard received a standing ovation as he accepted the award for his services to the garden industry and was lost for words as the award came as a total surprise to him.
The Garden Media Guild Lifetime Achievement Award is Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution throughout their lifetime to the profession, voted for by Garden Media Guild members and gifted by the GMG Committee.
He was presented with the accolade by Greenfingers Chairman, John Ashley who told the audience how Richard started his career at Hillier’s, working alongside Roy Lancaster, before moving on to Fisons. He then branched out into television and radio presenting and his current role is Garden presenter on the shopping channel, QVC.
Richard founded Greenfingers in 1998, which has so far created 53 gardens for children and families who spend time in hospices.
A big thank you also to Greenfingers Ambassador, Judith Blacklock (Judith Blacklock Flower School) who donated the money raised from the floral decorations at the award ceremony to Greenfingers.
The event, dubbed the Horticultural Oscars, has always been a proud supporter of Greenfingers, with the charity being one of the partners of the event.