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Allan M. Armitage

Widely regarded as one of the world's foremost horticulturists, Allan M. Armitage is a professor at the University of Georgia, Athens, where he teaches, conducts research on new garden plants, and runs the University of Georgia Horticulture Gardens.

Allan travels as a lecturer and consultant and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Medal of Honor from the Garden Club of America and the National Educator Award from the American Horticultural Society.

He was honored with a Quill and Trowel award from the Garden Writers Association of America, and Greenhouse Grower magazine named him one of the ten most influential people or organizations — ever — in the floriculture industry for "encouraging growers to expand their markets with new annuals, cut flowers, and perennials."

Charming and lively as well as knowledgeable, Allan is in constant demand as a speaker and has lectured worldwide.

Allan sees his work with plants as being therapeutic, exciting, and creative, and these beliefs fuel his remarkable and ambitious career.

Awards for Allan M. Armitage

  • American Horticultural Society Liberty Hyde Bailey Medal
  • Arthur Hoyt Scott Garden and Horticultural Award
  • Perennial Plant Association Award of Merit