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Freek Vrugtman (pronounced frake fruchtman) is the International Lilac Registrar, a position he has held since 1976. He was curator of collections at two prestigious Canadian institutions: Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, Ontario, and the botanical gardens of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Vrugtman has served on numerous international boards and commissions, including the editorial committees for the 6th and 7th editions of the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants. He writes regularly for the International Lilac Society's journal. Among the awards he has received are the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta Award of Merit in 1993, International Lilac Society Honors and Achievement Award in 2000, and the International Society for Horticultural Science Medal in 2002. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in horticulture from the University of British Columbia and Cornell University respectively.
Books by Freek Vrugtman
Lilacs: A Gardener's Encyclopedia by John L. Fiala and Freek Vrugtman