Gold Medal Award: H. Edward Reiley
|H. Edward Reiley|
You are an author of respected rhododendron publications and a distinguished educator. You provided practical knowledge, based on your experience, in your Success With Rhododendrons and Azaleas and you co-authored Introductory Horticulture, a textbook used worldwide.
You helped organize the American Rhododendron Society's Mason-Dixon Chapter and served as its first President more than twenty-five years ago. You have tirelessly provided education, advice, and exhibits; judged rhododendron shows; opened your garden to visitors; and led planting and hybridizing workshops.
Nationally, you have served as District Director, Eastern Vice President, and President. You have activated programs and provided leadership that will have a lasting effect on the future of the American Rhododendron Society.
Accordingly, the American Rhododendron Society takes great pleasure in presenting the Gold Medal to H. Edward Reiley, May 15, 2004, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.