Gold Medal Award: Kenneth Cox
Your contributions to the American Rhododendron Society, rhododendrons, and the plant world have been extraordinary. These accomplishments include major efforts as a plant explorer, as an entertaining and informative writer and lecturer, as an introducer of new species and hybrids, and as nurseryman. Most importantly, these accomplishments are recognized internationally, advancing the cause of genus Rhododendron across geographical, political, and cultural borders.
In grateful acknowledgment of this outstanding service, the American Rhododendron Society is pleased to award the Gold Medal to Kenneth Cox. May 14, 2006. Rockville, Maryland.