Boyd Douglas-Davies, CEO of Hillview Garden Centres, was awarded the HTA Pearson Memorial Medal at the HTA Garden Futures dinner, which took place at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire on 4 October.
This award, in memory of the HTA’s first general secretary Charles Pearson, is presented annually to an individual for outstanding service to the garden industry.
Former CEO of Webbs of Wychbold, he is now CEO of Hillview Garden Centres. The group now comprises of 11 garden centres across middle England. Developments at the centres include refurbished plant and horticultural departments along with extended catering facilities and the introduction of hugely successful soft play barns.
A trustee of Greenfingers, he is also the founder of Garden Re-Leaf Day, the annual industry event, raising funds for the charity.
Presenting the award, HTA President Adam Taylor said: "Boyd is undoubtedly a really worthy winner of this award dedicating so much of his time to our industry. With such enthusiasm he is always eager to share his knowledge and expertise and as the founder of Garden Re-Leaf Day has really galvanised support for raising funds for Greenfingers in a fun and inspiring way."