The Robert Allerton Medal
– For Excellence in Tropical Botany or Horticulture
The Robert Allerton Medal for Excellence in Tropical Botany or Horticulture is given to individuals whose careers have made extraordinary contributions to tropical botany and horticulture, nationally and globally. This award was initiated in 1975 honoring one of NTBG’s founding trustees.
The award consists of a medal, a citation, and a $5,000 cash prize awarded in person by the National Tropical Botanical Garden every third year, next time in 2024.