ONZM AWARD - Terry Hatch


It is with great pleasure that we announce renowned horticulturalist and conservationist, Terry Hatch, has been awarded an Officer of the NZ Order for his services to horticulture. Terry is highly esteemed for his dedication to the breeding of rare NZ plants, island reforestation and the promotion of horticulture through his writing and speaking engagements. As well as being an active and serving member of a number of horticultural organisations, his nursery, Joy Plants, has been highly regarded by horticulturists and designers for over 30 years. 

Citation for the honours as follows;

For services to horticulture

Mr Terry Hatch is a horticulturalist and conservationist.

Mr Hatch is highly esteemed in New Zealand for his almost 50 years of dedication to the breeding of rare New Zealand plants, island reforestation, and the promotion of horticulture through his writing and speaking engagements. He won a Supreme Award for Horticultural Excellence at the Ellerslie Flower Show. He has been an active member of the Friends of the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens for more than 20 years, was President from 2001 to 2003, and became a life member in 2007. He was a founding member of the International Plant Propagators' Society, New Zealand Region, becoming President in 2007 and serving as International President of the Society. He raised more than 150,000 plants for the re-vegetation of Mercury Island. His nursery, Joy Plants, near Auckland, has been highly regarded among horticulturalists for more than 30 years. Mr Hatch is a specialist in growing bulbs in New Zealand and co-authored ‘Bulbs for New Zealand Gardeners and Collectors’ (1994), which is still regarded as the definitive text in this field.