Announcing the 2022 HIPS Distinguished Service Award Recipient

June 11, 2022

2022 HIPS Distinguished Service Award Recipient: Anne Milner

HIPS is tremendously pleased to announce that Anne Milner of the United Kingdom has been selected as the 2022 recipient of our Distinguished Service Award.

The inscription on her plague outlines only a few of her many accomplishments and contributions to the historic iris, and states that the award is:

“Presented to Anne Milner for her countless hours in service to the promotion and preservation of historic irises. Anne collaborated in moving historic irises between the U.S. and Europe; expanded our knowledge base about Bliss irises; and created the National Collections of A. J. Bliss and J. D. Taylor irises in the UK.”

The Distinguished Service Award for 2022 was announced during the HIPS Annual Members Meeting on June 7th, 2022, by Gary White. Gary leads the selection committee for this award; the committee is comprised of former Distinguished Service Award recipients who endeavor to honor the champions of the historic iris, such as Anne Milner.

Congratulations, Anne. Thank you for all you have done and the inspiration you provide to us all.

Thank you, Gary and the other DSA committee members, for your work and dedication.


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