Awarded at the AGM each year to the most successful exhibitor in the four major shows during the previous financial year. The winner must be a member (financial, life or honorary) and points are collated by the Show Secretary on the following basis: 3 points for 1st, 2 points for 2nd, 1 point for 3rd or highly commended (where there is no 3rd prize) – no extra points are awarded for champions.
Mr and Mrs J D Macfarlane (Jim and Rene) were hard-working and treasured members of the Society for almost 50 years. In 1957 they were awarded life membership of the Society. In 1980 Jim was rewarded for ‘42 years of untiring and selfless service to fellow horticulturists throughout the ACT, NSW, Vic and Tas’ when he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in the Queen’s honour s list.
In 1981 the Society introduced this trophy to honour their work and triumphs. The first presentation was made at the AGM on 16 August 1982, when Mr Macfarlane thanked the society for the singular honour accorded them and presented the trophy to the first winners – Tony and Daphne Davis.