Allan M. Armitage is widely considered one of the world’s foremost horticulturists. Armitage is a well-known professor, teacher, writer, speaker, and researcher throughout the world. He holds a B.S. from MacDonald College of McGill University, Quebec; an M.S. from University of Guelph, Ontario; and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. At the University of Georgia (UGA), he runs the research gardens where new plant material from most of the flower breeders of the world is tested. The Trial Gardens at UGA are among the finest in the nation. His teaching and writing awards are many and include the Golden Trowel Award from Garden Writers of America for his book Allan Armitage on Perennials. Additionally, his book Herbaceous Perennial Plants is an industry standard. Greenhouse Grower magazine named Armitage one of the ten most-influential people or organizations—ever—in the floriculture industry. Dr. Armitage has been honored with the AHS 2012 Great American Gardeners National Award. As stated in the AHS release, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Award is “[g]iven to an individual who has made significant lifetime contributions to at least three of the following horticultural fields: teaching, research, communications, plant exploration, administration, art, business, and leadership.” This award represents Armitage’s passionate commitment to gardening and his outstanding achievements. Armitage’s engaging style is widely appreciated for being charming and lively as well as knowledgeable. He is in constant demand as a speaker, and he considers his work with plants to be therapeutic, exciting, and creative.