Vale – Hillary Merrifield

Long-term HRIA member Hillary Merrifield passed away on the 9th of September 2021. Hillary was respected both in Australia and overseas as an expert on heritage roses, especially Tea roses , and the many friends she made through roses were an important part of her life. Always happy to share her knowledge and research, Hillary received a Distinguished Service Award in 2006 and the Deane Ross Memorial Award in 2018.