The Dr Ray Marginson Prize

Mr Charles Young

Charles has a passion for learning, the natural world and urban green infrastructure. He says he:
"really enjoyed the Master of Urban Horticulture (especially the depth and breadth of the degree) and learning from his fellow students and excellent teachers."

His studies, spanning botany, plant science, soil science, landscape and garden design and maintenance, green infrastructure and urban sustainability and biodiversity, have prepared him for work in many areas. Currently, he is involved in public speaking and education, native orchid conservation and public programs at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne. In the future, he hopes to use his training to improve the liveability and sustainability of today's growing cities.

Presented by: Dr Ray Marginson AM
Presented on: Wednesday 29 July 2015

Established in 1996 by Melbourne Parks and Waterways to acknowledge Dr Ray Marginson AM (BComm 1946; DipPubAdmin 1966; LLD 1988).

Ray Marginson was a former Vice-Principal of the University of Melbourne, where his broad responsibilities included maintenance of grounds and property. In 1985 he received an AM for services to university administration.

Ray Marginson is also a former Chairman of Melbourne Water. With his wife, Betty, he is an important philanthropic contributor to many Victorian cultural institutions.