RHS funding for gardeners to learn and travel
If you’ve ever yearned to study an aspect of horticulture, or wanted to see plants in the wild, then the RHS could help fund your ambition. The charity is making more than £100,000 available to ‘gardening professionals and keen amateurs’ who want to combine worldwide travel and horticultural learning in 2019. Funding will see around 100 applicants receive amounts between £200 and £3,000. Projects might include the study of a plant or growing technique, attendance at a conference or help with funding a voluntary work placement at home or abroad.
Previous recipients have undertaken research of plants in the Caucasus mountains, followed in the footsteps of famed horticulturist Harold Comber in Tasmania and investigated the unique flora of Korea’s demilitarised zone!
A fellowship programme also offers one applicant an all-expenses paid opportunity to study at an American University or gain practical experience at Longwood botanical gardens in Pennsylvania, USA. l Visit www.rhs.org.uk for more details. Applications close September 30 and October 26, 2018 so be quick!
Funding covers seeing plants in the wild
Study plant collections in the UK and overseas