RHS fund­ing for gar­den­ers to learn and travel

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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!

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