Up to £1,000 is available to help support the studying or plants and/or trees in their natural habitat.
To provide financial support for travel and/or accommodation for overseas visits connected with seeing or studying plants and/or trees. At present the award is restricted to no more than £1,000 per year, although under special circumstances this may be increased.
The award was set up in July 2004, in memory of Dr Jimmy Smart MBE, VMH, the creator of Marwood Hill Gardens, near Barnstaple in North Devon.
General conditions of application
- The award is open to experienced working gardeners in the United Kingdom and Ireland particularly those whose work includes responsibilities in relation to National Collections, subject to the detailed conditions of applications.
- Other gardening-related travel might also be funded.
- Applications to visit Australia or New Zealand are particularly encouraged.
- Additional support may be offered to gardeners spending time in either of these two countries.
- There is no age restriction.
Download the personal/group application form
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