Horticulturists encouraged to 'travel to learn – return to inspire' with new RHS partnership
The RHS has partnered with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) to create and fund a series of Travelling Fellowships aimed at supporting the personal development of British horticulturists.
The scheme, which will run until 2017, will offer two Travelling Fellowships each year to horticulturists and garden designers to discover new perspectives and generate innovative solutions to inform and further the UK’s reputation as a global centre of horticultural knowledge and expertise.
Travelling Fellowships offered by the WCMT have previously explored issues as varied as the use of horticultural therapy as a medical treatment and the care and cultivation of heritage roses, and the new Travelling Fellowships will continue this tradition of 'travel to learn… return to inspire'.
Awarded to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to travel overseas, the funds will allow them to study areas of topical and personal interest to gain knowledge and bring back best practice for the benefit of others in the profession. Through partnership with RHS Bursaries, applicants will have access to the Society’s world-renowned horticultural expertise, with the WCMT providing its wealth of experience in administrative and travel support.
Applications for travel in 2016 are now open, and close again at 5pm on 22 September 2015. For more information please visit the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust website.