Elspeth Thompson Bursary

Amateur gardeners can apply for funding to create a garden or an allotment for the benefit of their communities

National Garden Scheme

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The National Garden Scheme offers a bursary in memory of Elspeth Thompson who died in 2010. It is intended to support community gardening projects aimed at bringing the community together by the sharing and acquiring of horticultural knowledge and skills, and by inspiring a love of gardening across all age groups.

The RHS is no longer involved in the administration of this bursary. For all enquiries regarding the Elspeth Thompson Bursary please visit National Garden Scheme.

Community garden fundraising tips

Looking to fundraise for your community group? Read our advice aimed at providing you with all the knowledge and ideas you need to get fundraising for your community garden.

Courses & workshops

Learn a new skill or brush up on old ones with a workshop or short course with the RHS.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.