Bursary Scheme Reports


Based on its Charitable Objects, the Hardy Plant Society offers grants through the Kenneth Black Bursary Scheme to those working in, or studying, horticulture.  Bursaries are awarded on merit and must be used for the purposes of the applicant furthering their knowledge and understanding of hardy plants and/or their conservation.

Find out more about the scheme

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An Exploration into the Plants of New Zealand and the Habitats They Dwell in.


Aidan Hopkinson

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Bursary Trip to USA


Chris Taylor - RHS Horticultural Advisor

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2023 Botanical Expedition to North West Vietnam


Richard Baines

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Flora study trip to Nepal


Misako Kasahara

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A Cretan Odyssey: In Search of Hyacinthinae, Narcissus and Cyclamen


Hannah Hall, George Ryan, Dr Alastair Culham and Evita Kypraki University of Reading

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Alpes & Côte d’Azur and Liguria


Jamie Bailey and Erin Welch

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Studying the major dendroflora across southern Cyprus as well as understanding the key roles these forests serve for their habitats as well as for local Cypriot communities.


Harry Baldwin

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Travel Bursary Report: Australia and Tasmania


Olivia Steed-Mundin, Horticultural Taxonomist, Wakehurst Place.

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Visit to Georg Arends Perennial Nursery


James M Miller

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Touring Scandinavian Gardens


Jennifer Wright

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Travel Scholarship around several gardens within the USA, Pennsylvania and New York


Jack Kinsey

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Chile Travel Scholarship Funding Report


Ellie Edmonds

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Community and Conservation in the Kingdom of Bhutan


Selina Tan & Zoe Roberts

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Bursary trip to St Louis and New York City Gardens


Marcia Peacock

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An Expedition of the Western Cape South Africa


Lewis Barrett

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MSc Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants


Richard Moore

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Horticulture and the Mediterranean: Exploring Gardens in Greece


Lucy Davis

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Native Flora of Colombia – Restoration and Botanical Displays


Caleb Job

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Exploring Wild Plant Populations in North Eastern Turkey


Rob Flack

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Italian Gardens Tour


Sydney Jatter

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Gardening At Kew Through The Pandemic


Pin Dix

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Establishment Of A Minimal Irrigation Garden In Central Portugal


Hana Vanova

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The plants, design and use of modern parks and gardens in New York City, and the challenges of managing them


Ellen O'Connell

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Following the Footsteps of Naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt Through the Ecuadorian Andes


Timothy Shaw

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Tresco


Patricie Zeleznikova and Liz Mortimer

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A Study Tour of The Pacific Northwest: Horticulture’s Role in the Health and Wellbeing of Plants and People


Matilda Cresswell

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Expedition to China


Kirsty Wilson

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Botanising in the Western Spanish Pyrenees


Jamie Todd

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Horticultural practice and the influence of climate in Ontario


Hannah Boaden

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Natural Principles of Rock Gardening


Guilo Veronese

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2019 U.K. Botanical Expedition to North West Vietnam


Richard Baines and Andrew Luke

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A trip to the wonders of Japanese historic gardens


Ana Oliviera

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Renaissance Gardens of Italy


Daniel Rosenburg

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Nurturenature


Helena Davies

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From subtropical forests to alpine meadows, a journey through Yunnan’s diversity


Elie Wilms

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The Beth Chatto Symposium: Ecological Planting in the 21st Century


Colin Skelly

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A Botanical Culture Tour of Southwest China’s Yunnan Province


Christopher D G Brown

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Formal Team Bursary Report Italy


Ben Warren

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Wildflower meadows of Kyrgyzstan


Andrea Topolovik

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Lessons in the fine art of habitat restoration


Ana Oliviera

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Finding Fynbos


Victoria Ind

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Summer bursary trip


Kit Murphy

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Ecological Planting in the 21st Century


Sophie Walwin

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A Trip to Study Oaks and Conifers in a Californian Landscape with the International Oak Society


Harry Baldwin and Thomas Fry

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Study Tour to Germany & the Netherlands


Lucy Bell

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The Gardens & Plants of Andalucía


Lee Behegan

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An exploration of the ancient woodlands of the UK


Alice McKeever

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An Exploration into the Norwegian Landscape and its Influence on Nordic Garden Design and Landscape Architecture


Max Guzetta

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Training in skills to manage Cowden Japanese Garden


Kate White

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Flowers, Fronds and Forests: North East-UK


Joseph Evans

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An exploration into the world of conifers on the west coast of America


Harry Baldwin

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A Botanical Tour through Dorset Exploring British Native Orchids


Eliot Barden

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Chile: A Journey to the end of the world in search of Temperate Rainforest Giants


Eliot Barden

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An exploration of native lesser Caucuses trees and shrubs in West Georgia


Dexter Shallcross

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Botanical Exploration of Saipal Himal, Bajura District, Nepal, 2017.


William Hinchliffe, Matt Jackson, Colin Pendry, Hiroshi Ikeda, Polina Gudkova & Jeevan Pandey

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Making America Green Again: a perspective on public gardens in the U.S.A


Sophie Walwin

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Botanical Study Tour of North East India


Richard Holman

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Report for Work Exchange to Berlin


Ben Meumann

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New Orleans: After The Storm?


Kathryn Braithwaite