New Bursary Report: Community and Conservation in the Kingdom of Bhutan

Published: November 24, 2023

A new bursary report from Selina Tan and Zoe Roberts from Kew Gardens reports on their trip to Bhutan, partly funded by the HPS. They describe the trip as:

The project will involve a 5-day working week at the Royal Botanical Garden, Serbithang, where we will help with the installation of their annual flower festival as well as gain some experience in micro-propagation of native orchids, their native tree seed conservation project and general horticultural
practice. The remaining time will be spent hiking in Jigme Dorji National Park to observe the diverse flora throughout the different habitats.

Selina Tan and Zoe Roberts

The 39 page report describes their extensive travels, with many exciting photographs of the plants and landscape they experienced. You can read their report in full on our Bursary page, and find out how plants are used (or not) in Bhutan by the citizens there. Many more reports from the HPS Bursary Scheme are available in our bursary library.