In January 2018 the London College of Garden Design (LCGD) launched a special bursary scheme to celebrate its 10th anniversary. At the time the college were aiming to award one scholarship to each of their Garden Design Diploma and the unique Planting Design Diploma but today they have announced that they will be awarding FOUR scholarships over the next two years.
Andrew Wilson, Director of Garden Design Studies said “ We were overwhelmed by the response to the scheme and received over 50 applications for just 2 spaces. The standard of applicants and their submissions were particularly high from gardeners with experience of work in heritage locations and also from those who have developed successful businesses of their own.” He added “ We felt that to recognise that high standard we should double the number of bursaries offered.”
Bursaries for the Garden Design Diploma have been awarded to Alison Quantrell who currently works part time at the University of Oxford Botanic and Harry Holding who is a self-employed gardener. The awards for the Planting Design Diploma have been made to self-employed gardener John Bates and young landscaper and plantsman Sam Hunt.
Andrew said “LCGD students have won more student design awards than any other college over the past 10 years and have graduated to establish successful careers all over the world. These bursaries will help those who wouldn’t normally be able to benefit from our training and set them onto further career success.”
About the London College of Garden Design
The College is one of Europe’s leading specialist design colleges and offers professional level courses including the one year Garden Design Diploma and shorter Planting Design Diploma which is taught from the Orangery Conference facilities at the world famous Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.
Short courses are offered at RBG Kew, RHS Garden Wisley and Regent’s University in central London.
10th Anniversary Scholarships
The scholarships were assessed on the basis of financial need and academic merit. It will cover the course tuition fees only (GBP11995 for the Garden Design Diploma and GBP5995 for the Planting Design Diploma).
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