Kew Guild

Category: Award Reports


Prizegiving Speech (2015) – Richard Bisgrove

Precis from a fantastic prize-giving speech in 2015 by Richard Bisgrove – Ed. I have been to several Prize Days at Kew and listened to several eminent guest speakers so it is a great privilege to be standing here today, especially as…

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2004, Jane Allen, Study Tour Of Oaxaca Southern Mexico

The floral diversity of Oaxaca Southern Mexico by Jane Allen I developed a passion for cycads whilst working at Kew, and this prompted a desire to observe and study them in their natural habitats around the world. In…

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2004, Martin Sands, To Attend International Flora Malesiana Symposium

Begonias and a blazer in the Philippines by Martin J.S.Sands An account of field visits and participation in the Sixth International Flora Malesiana Symposium in the Philippines More than 7,000 islands make up the Philippines, a fascinating…

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2004, Andrea Brunsendorf, Study Of Propagation Trials Of Utilitarian Plants, Botswana

Propagation Techniques: Botswana by Andrea Brunsendorf With the size of France, landlocked Botswana extends over 1100 km form the north to the south and 960 km from the east to the west in southern Africa. Most of Botswana…

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2004, Fumiko Ishizuma, USA Green Waste Utilization And Management

Green waste utilization and management by Fumiko Ishizuna For my travel scholarship I visited the east side of United States of America from the end of April for three weeks to learn and see green waste utilization and…

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2003, Heli Markkola, Sustainable Use And Conservation Of Santalum Album, South India

TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP TO SOUTH INDIA: STUDY OF SANDALWOOD (SANTALUM ALBUM) by Heli Markkola In August 2003,I was fortunate to undertake a travel scholarship to India with the help of the Kew Guild among others. The main aim of…

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2003, Kenwyn Pearson, Study Tour Of China

BOTANICAL TRIP TO BEIJING by Kenwyn Pearson To fly to Beijing,the capital of China,on 13th April 2003 was something that I could not have even contemplated three years before,as I began a two month stay in hospital and…

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2002, John Evans, Malawi, Medicinal Plants

Travel Scholarship To Malawi by John Evans In May 2002 I undertook a four week trip to Malawi thanks to the generosity of various bodies, particularly the Kew Guild. The aim of my trip was to investigate measures…

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2002, Nigel Hepper, The Introduction And Cultivation Of Cedrus Libani Into Britain

The Introduction of Cedar of Lebanon into Britain by F. Nigel Hepper In 1996 I went to Lebanon to see the famous cedars, Cedrus libani (A. Richard), in their reserves high up on Mount Lebanon. Unfortunately, civil war…

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2002, Steven Robinson, Hungary, International Conference On Dormice Conservation

Hungarian Dormice 2002 by Steven Robinson (Wakehurst Place) I was asked by one of the locals in the pub, “What are you doing in Hungary?” I replied, “I am attending the `International Conference on Dormice’.” His reaction was…

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