Kew Guild

Category: Award Reports


1988, Sarah Ledbetter, Student Exchange, Les Cedres, Cote DAzur

GARDENS OF THE COTE D’AZUR (or Heat – Struck Wanderings Along the Coast of Blue) A Travel Scholarship report by Sarah Leadbetter, third year student During June and July of last summer, I was fortunate enough to…

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1987, Helen Duncan (Tasker), Student Tour Of Israel Botanic Gardens

Student trip to Israel By Helen Duncan The whole trip involved an action packed five week stay in Israel from June 2nd to July 7th of last year. My first week was spent at the Jerusalem Botanic Gardens…

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1987, Robyn Carter, Alpine Study Tour, Pyrenees

The French Pyrenees By Robyn Carter Mountains hold a certain allure for many people. For those with an interest in plants the juxtaposition of differing rock types and microclimates create varying habitats, which together with the effect of…

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1987, Sue Bell, Study Of House Plant Production, Denmark

“Something is blooming in the state of Denmark” by Sue Bell During the first three weeks of July, 1987 I travelled to Denmark to study their large and successful house plant industry. As well as trying to account…

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1986, Michael Maunder, The Somali Research Project, The Riverine Forests Of The Juba, Southern Somalia

The Somali Research Project: a multi-disciplinary expedition to the riverine forests of the Juba, southern Somalia by Michael Maunder At midday on Friday 4th July 1986 I staggered out of the final exam for the Kew Diploma, by…

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1986, Robert Mitchell, Study Tour Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands collecting Sydney, Australia. 13/12/1986 Dear Mr. Storey, I am writing to let you know that the visit to the Solomon Islands that the Kew Guild helped to make possible is now completed. We have just arrived…

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1986, Sarah Rutherford (Fraser), Study Tour Sri Lanka, Palms

Study trip to Sri Lanka – July 1986 By Sarah Rutherford The main aims of this trip were to study members of the family Palmae, and to help with the verification of the Palm collection at the major…

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1986, Lester Searle, Study Tour Urban Landscapes, Ruhr Valley, Germany

“Rombergpark” – A Student Travel Scholarship By Lester Searle During 1986 I was fortunate enough to be awarded one of the Student Travel Scholarships for which second year students compete. The scholarship allows for a small grant from…

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1985, Louise Bustard, Study Tour Of Cacti And Succulent Collections In Europe

Suchard, succulents and strudel, Kew Guild Award 1985 By Louise Bustard As any cactophile will admit, once these plants penetrate your interest, you’re hooked and usually for life. I first became fascinated by Cacti and Succulents as a…

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1985, Sophieke Piebenga, Study And Work Visit To Indonesia And West Java

Study and work visit to Java, Kew Guild Award, 1984 By Sophieke Piebenga Java is one of the largest of theca. 14,000 islands which make up the Indonesian Archipelago in S.E. Asia. It lies just south of the…

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