Kew Guild

Category: Award Reports


1984, Lloyd Snellgrove, Study Tour Bergen Botanic Garden & Norwegian Arboretum

Wanderings in western Norway by D. L. Snellgrove, Kew Guild Award Scheme recipient As a result of the Henry Idris Mathews Scholarship and a travel award from the Kew Guild I was fortunate enough this summer to be…

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1984, Malcolm Leppard, Study Tour South African Botanic Gardens

Study tour of botanic gardens, South Africa, 1984 By Malcolm Leppard, Kew Guild Award Scheme Recipient During September and October’84 I was fortunate enough to spend six weeks on a study tour of some of South Africa’s botanic…

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1983, Carlos Sombrero, Student Exchange To Canary Isles

Report on the visit to the Canary Islands by Carlos Sombrero, Kew Guild Award Scheme recipient IntroductionThe visit took place from the 24th of April to the 25th of May. The main purpose of the visit was…

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1983, David Jewell, Expedition To Tasmania

Botanizing in Tasmania By David Jewell – 1984 Thornton-Smith Scholarship holder Tasmania, the smallest of the Australian States is a heart shaped island lying some hundred miles off the south eastern corner of the mainland. Rather less than26,000…

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1981, Kim Sorvig, Expedition To China

Plant collecting around China’s highest mountain By Kim Sorvig No-one who goes to China, I suppose, really knows what to expect. After decades of closure to foreigners (just in recent history) it hardly requires poetic license to call…

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1981, Pamela Holt, Expedition Southern Peru

Peru revisited 18th July – 23rd August, 1981 By Pamela Holt Whilst gasping for breath on the steep shaly path shading my eyes from the intense sunlight, I was struck by the beauty of the golden silhouettes…

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1981, Sue Gregory (Macdonald), Student Exchange, Giverny, France

Monet’s garden at Giverny By Sue Gregory I began my visit to France in Paris in order to visit the art galleries to look at Monet’s paintings and to initially investigate his history – the relationships between the…

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1980, Soo Tasker, Student Exchange, Leiden University Botanic Garden

Student Exchange to Leiden University Botanic Garden 1st to 20th September, 1980 By Soo Tasker The city of Leiden is quite small, built inside a protective moat or singel, and dissected by many canals. It is a…

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1980, Neil Huck, Student Exchange At Les Cedres, France

Student visit to “Les Cedres” By Neil Huck During the summer of 1 980, I went on a working visit to Le Jardin Botanique” Les Cedres” in the south of France. My visit was arranged through Kew as…

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1979, Ian Hodgson, Student Exchange To Heidelberg & Munich Botanic Gardens

Student Exchange to Heidelberg & Munich Botanic Gardens By Ian Hodgson In July of this year I embarked upon a visit to the gardens of Munich and Heidelberg, situated in the heart of southern Germany. The purpose of…

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