Kew Guild

Category: Award Reports


2002, Jessica Beaghan, Bhutan, Providing Training At The Royal Botanic Garden

BHUTAN by Jessica Beghan I graduated from the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Diploma in Horticulture course in 2002, clutching a whole host of prizes including the Ernest Thornton-Smith Travel Award for world travel,worth £2,000. The Kew Guild generously…

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2001, Tarja Ravenhall, Visit To Claude Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France

Visit to Claude Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France by Tarja Ravenhal Claude Monet (1840-89) was first a gardener and secondly a painter. In his early life, he created gardens wherever he lived. He was very fond of Japanese-style gardens,…

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2001, David Menzies, Field Trip To Study Orchids, South West Australia

An Orchid fieldtrip in South-Western Australia by David Menzies The First International Orchid Conservation Conference was held in Perth, capital of Western Australia from September 24th to 28th, 2001, and was attended by 130 delegates from 22 countries….

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2001, Hannah Gardner, Study Tour, Japan

Japan by Hannah Gardner As I look back on the summer of 2001 that has just come to a close, three weeks in particular bring back memories so vivid and so many in number that it is hard…

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2001, Jessica Beaghen, Field Trip To Bhutan

Bhutan by Jessica Beaghen Words will never describe my trip to Bhutan adequately. I travelled there via Bangkok and Kathmandu on a long and arduous journey, not helped by a broken aeroplane and bad weather, although I am…

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2001, Louise Allen, PhD Research Project, Successful Local Involvement In Local Agenda 21

Successful Local Involvement in Local Agenda 21 by Louise Allen “Local authorities, as the level of government closest to people, have a vital role in educating and mobilising the public to get behind the goals of Agenda 21.”(UN,…

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2001, Ruth Bone, Study Tour, Giant Alpines Of Ecuador

Giant Alpines of Ecuador by Ruth Bone In June of this year I flew to the Andean city of Quito, a UNESCO world heritage site at an altitude of 2,500m. The Spanish colonial buildings of the Old Town…

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2001, Susyn Andrews, Research Into Lavender Spp, Jersey

A visit to Jersey Lavender Farm by Susyn Andrews As part of my ongoing research for the forthcoming publication of The Genus Lavandula, in the Botanical Magazine Monograph Series, I needed to revisit a lavender farm in Jersey,…

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2000, Graham Burgess, Study Of Nymphaeas Including Visit To Claude MonetÆs Garden, Giverny, France

Nymphaeas by Graham Burgess After years of sitting on the Kew Guild Committee and hearing first of the many creditable awards and then the comment, “Does everyone know the facility is available to all Kewites, not just students?”…

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2000, Helenka Jurgielewicz, Study Of Coastal Flora, Lebanon

A study tour to Lebanon by Helenka Jurgielewicz Based at the American University in Beirut for three weeks during May and June 2000, I had the opportunity of participating in the Darwin Project in Coastal Vegetation Survey for…

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