Kew Guild

Category: Award Reports


1998, Kathleen King, Travel Scholarship, South Africa

At the fairest cape, South Africa By Kathleen King My travel scholarship adventure began in Cape Town. Within an hour of being in the city, I was on top of South Africa’s most famous landmark — Table Mountain….

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1998, Leigh Hunt, Study Tour Of Gardens, Italy

Il Giardino By Leigh Hunt How to encapsulate a travel scholarship into just a single article? It would probably take a crowbar to squeeze in my wealth of experiences from Italy in spring (April 17th-24th 1998). Rather than…

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1998, Louise Allen, Fifth International Botanic Gardens Conservation Congress, Kirstenbosch,South Africa

Flowers, flowers and even more flowers By Louise Allen In September 1998 I visited South Africa where I attended the Fifth International Botanic Gardens Conservation Congress at Kirstenbosch. Prior to the Congress, I took part in a pre-congress…

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1998, Patrick Garton, Study Tour, Southwestern United States

Study tour to the Southwestern United States By Patrick Garton The duration and time of year of one’s travels can significantly determine what regions of the globe are most suitable for botanical exploration. I was able to get…

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1998, Paul Pollard, Study Tour, Endangered Habitats And Plants, Mexico

A study tour of Mexico’s endangered habitats and plants By Paul Pollard Ever since starting a career in horticulture in 1988, I have developed a great desire to study plants in habitat. In February 1997, Mr. Philip Brewster…

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1998, Anthony Blanchfield, Study Tour, Peonies And Traditional Gardens, Japan

Peonies and Traditional Gardens of Japan By Anthony Blanchfield In May 1998 I arrived on Honshu Island, Japan, to begin a five week study tour. I had several aims which included studying the cultivation and display of cultivars…

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1998, Christopher Cole, Study Tour, South West USA In The Quest For Cacti And Succulents

Travels to South-West U.S.A in the quest for cacti and succulents By Chris Cole During the spring of 1997 I became engrossed and some might say, obsessed by the wonderful world of cacti and succulents. By April 1998…

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1998, Emma Fox, Study Tour, Eastern USA To Study ChildrenÆs Education And Interpretation

A travel scholarship to America to study children’s education and interpretation By Emma Fox When my choice of career changed from becoming a primary school teacher to becoming a horticulturalist, I never imagined that my two interests would…

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1998, Emmanuel Spicq, Study Tour, La RÚunion

Travel scholarship to La Réunion By Emmanuel Spicq La Réunion is an active volcanic island in the Mascarene archipelago, including Mauritius and Rodrigues, in the Indian Ocean. Its 2,512 square kilometres are very mountainous. Le…

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1997, Kay Maguire, Travel Scholarship, A Visit To Four Botanic Gardens In Cuba

Four botanical gardens in Cuba By Kay Maguire I spent one month in total on the island of Cuba and during that time visited the four main botanic gardens. Initially based in Havana, where I stayed in lodgings…

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