Kew Guild

Category: Award Reports


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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1998, Iris Otto Knapp, Study Tour, Costa Rica To Study Bromeliads And Associated Epiphytic Flora

Bromeliads and rainforests in Costa Rica By Iris Otto-Knapp In July/August 1998 I went on my Travel Scholarship to Costa Rica to visit several National Parks and study Bromeliads and associated epiphytic flora in their natural habitat. Costa…

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1998, Junko Oikawa, Learning For Sustainable Living, A Study Expedition To South Africa

Learning for Sustainable Living— A Study Expedition to South Africa By Junko Oikawa My three-weeks’ expedition to South Africa in September 1998 was spent significantly and the tour was completed on schedule without any problems encountered. A wide…

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1997, Michael Kerr, Travel Scholarship, Belize

Biodiversity in Belize By Michael Kerr Belize is a comparatively small country of only 8,867 square miles, but what it lacks in scale it makes up in diversity. There is the rain-forested Cayo in the west, scrubby, marshy…

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