Kew Guild

Category: Award Reports


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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1997, Laurie Scott, Travel Scholarship, Mine Reclamation And The Reintroduction Of Native Plants In Western Australia

Mine reclamation in Western Australia By Laurie Scott In 1997 I won a travel scholarship from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, for a project I submitted as part of my Kew Diploma course work. My project, `Mine Reclamation…

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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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1997, Neeth Abeygunawardana, Funding For M.Sc. In Horticulture At The University Of Reading

Funding for M.Sc. in Horticulture at the University of Reading By Neeth Abeygunawardana After I completed my three year Kew Diploma course in September 1997, I was fortunate enough to continue my horticultural education by gaining a place…

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1997, Patrick Garton, Study Tour, North East Brazil

<h1><b>Northeast Brazil, land of contrasts</b></h1> <h2>By Patrick Garton</h2> <p>Having visited Brazil for the first time in 1996 I was determined to go back and visit another region of this vast country, larger than the U.S.A. excluding Alaska. On August 6th…

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1997, Tammy Woodcock, Travel Scholarship, Costa Rica

Quest for Heliconias in Costa Rica, Florida and Barbados By Tammy Woodcock The quest began 15th June, 1997 in Costa Rica. The mission — to see as many Heliconias as possible and particularly Heliconia chartacea `Sexy Pink’, which…

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1997, Tanja Kramer, Travel Scholarship, Arizona

Travel Scholarship to Arizona By Tanja P. Kramer For my travel scholarship I visited Arizona for three weeks at the end of April to mid May in 1997. My main ambition was to learn about arid lands conservation…

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1996, Roger Fischer, Study Tour Gardens, Italy

Italian Gardens By Roger Fischer The travel scholarship to the north of Italy during September 1996 gave me an excellent insight into Italian garden art and, therefore, enhanced my knowledge of the subject. The Italian imagination, flair…

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1996, Sarah Higgens, Travel Scholarship Spain

Mediterranean Maquis and Grenadine Gardens By Sarah Higgens In April 1995 I went to southern Portugal, to a part of the region in south west Europe that is the centre of distribution for the genus Cistus. There, with…

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1996, Vanessa Wells, Travel Scholarship, Tasmania

Tasmania — Australia’s island state By Vanessa Wells In October 1997, the overnight ferry from Melbourne docked in Devonport early in the morning; it had been a long night, but I was determined to keep awake for the…

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