Nine new bursaries have been awarded in partnership with Brother UK this year to National Collection Holders, for a range of exciting projects:
- A C Pigott – Equisetum, Suffolk: Acquisition of A3 scanner to facilitate imaging of collections.
- Cathryn Denby – Dierama, Yorkshire: National Plant Collection Display Boards.
- Linda Heywood – Echium spp., & cvs., from the Macaronesian Islands, Nottinghamshire: Interpretation Boards for National Plant Collection.
- Mr & Mrs Donald – Narcissus -pre 1930 daffodils, Poolewe, Scotland: Twin-scaling workstation for propagation.
- S Bell, Sunnybank Vine Nursery – Vitis vinifera & hybrids (hardy inc dessert & wine), Herefordshire: Attendance at the 9th International Cool Climate Wine Symposium ( ICCWS) in Brighton 26th – 28th May 2016.
- I Scroggy – Hosta, County Antrim: Safeguarding Collection reference files – store all Collection documents in a fire proof filing cabinet.
- J Marshall & S Cook, Iris (Sir Cedric Morris introductions) and Dianthus (Malmaison) and Perpetual Flowering Carnations bred and registered in the UK before 1970, Suffolk: Professional photography of National Plant Collections.
- C Whittaker, Monarda, Pembrokeshire: Translation services to translate publicity materials into Welsh.
- Robert Blackhall-Miles, Banksia South East Australian spp., Gwynedd, Wales: Storm-proof facility for propagation.
The judging panel included garden writer and leading horticulturist Matthew Biggs, and Editor of RHS’s The Plantsman magazine Mike Grant.
A number of Collection Holders also received Brother labellers in a separate draw.
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If you have missed applying this year, don’t forget that you can try next year! Details on how to apply are usually sent out in December, with a closing date at the end of January.