English Garden Future Fund Open Offering Funding for Innovative Gardening Projects

Deadline 7th August

The English Garden Future Fund operates as an annual bursary programme, rewarding projects that will inspire gardeners and promote horticulture in the UK.

Operating as an annual bursary programme, the English Garden Future Fund is rewarding projects that will inspire gardeners and promote horticulture in the UK. Each year, the English Garden Magazine will award one recipient to help fund or part-fund an innovative project, initiative, event, product, idea, research or development.

For the 2017 competition, entrants are asked to design a small back garden for a middle-aged couple with no children, living a terraced house. When designing the garden, entrants are asked to think carefully about how it will link to the surrounding vernacular. Entrants should produce both a plan and a 3D drawing to help communicate their ideas, and list on the plan the choice of hard landscaping materials and plants.

The 2017 prize package is as follows:

  • A £7,015 bursary to study the Online Diploma in Principles and Practices of Garden Design at Inchbald.
  • The chance to help with the build of a show garden at Chelsea 2018.
  • Taking part in a work experience placement at Janine Pattison Studios, Poole.
  • A year’s free student membership of the Society of Garden Designers and two tickets to use at the SGD’s annual conferences. Held in spring and autumn, the winner can go to both conferences by themselves, or take a friend to one, and gain access to the garden design world.

The scheme is open to individual amateur and professional gardeners as well as industry bodies and heritage, conservation and community gardening groups, non-profit groups and charities. Proposals from anyone involved in developing some aspect of the horticulture industry, however small, will be accepted. Applicants must be 18 years of age or over and must be UK residents.

The closing date for applications is 7 August 2017.

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