London College Of Garden Design awards double bursaries to celebrate its 10th Year.

In January 2018 the London College of Garden Design (LCGD) launched a special bursary scheme to celebrate its 10th anniversary. At the time the college were aiming to award one scholarship to each of their Garden Design Diploma and the unique Planting Design Diploma but today they have announced that they will be awarding FOUR scholarships over the next two years.

Andrew Wilson, Director of Garden Design Studies said “ We were overwhelmed by the response to the scheme and received over 50 applications for just 2 spaces. The standard of applicants and their submissions were particularly high from gardeners with experience of work in heritage locations and also from those who have developed successful businesses of their own.” He added “ We felt that to recognise that high standard we should double the number of bursaries offered.”

Bursaries for the Garden Design Diploma have been awarded to Alison Quantrell who currently works part time at the University of Oxford Botanic and Harry Holding who is a self-employed gardener. The awards for the Planting Design Diploma have been made to self-employed gardener John Bates and young landscaper and plantsman Sam Hunt.

Andrew said “LCGD students have won more student design awards than any other college over the past 10 years and have graduated to establish successful careers all over the world. These bursaries will help those who wouldn’t normally be able to benefit from our training and set them onto further career success.”