The Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust

The objectives of the Trust are:

  • to promote horticulture;
  • to promote the conservation of the physical and natural environment by promoting biological diversity through the application of horticultural techniques
  • to promote the creation, development, preservation and maintenance of gardens (preference will normally, but not exclusively, be given to gardens accessible to the public); and
  • the advancement of horticultural education.

Grants made for projects of significance to:

  • horticulture;
  • gardening; or
  • botany with a strong horticultural element.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of typical projects.

  • restoring gardens of historic interest
  • developing new gardens, or new garden areas for public access and enjoyment
  • exhibitions, publications, research and educational programmes relating to horticulture
  • expeditions & travel to study, collect & protect plants of scientific & horticultural value
  • study-visits by horticulturists or botanists with strong horticultural links
  • gardeners’ training schemes run by appropriate organisations (but not to individuals)

Grants are normally awarded twice a year, in April and September (following application deadlines of 15 February and 15 August). Maximum grant is £5,000 but some organisations only require modest sums and applicants are welcome to apply for grants of less than £500. Typical grants are usually in the range of £3,500- £5,000.

To find out how to apply visit their website

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