Christopher Lloyd Bursary

Great Dixter is proud to announce the Christopher Lloyd Bursary. Fergus Garrett and Great Dixter see this bursary as a way of giving something back to the horticultural trade by creating an opportunity for trainee and young gardeners to travel and work in interesting places, widen their experience and gain inspiration from experts in the UK and abroad.

Applications are invited for up to £1,500. To apply please complete the application form below or for more information please email: or tel: 01797 254048.

Applications are accepted at any time of the year and bursaries will be awarded following an interview at Great Dixter.

Download a bursary application form.

Previous awards

In autumn 2012 Sean Harkin who works at RHS Wisley received a grant to visit the USA. His trip included a week working on the High Line, visits to Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York Botanic Garden, Wave Hill and community gardens around the New York area as well as Chanticleer Garden in Philadelphia.  Upon his return he gave a talk to students, staff and volunteers which was recorded by gardener Lewis Bosher and can be seen here.

You can also download his report here.


In October 2011 Hannah Wilson who works at the Himalayan Garden in North Yorkshire received £1500 to visit Vietnam on a plant hunting expedition with Alan Clarke. On her return she visited Great Dixter with her family to speak to the Friends about her trip.


Support the bursary fund

Generous donations from the nurseries that attend the Great Dixter Plant Fairs support the fund.

To make a donation to the fund please send a cheque made out to ’Great Dixter Charitable Trust’ to: Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6PH or you can donate online by visiting our JustGiving page. Please indicate that you want your donation to support the Christopher Lloyd Bursary.