The work of our Trust would not be possible without the enormous generosity of a great number of benefactors, both private individuals and charitable organisations.


We are particularly grateful to:

  • The Birkbeck Garden History Group 
  • The Bodfach Trust
  • The Chalcroft Charitable Trust
  • The Coutts Charitable Trust
  • The Earl of Home
  • Mrs Elizabeth Banks
  • Ernest Cook Trust
  • The Finnis Scott Foundation
  • Mr Giles Coode-Adams, OBE DL
  • Mr Kenwyn Pearson
  • Mr Lawrence Banks CBE DL
  • The London Gardens Network
  • The National Garden Scheme
  • Perennial (The Lironi Training Fund)
  • The members of the Professional Gardeners’ Guild 
  • The Mollie Salisbury Bequest
  • The Royal Botanical and Horticultural Society of Manchester and  the Northern Counties  
  • The Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust
  • The Wilbraham Charitable Trust
  • The Worshipful Company of Gardeners

The development of the Trust’s scope has been largely due to the generous response to its current appeal and to the support of our appeal patrons.

Stephen Anderton, Chris Beardshaw, Christopher Bailes, Matthew Bigg, Jim Buttress, John Humphris, Brian Hutchinson, Roy Lancaster, John Sales, Anne Swithinbank, Rachel de Thame, Christine Walkden.



Have you considered making a donation?

  • Donating a lump sum to our capital fund, for example £500, to be offered as bursaries to successful applicants and you will be featured on the Trust website as a donor if you wish.
  • Donating a lump sum, for example £2000, to be distributed to successful applicants to enable them to obtain the training they require. The money donated could be named as a grant and could be repeated annually if you wish.
  • Donations given by private individuals will be worth more to us as gift aid


For more information or to make a donation please email –