Aims and Objectives
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 for projects
The Trust achieves its objectives by making grants to individuals, organisations and institutions carrying out projects of significance to:
- 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 within existing gardens, for public access and enjoyment;
- exhibitions, book publications, research and educational programmes relating to horticulture;
- expeditions and travel to study, collect and protect plants of scientific and horticultural value;
- study-visits by horticulturists or botanists with strong horticultural links, and
- gardeners’ training schemes run by appropriate organisations (but not to individuals, see Training and Traineeships).