Geoff Hamilton New Gardeners Foundation - Writtle University College

Geoff Hamilton New Gardeners Foundation

Geoff Hamilton (1936-1996) started gardening at the age of 5 during WWII when the 'Dig for Victory' campaign was in full swing. In 1958, he commenced his academic studies at Writtle University College, Essex gaining a Distinction for the National Diploma in Horticulture.

He was awarded an Honorary Master of Science Degree by Anglia Polytechnic University in 1994 in recognition of his services to the horticultural industry. He presented Gardeners' World on BBC2 for 17 years.

Please refer to for more information regarding this highly respected horticulturist and the history of the gardens.

The Geoff Hamilton New Gardeners' Foundation supports horticultural students at Writtle University College with bursaries up to the value of 5,000. Whilst the conditions of the bursary are wide ranging, they relate purely to the needs of the student(s) themselves.

The bursaries could support the students' costs of living whilst studying a course in Horticulture at Writtle University College. The value of the bursary could also assist with costs incurred whilst in a placement in the industry.

Geoff's family and Writtle University College are keen to offer this fantastic opportunity for students of Horticulture - any age and level of practical horticulture will be acknowledged. The bursary may be shared according to the number and standard of applications.

The Trustees are looking for enthusiasm, motivation and dedication to the world of Horticulture.

For application forms or for further information, please contact Sandra Nicholson , School of Sustainable Environments, Writtle University College, email: Sandra Nicholson

Closing Date: 30th April 2015

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