Travel Bursary for Academics

we are delighted to announce that the 

EGT TRAVEL AWARD 2020 is now open for submission.

Purpose and Eligibility

The EGT Travel Award is specifically designed for academics and lecturers working in the field of gardens and landscape, either in design, history or planning and conservation. Its purpose is to enrich the recipient’s teaching provision, further their research and inspire themselves and others with their chosen discipline.

The Award is open to academics affiliated to an Institution or project in either London or East Anglia, and to Independent Scholars who reside in either London or East Anglia.

The recipient or the subject of the Award must be relevant to Essex.

Award and Application

The Award consists of a travel bursary of £500 for the recipient to visit gardens or landscapes that they have never visited before.  It can be used in whatever manner best enables the trip to take place.

Applicants must describe, in no more than 250 words, the garden(s) or landscape(s) they would like to use the Award to visit, and why. 

The recipient of the Award will be required to give a 45 minute illustrated talk plus q & a about their trip, to EGT's members and guests, at an Essex-based venue of our choice within 12 months of our making the award.

Previous Recipients and Deadline

To see a previous recipient of the Award please see below

The DEADLINE for applications for the 2020 Award is 31 October 2019. The winner will be selected and notified by 30 November 2019.

Application Form

To apply, download an application form here and send to the address indicated on the form.


Travel Bursary for Academics Award 2019

Trauttmansdorff Castle and Botanical Gardens

Trauttmansdorff Castle and Botanical Gardens

the 2019 bursary has been awarded to Saruhan Mosler, who plans to travel to Merano and visit the gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle.

Saruhan writes: ‘I am very happy to receive this bursary. I am planning to visit the botanical garden in Merano, (South Tyrol) Italy in May 2019 to be able to see the vegetation and the fully functioning garden.’

Once she has visited the gardens, she will be giving a talk to the EGT to tell us what she learnt. Details to follow.


Writtle University College Peoples Choice Award

Jade Lambert

Jade Lambert

During the Design Degree Show 2019 at Writtle University College, EGT ran a People’s Choice Award where visitors to the exhibition could vote for students work on the undergraduate and postgraduate Landscape Architecture and Garden Design Scheme.  Hundreds of votes were cast over the course of the exhibition, and we would like to thank everyone who took part, as well as congratulations to the students for a very successful exhibition.

We are delighted to announce that the winners are:

Undergraduate Sophie Sturgeon for ‘Prescribing Nature’ (L&GD) and runners up Sunghyun Hong (L&GD) and Adam Yardley (LA).

Sophie Sturgeon

Sophie Sturgeon

Postgraduate Jade Lambert for ‘Transforming Workplace for Wellbeing’ (LA) and runners up Ellie Sims (LA) and Dahye Kim (GD).

Our very best congratulations to the winners who will receive their awards at the graduation ceremony in September.


Travel Bursary for Academics Award 2018

Dr Jill Raggett is Emeritus Reader in Gardens and Designed Landscapes, Writtle University College; Adjunct Professor at University of Dalhousie, Canada and Unit Leader & Assessor on the Royal Horticultural Society Master of Horticulture. She specialises in plant use, the management of gardens & the relationship between the arts, culture and the designed landscape at both graduate and postgraduate levels, including the tutoring of students undertaking PhDs. Her doctorate was the first major study of the origins of the Japanese-style garden in the UK & Ireland.

Jill visited the successful High Line in New York City, and gave us a fascinating talk on the fantastic work of the landscape architects, garden designers and horticulturists working in 'the City that never sleeps'.