The USA Christopher Lloyd Scholarship was conceived in order to provide a gardener from the United States with a year-long, practical education in the traditional style of ornamental gardening as practiced at two of the world’s most respected gardens, Great Dixter in East Sussex, England, and Chanticleer near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The scholarship offers an American gardener a chance to develop deep practical skills and an understanding of the ‘sense of place’ needed to manage complex, innovative flower gardens such as those at Great Dixter and Chanticleer. It is hoped that the scholar, in turn, will inspire a future generation of North American gardeners, passing on knowledge and skills.
The scholar spends 11 months, from September 2018 to July 2018, living and working at Great Dixter, immersed in all aspects of the garden’s operations. The individual will attend symposiums and visit gardens, plant trials and garden shows. The final month of the scholarship is spent working at Chanticleer.
Qualified applicants will have completed horticultural training, be looking for an immersive experience to advance their knowledge of plants, design and organizational excellence.
The scholarship, named in honour of Christopher Lloyd who lived and gardened at Great Dixter and established close ties with Chanticleer, is open to trainee gardeners who are U.S. citizens.
Applications are now being accepted through November 30th. Full application details can be found here, https://www.greatdixter.co.uk/learning/student-placements/.
Please email completed application forms and supporting documents (cover letter and resume) to email@example.com with the email subject "Application: The Chanticleer USA Christopher Lloyd Scholarship at Great Dixter"