Bursary applications now CLOSED

Applications close in June 2020

    A bursary was set up in memory of Kenneth Black who left a legacy to the Society in 2010.   The sum of £750 will be set aside each year to support horticulturalists to further their training and to broaden their skills, knowledge and experience in connection with cottage gardens and/or cottage garden plants.   With one award per successful applicant only.   (Available only once per applicant)

   Application are not currently being acepted, but interest can be registered by emailing the Chair or Treasurer.   Click here for terms of reference for this bursary. Application reopen at the End of January 2020, closing in June 2020.   The successful applicant, will be notified after the summer committee meeting.

   The first Kenneth Black Bursary, awarded though the R.H.S. and combined with their Coke Trust bursary, was awarded to Kirsty Dougall to enable her to undertake a 9 month placement in the gardens of the National Trust's Knighthayes Court.    Reports of her work are in the June and December 2013 magazines.    Her final report can be seen by clicking here.  

   The 2013 bursary awarded by C.G.S. went to Tom Hollidge who did a placement at Knighthayes.  

   The KB bursary in 2014 has been awarded to Jessica Mehers, a C.G.S. member, who has given up a post in academia to move into horticulture.  This was made possible by the grant awarded to her through the Heritage Horticultural Skills Scheme.  She is doing her basic training at Bodnant Gardens in North Wales the bursary will enabled her to take other short courses to learn specialist skills and to train at another site. 

   Due to the current situation, apart from awards under concideration, we are not currently acepting any new applications at this time.

Awards & Status

2019/2020 Awarded - Details to Follow

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2014 : Jessica Mehers

2013 : Kirsty Dougall


Cottage Garden Society Calendars

- = 2020 CALENDAR = -
Last few remaining

    Our Cottage Garden Society 2020 Calendar is now available from our Adminstator.

We have managed to keep the price down to the same as last year.

Single calendars are now only £ 5:00 from our Adminstrator.
Prices vary for bulk orders or if bought direct from group representative.
If at an event, £5:00 - From your Group Contact, some postage will be incurred.
Direct from the Admistrator they are

    All images are from our photographic competition winners.
A list of which will be in the September 2018 Magazine.

    The 2020 Competition opens in December 2019.

See the December Magazine for details, & our Photographic page for help and advice.   You can also email for help if you have a problem.

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