Student Awards

The Company has a long tradition of supporting horticultural and garden design students at Capel Manor College, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, RHS Wisley, Writtle University College, the Royal Parks and City and Guilds. Prizes are awarded annually at the Autumn Court Dinner in November. (Due to the cancellation of the Autumn Court Dinner in 2022, the actual presentations were made in March 2023)

Prize winners are invited to join the Company's Network of Past Prize Winners, where they benefit from a support and information network with occasional visits to places of horticultural interest and opportunities for continuing professional development.

Concurrently with the student awards, an annual award is made to the staff member of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s staff who has shown outstanding leadership and innovation in horticulture.

Gallery of 2022 Prize winners receiving their awards in March 2023 from the Master, John Gilbert. Elizabeth Lorck-Schierning (Writtle), Nathan Smith (Writtle), Tomas Stehlik (Capel Manor), Fabian Hoyte (Capel Manor), Emily Hazell (RBG Kew), Aimee Spanswick (Royal Parks Apprentice), Robert Thomson (Commonwealth War Graves Commission). Awards were also made to Lois O’ Connell and Sarah Jappy (RHS Wisley), and Ruari Mostyn (RBG Kew) who were not able to attend in person.