The Prince of Wales Trophy

April 17th 2017

Awarded annually since 1999 under the patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales, Liveryman, The Prince of Wales Perpetual Challenge Trophy is given to the horticultural student who, in the eyes of the judges, demonstrates a valid commitment to sustainable (which could include organic) horticultural practices.

Students undertaking undergraduate/post-graduate programmes or level 3 courses in horticulture may apply. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable horticulture.

Shortlisting will take account of each applicant’s knowledge and experience in this area. In addition to the Trophy, the winner will receive a cheque for £500 and a certificate, signed by HRH The Prince of Wales, and will also be invited to dine with their tutor as a guest of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners in the City of London. Travel expenses are available.

Application forms must be completed and returned by email to by 21st April 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 5th May 2017 and will be invited to attend interviews on 22nd May 2017.

Advance booking for travel to London is advised once you are notified that you have been shortlisted. (Travel grants available on request.) The winning student and his or her tutor (or other guest) will be advised by 26th May 2017 and invited to dine as a guest of the Company on the occasion of the Installation of the Master for the forthcoming year. This will take place on 4th July 2017 in Drapers’ Hall in the City of London. (A travel grant will be available on request.)