KBBS Report of the Month
Our Bursary is funded by a generous donation from the estate of Mr Kenneth Black providing small bursaries to students and people who are employed in horticulture. You can find details of the scheme and how to apply on the main bursary scheme page. Here we regularly feature a report from one of the beneficiaries:
October 2020 Report of the Month
Study Tour to Germany & the Netherlands:
Herbaceous perennials in public displays
Written by Lucy Bell & Maija Ross in September 2017
(An article based on this report was featured in Vol.40 No.1 Spring 2019 of The Hardy Plant)
Miscanthus & Eupatorium
We set out, on this study tour, to visit gardens and green spaces in Germany and the Netherlands, to research the maintenance and design of herbaceous perennial public displays for the purpose of informing us in our work on the Broad Walk Borders at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
These gardens are in the temperate region with comparable weather to the UK using similar species of herbaceous perennials found in the Broad Walk at Kew.
We sought to meet experts with experience of designing, developing and maintaining large scale herbaceous plantings and observe new and innovative approaches which we could apply to the Broad Walk borders.