Exploration Awards
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Above: The Andes from Cerro Catedral, Nahuel Huapí National Park, San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina.
Now that travel restrictions have been relaxed following the Covid pandemic, the committee are now accepting applications for travel from 2022 onwards.
Above: Alan Elliott on the Flora of Nepal expedition in the Baglung, Rukum & Dolpa Districts of MidWest Nepal, in 2014.
Exploration Awards

SRGC Exploration Awards were set up in 1985 to make awards to help finance projects or trips relating to rock garden plants.  Feedback in the form of journal articles, talks (in person or online), reports, photographs etc is expected.. Recipients of awards need not necessarily be members of the SRGC.

If you are considering an application, then you can download the Criteria for Exploration Awards (pdf) to check if your proposed expedition qualifies.

Applications for Exploration Awards are usually considered on a six-monthly basis, and the submission deadline for applications is midday on the second Sunday in May and November each year.  However, we are flexible, and applications are welcomed and can be considered at any time.  Please contact Carole Bainbridge if you are interested in applying or wish to know any more information.

If you want to apply then download Award Application Form (pdf) and return your completed form by email to the Fund Secretary: Carole Bainbridge at: .   

Here are examples of some previous Exploration Awards from 2015:

Recipient Objects Amount
Scott Cook Placement at Gothenburg Botanic Garden    £300
Sam Ward Placement in European Botanic Gardens    £600
Vida Svhanstrom Placement at St Andrew's Botanic Garden RHD L2 course £1,000

You can view Alan Elliott's Nepal expedition report HERE written after he returned from his trip.

The Institute of Horticulture has a Bursaries and Grants page detailing other possible sources of funding. 

If you would like to make a donation to support the work of our Exploration Awards then any amount would be hugely appreciated. 
 Donations allow us to extend the support we can give to deserving cases. 
 Click the Donate button below to help. You don't need to have a PayPal account, just pick the "Donate by Card" option on the next screen:

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Alternatively, you can mail a cheque in Pounds Sterling (payable to Scottish Rock Garden Club) 
to the Treasurer: Richard GREEN, Cedar Cottage, Balfron Station, Glasgow, G63 OSQ or email him at .

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