If you are studying horticulture in UK or Ireland you could be eligible to apply for a scholarship.

The Colegrave Seabrook Foundation (CSF) is a registered charity supporting the development of students studying horticulture in the UK and Ireland.  We champion careers in commercial or production ornamental horticulture by offering scholarships to these future horticulturists.

Support can also be given for educational group trips that promote such learning, as well as for grants from scientific researchers with an interest in topics relevant to the ornamental horticultural industry.

Registered Charity No. 1017289

Blue Diamond
Scholarship | £2,500

Want to help others benefit their lives with plants and gardening?

The Blue Diamond Horticultural Scholarship can help.

Majestic Trees
Scholarship | £3,000

Want to experience tree production abroad?

Majestic Tress wants to hear from you.

Award | £5,000

Are you developing cutting-edge technologies in ornamental horticulture?

Apply for the HortTech Award.

Horticulture Research Scholarship | £4,000

Need support for applied research within the horticulture industry?

Apply for the Horticulture Research Scholarship.

Ball Colegrave Travel
Scholarship | £1,500

Fancy exploring bedding plant production across the UK & Europe?

Talk to the UK’s leading distributor of seed & young plants.

John Gibson Environmental Scholarship | £1,500

Are environmental solutions your passion?

The John Gibson Environmental Scholarship is for you.

Brian Crosby
Scholarship | £1,000

Are you based in
Northwest England?

The Brian Crosby Scholarship
is for you.

BPOA-Peter Seabrook
Bursary | £1,000

Passionate about
commercial horticulture?

Choose the British Protected Ornamentals Association.

Scholarship | $4,500

Love to have a work placement in the US/Canada?

Contact CSF & the American Floral Endowment.

Smart Garden Products Student Scholarships £1,500

Love all aspects of ornamental horticulture?

Go for a Smart Garden Products Student Scholarship.


Got an educational trip in mind that promotes commercial horticulture production?

Apply for a group trip.


Whether a grower, retailer or supplier to the horticulture industry, we are all dependent on well trained, passionate and committed horticulturists making their career in horticulture. As a charity, The Colegrave Seabrook Foundation can only continue with their work supporting existing students and encouraging new people to consider horticulture as a career, with the support of companies and sponsors including WestlandBlue Diamond, Ball HorticultureThe Worshipful Company of Gardeners, BPOA, The Crispa (Richard Cahn) Trust and many others. We are incredibly grateful to them for their recognition of this important work and their continuing support of the Foundation. 

Supporters – Colegrave Seabrook Foundation

High on horticulture, but low on funds?

At £1,000 or more, one of our scholarships can really boost a student’s learning potential. In the last ten years, we have awarded almost £100,000 through scholarships, trip bursaries and other educational initiatives.

As a registered charity the Colegrave Seabrook Foundation support the development of students studying horticulture in the UK and Ireland. We champion careers in commercial, production and retail ornamental horticulture by offering scholarships to these future horticulturists.

Anyone eligible to study in UK and currently enrolled on an accredited horticultural course at any British or Irish further educational establishment, is welcome to apply for a Colegrave Seabrook Scholarship.

Scholarships include student awards as well as several others that are sponsored by major horticultural companies; in addition to funding, these can provide work placements and the chance to travel. Consideration may also be given to those who are on the early stages of their career path and are looking to travel to extend their knowledge of the industry, or need help to purchase resources to assist in their learning.

Take a look at the range of scholarships available and if you think you are eligible, but not sure which scholarship to apply for, contact the Administrator, Nicci Gow at info@colegraveseabrookfoundation.org.uk for more advice.


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