Coke Trust Awards


To broaden professional gardeners' and student gardeners' knowledge, skills and experience, and to finance horticultural projects that demonstrate a distinct educational or historic value, as submitted by institutions, charities or gardens.

Recipients must submit a brief factual report within 3 months of completion, along with an outline of achievements or difficulties, including any unusual problems, e.g. medical or political, and an account of expenses.


Submissions are welcomed from applicants worldwide, but preference is given to United Kingdom and Commonwealth citizens. Applicants should preferably be within the age bracket of 20-35 years and satisfy the Society that their health enables them to undertake the project proposed. Financial sponsorship will be available to both professional and amateur horticulturists and consideration for an award is not restricted to RHS members.

Quantity Available



  • Annual

Award Value

Funds are limited. High-cost projects are expected to receive supplementary finance from other sources, including personal contributions

Application procedure

Applicants must complete an application form, available on request. Application forms can be downloaded from the RHS website external link.

Closing date

December 15th, March 31st, June 30th or September 30th (check with website)

Study Level

  • Unrestricted

Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is a membership charity holding a Royal Charter for horticulture. The Society promotes the science, art and practice of horticulture in all its branches through a wide range of educational, research and advisory activities. It also maintains some major gardens, shows and the internationally renowned Lindley Library.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) by using the links below.


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