The William Rayner Bursary


To contribute significantly to horticultural career development.

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


Open to students and trainees in horticulture, along with working gardeners of any age who are UK nationals and foreign nationals residing in the UK, subject to the general conditions of application. Applicants should be able to satisfy the Society that their health enables them to take a project proposed.

Quantity Available



  • Annual

Award Value

Maximum £1,000 per year

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 24th, 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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