JGS Student membership

Are you currently a horticultural apprentice, or student, or trainee with an interest in Japanese gardens?  If so, you may be eligible for free JGS membership for up to three years. 
JGS runs a scheme to enable people following relevant programmes (such as horticulture, landscape design, architecture or Japanese cultural studies) to receive the full range of JGS benefits during their course of study or training.
If you are interested, please contact honsecretary@jgs.org.uk, putting in the subject line: Student/trainee membership scheme. Please also explain briefly (no more than 150 words) your interest in Japanese gardens.  You will then be sent detailed information about how to apply.

JGS Bursaries

Bursaries in the form of a grant of up to £1500 per applicant are available to enable UK landscapers / horticulturists / apprentices or trainees in horticulture or garden construction / design to undertake a relevant course of study, or supervised work experience, so that they can acquire or enhance their Japanese garden related skills. For example, to enable them to attend an appropriate educational programme in the UK or abroad.

The bursary may be used to contribute to travel, accommodation and/or course fee costs and must enable the applicant to acquire new or additional knowledge and skills in Japanese garden design, and / or construction, and / or maintenance.

Previous recipients of the JGS bursary have been able to use the grant to enable them to participate in Professional Training Seminars at the Portland Japanese Garden in USA or undertake a work experience programme in a notable garden in Japan.

The JGS will consider supporting a range of training opportunities. For example, to cover travel and accommodation costs to enable a period of work experience in a Japanese-style garden in the UK or Europe OR for the applicant to attend relevant face-to-face, or virtual, educational events.

Application Process
All applicants are asked to study the full details of the JGS Bursary Scheme before completing the bursary application form  (submission details are on the form)

Full details of JGS Bursary Scheme

Bursary application form:  Word    PDF

Applications will be considered throughout the year and results will be announced within 6 weeks of the submission date. We regret that we cannot make retrospective awards.

Payment will be made in advance of applicants undertaking their Educational Programme.

JGS Scholarship for RHS MHort candidates

The RHS Master of Horticulture (MHort) Award is designed for experienced horticulturists who wish to advance their knowledge and grow further in their careers.
A Level 6 Award, competed online over three years, the MHort allows professional horticulturists the opportunity to expand and develop their research, communication, business development and supervisory/managerial skills. At the same time, candidates will engage with a range of industry professionals in the form of programme assessors and fellow candidates.

The JGS has been delighted to have been able to offer a Scholarship in each of the past 3 years.
The JGS Scholarship has covered the full cost of the RHS fees for the MHort programme. Future availability of the award will be announced on the RHS website. If available, applications can be made through the RHS. Relevant application forms can be found on the RHS website with the MHort application forms. All applications should be made to the RHS.