Study/Continuing Professional Development Grants

We welcome applications from those working in, for example as gardeners, or studying historic designed landscapes for grants up to £300 towards the costs of attendance at a short course, seminar, conference or workshop on historic designed landscapes.

Applicants must

  • normally be resident in Devon
  • be working in or studying the historic designed landscape. Priority is given to those with involvement with sites on the Historic England Register of Park and Gardens of Special Historic Importance or Devon Local List of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Importance
  • demonstrate that DGT support would add value to their work or study
  • seek the support of their employer to allow time for attendance on the course/seminar/conference/workshop

Grant recipients are expected to

  • engage with Devon Gardens Trust activities (eg an article, talk, engage with DGT research and recording, support the Trust’s educational work, testimony regarding the usefulness of funding to their career etc.) to be agreed on acceptance of the grant offer
  • submit a report or article on completion of their studies
  • acknowledge the Trust's support appropriately


  • Costs that may be covered include the course/seminar/conference/workshop fee and travel expenses.
  • The grant will be paid on submission of an invoice or relevant receipts. The Trust will not pay any monies without documentary evidence.
  • DGT will not normally award more than one educational bursary or grant to the same person within a two year period.

Guidance for submitting a grant application can be downloaded HERE.