Since the Trust was first established, there have been over 700 grants for young horticulturists to undertake a wide range of projects at home and abroad. One condition, in return for receiving a grant, is that at the end of their projects ‘Merlins’ must present a report. Each year all reports are assessed for their eligibility for one of two £500 awards: The Valerie Finnis Prize is for the report demonstrating photographic excellence and The Christopher Brickell Prize is for the best overall report.
|Year Awarded||The Christopher Brickell Prize||The Valerie Finnis Prize|
|2019||706 William Stanger||733 Jamie Todd|
|2018||707 Eve Halliday||701 Olivia Steed Mundin|
|2017||688 Edward Barrett||693 Martha Orbach|
|2016||636 Robert Burstow||646 John Cookson|