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.
After an interval of three years, the prizes are back for 2023! Find out more about the prize winners HERE soon!
Find out more about the 2020 prize winners – click here
|Year Awarded||The Christopher Brickell Prize||The Valerie Finnis Prize|
|2023||805 Tracey Fahy||780 Rosie Treharne|
|2020||747 Anthony Callan||766 Rosie Henstridge|
|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|