The Chanticleer USA Christopher Lloyd Scholarship at Great Dixter

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Start Date: September 2020

Chanticleer supports a horticulturist to study at Great Dixter in East Sussex, England and at Chanticleer in Wayne, Pennsylvania. This one-year Scholarship includes 11
months at Great Dixter and one month at Chanticleer, providing an opportunity to develop practical skills and the ‘sense of place’ needed to manage complex, innovative gardens.


The scholar works at Great Dixter from September 2020 to July 2021, immersed in all aspects of the garden’s operations. The individual will also attend symposiums and visit
gardens, plant trials and garden shows. The final month of the scholarship is spent working at Chanticleer. The scholar may also wish to complete an internship at Chanticleer prior to beginning at Great Dixter. They will receive a bursary from Chanticleer to cover their living costs while in the UK. Accommodation is provided at both gardens for the duration of the scholarship.


This training opportunity was established to inspire a future generation of top-notch North American gardeners. Qualified applicants will have completed horticultural training, be looking for an immersive experience to advance their knowledge of plants, design and organizational excellence, and be U.S.

The scholarship is named in honor of Christopher Lloyd who lived and gardened at Great Dixter and established close ties with Chanticleer.

Additional Information

Applications will be accepted through November 30th, 2019. The selection committee will consider all applications equally. Interviews will be held via Skype in December.

Please visit to download the application form and submit a cover letter and resume. Submit application materials to Jane Wigan at or by mail
using the address: Jane Wigan, Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, TN31
6PH, UK.

Contact Information

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