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Patrick A. Nutt was a horticultural icon at Longwood Gardens, where he worked from 1957 until 1995. He was an inspiration to thousands of students, a consummate plantsman, and he garnered an international reputation for his work with aquatic plants. Even after his retirement, Patrick continued to volunteer, mentor and inspire the Longwood community. To honor the life and legacy of Patrick A. Nutt, his friends and colleagues have created the Patrick A. Nutt Endowed Scholarship Fund.

About the Scholarship

To honor Patrick’s passion for horticulture education, the endowed scholarship will support participants of Longwood’s International Internship and Training Programs. The scholarship will assist with funding travel costs for these participants and help imbue these emerging professionals with Patrick’s boundless vision, enthusiasm and lasting impact.

2019 Recipient

Ntsako Hlathi Ntsako Hlathi

We are pleased to announce the third recipient of the Patrick A. Nutt Scholarship, Ntsako Hlathi. Having finished his final year of studies at the Durban University of Technology, Ntsako earned his National Horticulture Diploma. He joined Longwood Gardens in late August 2019. Ntskao’s references described him as:

  • Passionate about Horticulture
  • Diligent, hard worker
  • A great asset to any garden or horticultural institution

2018 Recipient

George Anderson

2017 Recipient

Katy Merrington

Selection Criteria

  • Accepted into International Internship and Training Program with an Ornamental Horticulture focus
  • Studying or pursuing career development in Ornamental or Public Horticulture and/or Botany
  • Demonstrated plantsman or woman
  • Conscientious
  • Hard-working
  • Thoroughly reliable in all respects
  • Passionate
  • Proven potential as mentor and educator