Patrick A. Nutt Scholarship

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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.

2022 Recipients

We are pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the Patrick A. Nutt Scholarship. They joined Longwood Gardens in September 2022 after completing studies at the Durban University of Technology.

  • Zamasodi Mkhungo
  • Phindile Ngobese
  • Siphesihle Sibiya
  • Asiphe Mtsuma

Previous Recipients

  • Ntsako Hlathi 2019
  • George Anderson 2018
  • Katy Merrington 2017

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