The Great Gardens of the World TRIAD Fellowship offered aspiring gardeners an opportunity to live, work, and learn in three culturally and botanically diverse public gardens.
Please note: The TRIAD program is no longer running. No further applications are being accepted.
About the TRIAD Fellowship
Started in 2014, the TRIAD Fellowship created a partnership among the National Trust’s Hidcote Manor Garden in Gloucestershire, UK; the Alliance of Hyogo in Awaji Island, Japan; and Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, USA. Each year, two horticulturists from each institution spent four months living, working, and learning in each of the three world-class public gardens.
About Longwood Gardens
In 1906, industrialist Pierre du Pont (1870-1954) purchased a small farm near Kennett Square, PA, to save a collection of historic trees from being sold for lumber. Throughout his life, Mr. du Pont indulged his passion for gardening, turning his farm into a magnificent horticultural showplace. Today, Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s great gardens, encompassing 1,083 acres of gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, a 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ and a 4-acre conservatory. Longwood continues the mission set forth by Mr. du Pont to inspire people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education and the arts, through programming that includes exhibitions, musical performances by leading artists, renowned horticulture education programs, horticulture research, environmental stewardship and cultural and community engagement. Longwood Gardens is located in Kennett Square PA, USA, about 30 minutes west of Philadelphia.
About The Alliance of Hyogo
The Alliance of Hyogo consists of Kiseki no Hoshi (Miracle Planet Museum of Plants) and the Awaji Landscape Planning and Horticulture Academy (ALPHA) of the University of Hyogo. The former is part of Awaji Yumebutai along with Akashi Kaikyo National Park, the International Conference Center, the Westin Hotel Awaji Island, the Promenade Garden and the Amphitheater. The Alliance was formed in 2013 to gather parties interested in participating in the Great Gardens of the World TRIAD Fellowship.
About Hidcote Manor Garden
Hidcote Manor Garden is one of the most influential 20th century flower gardens in Britain, the archetypal ‘garden of rooms’, setting the style for the English garden in the 20th century. Major Lawrence Johnston (1871–1958), a naturalized British citizen and the garden’s creator, demanded the best in design and plants and was prepared to go to endless trouble and expense to achieve this. Hidcote is the coherent execution of his vision and genius, achieved and perfected over a relatively short period of time. The garden is an exposition of garden design and plantsmanship and a Mecca for garden lovers. Hidcote is a property of the National Trust, a UK conservation charity, established for the purposes of promoting the permanent preservation of lands and tenements (including buildings) for beauty or historic interest for the benefit of the nation.