The Marsh Awards

In partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust, BGCI manages the Marsh Awards for International Plant Conservation and Education in Botanic Gardens.

On an annual basis, BGCI operates the Marsh Awards for International Plant Conservation and Botanic Garden Education sponsored by the Marsh Christian Trust.

The Marsh Christian Trust was established in 1981 and runs a portfolio of awards which recognise the contribution of dedicated individuals working in different sectors – to improve the world we live in.

News on the Marsh Awards

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2019 Marsh Awards Call for Nominations

BGCI announces call for nominations for the 2019 Marsh Awards.
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Marsh Christian Awards 2018

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Marsh Awards 2017 Announced

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Marsh Award for International Plant Conservation

This Award recognises an individual in the early to mid-stages of their career, who has made a significant achievement in the conservation of rare and endangered plant species and plant diversity. The annual prize for this Award is £1000.

Marsh Award for Education in Botanic Gardens

The Award recognises an individual in the early to mid-stages of their career who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting public awareness of the importance of plants in various ways, including undertaking impactful education activities within a botanical garden. The annual prize for this Award is £1000.

The Process

Nominations are submitted through BGCI’s membership network. Individuals may not nominate themselves and must be nominated by someone else. They are judged by the BGCI International Advisory Council before being submitted to the Marsh Christian Trust for final judging. Winners of the awards are recognised at an event organised by BGCI.

If you know of somebody who you think merits one of the awards above, please nominate that person by filling out the application form below.

Nomination Form

The 2019 Call for Nominations has now closed. We will soon announce the winners of the 2019 Marsh Awards for International Plant Conservation and Education in Botanic Gardens. Please return next year to nominate an individual for the 2020 Marsh Awards.