THE PERCY PICTON MEMORIAL FUND

 

Percy-Picton
Percy Picton 1904-1985

PERCY PICTON was a well known plantsman, gardener, nurseryman, lecturer and broadcaster. The Charity was established by The Wyche and Colwall Horticultural Society in 1987, as a lasting memorial to their late president, who had a special interest in encouraging people to learn more about the world of plants. The society organise an annual lecture to raise funds for the charity. In addition the members of the Society raise money from plant sales and other activities.

The charity is small and qualification for a grant is restricted  firstly to people who are resident in the Malvern Hills area and then those resident in the counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, plus the Stratford-upon-Avon district of Warwickshire.

Grants can be available to people following horticultural studies at Pershore College or similar establishments. Help is also given to apprentices and trainees in private and public gardens and nurseries. Research studies related to plants are eligible for consideration. Training should lead to a career within Horticulture, Gardening or Botany

 

We are grateful to the Great Dixter Trust for enabling the charity to arrange for short time work experience in the garden at Great Dixter.  Other locations in gardens and nurseries are  usually available.

 

Funds are available now.  Applications are welcome and should be sent to the trustees at the address below.

 

Great Dixter
Great Dixter

 

 

THE  PERCY  PICTON  MEMORIAL  FUND

   registered charity number 518787

Mr. David Hodgson, Phelps Cottage, Coddington, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1JH

email      dhodgson363@btinternet.com

telephone     01531 640622

 

READ MORE ABOUT PERCY PICTON IN THE SHORT BIOGRAPHY ON THE PAGE

PERCY PICTON a life with plants

 

                    NEWS  AUGUST 2018

 

Between 2016 and 2018 the PP Memorial Fund has been delighted to help two horticultural trainees from Malvern to further their education and careers.

Dominic is now employed by the National Trust at the world famous Hidcote Garden.

Daniel has just completed his course as a student at The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. The Fund was able to help him undertake a scientific study of alpine plants in their natural habitat and in several Swiss alpine botanic gardens. He has recently been on a work experience course at Great Dixter and learned much about their unique way of using a wide variety of plants. Daniel is now about to work in a Swiss alpine botanic garden and will, this autumn, become a student gardener at RHS Wisley.

Click on the link below to see more.

Work Experience Report.compressed

 

                    NEWS DECEMBER 2018

 

This autumn the trustees have received a number of enquiries. Several have been followed up by applications for a grant. The trustees have been able to award grants to two applicants who are training in practical horticulture, one applicant who is completing a PHd course and one applicant who is undertaking a course in botany, with a view to teaching others.

 

LATEST NEWS 4th DECEMBER.    The WYCHE AND COLWALL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY  have raised their largest ever donation for the charity. Thank you to all the members and committeee for such a wonderful effort.

Special thanks to Heather and Kay for their hard work with the brilliant plant stall.  TO ALL TRAINEES and STUDENTS of HORTICULTURE  please keep the applications coming !

 

 

PERCY’S  PLACES AND A FEW FAVOURITE PLANTS

 

Paeonia-rockyi-2-4667
Paeonia rockyi group

 

 

Picton Garden, early spring
Picton Garden in early spring
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Helen Picton
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae ‘Helen Picton’
Rhododendron augustinii
Rhododendron augustinii
Meconopsis 'Lingholm'
Meconopsis “Lingholm’

Stewart sinensis

Rhododendron 'Naomi Pink Beauty'
Rhododendron ‘Naomi Pink Beauty’
Primula auricula 'Mayhem'
Primal auricula ‘Mayhem’
Davidia involucrata
David involucrata
Rosa 'Empress Josephine'
Rosa ‘Empress Josephine’
Fraxinus pensylvannica 'Variegata'
Fraxinus pennsylvannica ‘Variegata’
Crinodendron hookerianum
Crinodendron hookerianum
Cornus kousa 'Satomi'
Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’
Cercis siliquastrum
Circus siliquastrum
Aster thomsonii 'Nanus'
Aster thomsonii ‘Nanus’
Arisaema candidissima
Arisaema candidissimum
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Daphne petraea hybrid
KN. rooperi 2 4627
Kniphofia roperi
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Acer griseum
Hylomecon japonicum 4684
Hylomecon japonicum
Arisamea proboscideum 4751
Arisarum proboscidium
Lonicera-italica-on-potting-shed
Lonicera americana growing on Percy’s potting shed
Tecophilia 2725
Tecophilea cyanocrocus
Phlox maculata 4554
Phlox maculata ‘Pink Beauty’
Trillium chloropetalum 4449
Trillium chloropetalum
Parrotia persica
Parrot persica
Pieris forrestii 2 4544
Pieris forrestii
Viburnum x Carcephalum
Viburnum x carcephalum
Actinidia-kolomikta-4465
Actinidia kolomikta
Clematis-Twilight-1661
Clematis ‘Twilight’
Euphorbia-characais-4530
Euphorbia characais
Eucryphia x nymansay 2 4434
Eucryphia x nymansay
JP
Clematis ‘Joan Picton’
Jasminum parkeri best 4072
Jasminum parker
Hellebores en masse 4603
Helleborus hybrids
Embothrium 4532
Embothrium coccineum
Metasequoia-glyptostroboides
Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Helleborus
Helleborus hybridus
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Saxifraga grisebachii ‘Wisley Variety’
DACTY
Dactylorhiza foliosa

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HEP
Hepatica Ashwood Hybrid
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Clematis montana ‘Picton’s Variety’
35 Clem. PP
Clematis ‘Percy Picton’
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Galanthus ‘Percy Picton’

 

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