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Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust


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Since 1970, the Trust has supported education and research in ornamental horticulture, including the development and maintenance of public gardens and arboreta.

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About the Trust

The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust was created in 1970 by May Smith, in honor of her late husband and in fulfillment of his vision. The Trust stewards Stanley Smith’s philanthropic legacy, and seeks to nurture in others his enthusiasm for ornamental horticulture.

The Trust supports education and research in ornamental horticulture, and the development and maintenance of public gardens and arboreta that offer educational experiences to their visitors. Grants are awarded for projects in North America, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Australia, and New Zealand.

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Stanley Smith, 1959, in a letter to Harry Roberts

"I’ve just completed a course in Botany. It took me half the prescribed time because I needed what I had to learn and was constantly excited about it all. I think humans have a palate of learning as of taste. How to tickle it?"

Stanley Smith, 1959, in a letter to Harry Roberts

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Letters of Inquiry from organizations that match the Trust's funding interests and eligibility requirements are welcome.

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The Trust is honored to support the work of its grantees, and is interested in learning through its grantees’ successes as well as their challenges.

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