The GHS Essay Prize 2006-07
The winner of the 2007 Garden History Society Essay Prize is Paige Johnson, student on the MA course in Garden History at the University of Bristol. Her essay ‘Proof of the Heavenly Iris: The Fountain of the Three Rainbows at Wilton House’. is an exceptional piece of research which tackles a long standing mystery of garden history. It will be published in Garden History later this year. Paige wins £200 and membership of the Society for a year. The prize will be awarded at the Society’s summer garden party.
The standard of entries was particularly high and Sarah Law, also of Bristol University, was awarded a Commendation for her essay: ‘William Roscoe’s Monandrian Plants of the Order Scitamineae: newly arranged according to the system of Linneaus; with coloured figures, from living specimens, in the Botanic Garden at Liverpool’.
Details of how to submit for 2007-08 will be posted on the website in the autumn.