The Ameliasburgh Garden Club offers a $1000.00 bursary, payable in two $500 installments to a student from South Hastings County or Prince Edward County who is entering first year in a post-secondary program in horticulture, ecology, farming or other related field at a university of community college.

Applicants are encouraged to apply by letter to:

Ameliasburgh Garden Club Bursary
c/o Ron Sayeau
3286 County Road 3, RR 1
Carrying Place ON, K0K 1L0

In your letter, please indicate which institution you plan to attend, the course you will be taking, future career hopes, extra-curricular activities and other interests. Explain what motivated you to make this career choice. The successful applicant is required to provide proof of enrolment before the bursary is disbursed.

Recent recipients of the bursary

  • Ben O’Brien (see bio below)
  • Sarah Rolston
  • Rebecca Haan
  • Holly Aman
  • Kaitlyn Bell
  • Shailyn Prins
  • Eric Prins
  • Augusta Westerhof

Ben O’Brien is a landscape designer in Prince Edward County. He is a two-time winner of the bursary and is a member of the Ameliasburgh Garden Club. Ben was commissioned by the Club to create a memorial garden in front of the historic town hall in memory of local garden designer and nurseryman Drew MacCandlish who passed away in 2014. Using local, long- blooming, drought-tolerant plants and reclaimed stone from an old well on the grounds, the garden links beautifully with the stone facade of the hall. Thanks to the ongoing work of the Ameliasburgh Garden Club, the garden continues to thrive.