Horticulturist wins scholarship
Congratulations to Tim Wall, horticulturist and curator of the California Garden collection at Melbourne Gardens, on becoming one of only two Australian recipients of the Jewish National Fund’s annual scholarship for 2014.
Selected for his wide-ranging experience with Mediterranean gardens, Tim will spend nine months living in Israel and working with the team at The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens. During this time, he will have the chance to experience real Mediterranean conditions and see how plants from different parts of the world function in Jerusalem’s Mediterranean climate.
“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I’m very honoured to receive,” said Tim.
“I’m really looking forward to learning from and sharing my knowledge with the staff at Jerusalem Botanical Gardens.”
The scholarship program is designed to further enhance horticultural knowledge and facilitate exchange and collaboration between professionals from both Israel and Australia for the mutual benefit of both countries.
The 30-acre Jerusalem Botanical Gardens is located in Nayot, the heart of Israel’s busiest metropolis, and was officially opened to the public in 1985. It is home to over 10,000 plant species - the largest plant collection in Israel – which are set out in six geographical sections, allowing visitors to experience landscapes and plants from Europe, North America, Southern Africa, Australia, Asia, and the Mediterranean.