Horticulture

John Thoumire

From PR to Perennials

John Thoumire, 37 from Edinburgh, had an interesting start to his career, selling swords to tourists on the Royal Mile but then moved to a career in the media. John...

Plantsmanship: Cecily Withall

Cecily Withall studied Horticulture with Plantsmanship at SRUC in Edinburgh. Cecily had experienced working in horticulture in Italy as well as a work placement with a local historic walled garden....

Kobus Stander, Horticulture

Kobus came from South Africa to study Horticulture at SRUC Edinburgh because the degree fit perfectly with his career aims to contribute to the breeding and management of Horticulture crops...

Andy Sneddon: Changed career and haven’t looked back!

Andy decided to retire from a career in chemical regulations to get qualified in horticulture and landscaping with the aim of starting up his own small business. He chose to...

Garden Design: Heath Urquhart

Heath Urquhart from New Zealand came to the UK to study Garden and Greenspace Design at SRUC from a background in farming. Plants and landscapes had always been a big...

Colin Palmer

Sowing seeds for the future

For budding horticulturist Colin Palmer, a trip to the Chelsea Flower Show has helped sow the seeds for future plans. Colin, 32, from Livingston, is currently studying for a degree...

Goth plant

Goth Gardening Tips

Today is World Goth Day and, with the help of the members of the popular Facebook Group “Goth Gardening”, we have compiled a list of the top goth plants based...

Kobus

SWGS Scholarship spots student talent

Student, Kobus Stander, has won a £2,000 South West Growers Show (SWGS) Sponsored Scholarship.Part of the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) Scholarship Season, this award supports commercial and production horticulture by...

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Gardening Scotland- Oatridge team Two reveal plans

Oatridge’s second entry into this year’s Gardening Scotland has shared its intended design with us, hinting at a practical yet high-end feel. Ryan Love, landscaping lecturer at Oatridge and Team...

Cakes

Blooming Great Bake Sale

SRUC 2nd Year Garden Design students channelled their creativity into baking up a splendid array of sweet and savoury treats; holding a bake sale in the SRUC arcade this week.  ...