Garden Design

Kirstyn

Student Profile – Kirstyn MacFarlane

Second year Garden Design student Kirstyn MacFarlane is from a tiny village called Tullynessle in Aberdeenshire and is part of the group of students entering a show garden at this...

Lucy Rowland

A Design for Life

This year’s show garden entry to Gardening Scotland by 2nd year Garden Design students at SRUC Edinburgh is called Lifeline and focuses on the protection of plants and life. As...

Lifeline team

Garden of Life

Garden Design students from SRUC Edinburgh will be breathing life in to their show garden entry at this year’s Gardening Scotland event. Now in it’s second year, the College Street...

Mike Jack

From Auditing to Annuals

A chance article in a Sunday newspaper led to a dramatic career change for former SRUC student Mike Jack. After graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University...

Grow Careers Event Review by Becky Cross

SRUC Student Ambassador Becky Cross attended the Grow Careers Event at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on 21st November. Here she writes her account of the day. The annual Grow...

Jennifer Wright

Zen and the Art of Gardening

A one-year Horticulture course at Scotland’s Rural College helped clarify Jennifer Wright’s career path – and her love of studying. Jennifer, 24, from Fife, initially chose to study Horticulture at...

Catriona

School Friends Reunited

More than 20 years after leaving school in Ayr, Catriona Hawthorn and Shaun Dowse have both ended up studying at Scotland’s Rural College – but 80 miles apart. Mum-of-three Catriona...

Botanics to Beechgrove

Beechgrove Garden’s newest addition Kirsty Wilson shares more than just a passion for plants with the BBC’s longest-running gardening presenter Jim McColl – both of them are graduates of Scotland’s...

Kayoko

Big in Japan

Garden and Greenspace Design graduate lays down new roots in Edinburgh Garden and Greenspace Design graduate Kayoko Takezawa comes from a long line of horticulturalists in Japan – but now...

From Top 40 to Topsoil

Sarah Stewart from Edinburgh, worked for 10 years in Virgin Our Price Record shops; starting as a Christmas temp in 1994 and swiftly working her way up to the appointment...