Garden Design

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...

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...

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...