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Garden Design

Blooming Borders!

SRUC Oatridge Horticulture Lecturer Grant Skillen recently helped to judge gardens for “Peebles In Bloom 2021” along with Dawyck Botanic Garden  Assistant Curator Thomas Gifford.          ...

What a View!

Not a bad view from the Office!

Euan Stoddart, an SVQ3 Oatridge student, works at Stirling Castle, and has a pretty enviable view from his office!   Euan joined Historic Scotland in 2019 as an Apprentice Gardener...

Getting it done at Moredun!

Horticulture Lecturer Grant Skillen’s National Certificate in Horticulture and Garden Design students from Oatridge Campus recently completed a longrunning  interior planting project at Moredun Research Institute. The project first began...

From Shooting Stars to Shooting for the Stars

After a high-flying career as a press photographer – which saw her hanging out of helicopters and climbing church bell towers to get the perfect image – Horticulture student Julie...

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Horticultural Practices at Home

SRUC student Kristyna Andrlova is in her first year of the Garden Design course at the Edinburgh campus. During lockdown, Kristyna has been making use of the spaces available at...

Student Ambassadors Q&A Session – Why SRUC?

We recently asked our Student Ambassadors a series of questions, and recorded their answers, to help you understand a bit more about SRUC and what makes studying with us great....

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A Day in the Life of a Garden Design Student

SRUC Edinburgh Garden Design student Kristyna Andrlova shares her day with us. It’s morning! So cold it makes you want to stay in the bed all day. Then I look...

From Guest House to Glass House

Kristyna Andrlova previously worked as a Front Office Manager in the hospitality industry and, although she enjoyed her job, she always wanted to return to education. A love of nature...

The Joy of Indoor Plants

Horticulture lecturer Ruth Vichos shares her houseplant collection and offers some advice on how best to look after each variety. The Jungle Velvet Prayer Plant (Calathea warscewiczii) has large velvety...

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Student Profile – Will Purdom

Will Purdom from Lowestoft in Suffolk decided to study Horticulture with Plantsmanship at SRUC to broaden his knowledge of the industry. “The reason for studying the course was to further...