Gardening Scotland

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...

John Bayet

Team Bayet – John and Mags

Here we meet Bayet garden designer John Thoumire and team mate Mags Wright. Name: John Thoumire Describe yourself: I am an avid traveller who loves to read, write and garden....

Anna Bayet

Meet the College Street Students – Team Bayet

Introducing Team ‘Bayet’, an Arabic word meaning ‘home’. Their design focuses on the migrant crisis in the middle-east and specifically the importance of gardening for those fleeing war-torn homes to...

College Street Students – Luisa from Team Home

Italian Garden Design student Luisa Grassi is a member of Team Home, one of the student groups designing and constructing a front garden on College Street at this year’s Gardening...

College Street Students – Team Home Profiles

Meet Victoria and Shaun from Team Home, who are looking forward to the experience of displaying a show garden at Gardening Scotland Name: Victoria Wren Describe yourself: Conscientious, creative and adventurous....

Meet the College Street Students

This week is National Gardening Week and, with Gardening Scotland just one month away, it’s the perfect time to introduce the Garden Design students behind this year’s show gardens. Here we...