Landscaping

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 – Terence Falla

Terrance Falla studied the NC in Horticulture with Landscape Construction at the SRUC Oatridge Campus. Here he tells us what he enjoyed most about the course and his plans since...

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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...

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...

SRUC Staff lend a helping hand

Over the last six months, staff from SRUC have been involved in a regeneration scheme at the Stoneyburn football ground in West Lothian. The project has involved around 80 local...

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...

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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...