Horticulture & Plantsmanship

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...

Glasshouse

Tis The Season To Sell Holly

Christmas wreaths and table decorations will be on sale at a new shop run by horticulture students at Scotland’s Rural College. The Glasshouse, based at SRUC’s Elmwood campus in Fife,...

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...

Worm house

Wormistoune Garden Study Visit

Wormistoune Garden Study Visit by Student Ambassador Rebecca Cross A few weeks ago myself and other Year 1 Horticulture with Plantsmanship students had the opportunity to visit Wormistoune Gardens in...

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...

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...

Plantsmanship: Cecily Withall

Cecily Withall studied Horticulture with Plantsmanship at SRUC in Edinburgh. Cecily had experienced working in horticulture in Italy as well as a work placement with a local historic walled garden....

Kobus Stander, Horticulture

Kobus came from South Africa to study Horticulture at SRUC Edinburgh because the degree fit perfectly with his career aims to contribute to the breeding and management of Horticulture crops...