Horticulture & Plantsmanship

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...

Will P

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...

Veronika

Student Profile – Veronika Svatosova

Veronika from the Czech Republic chose to study Garden Design at Scotland’s Rural College because the course offered the perfect fusion of her two passions – nature and art. “After...

Dominika

Student Profile – Dominika Fularczyk

Dominika Anna Fularczyk is from Darlowo in Poland which is a small, seaside town in the north of Poland at the Baltic Sea. Dominika is studying Garden Design at SRUC...

Lee McPherson

Lee McPherson – photo shoots to new roots

Photographer-turned-gardener Lee McPherson jumped at the opportunity to increase his horticultural knowledge when his employer, East Lothian Council, offered him the chance to do a course in Parks, Gardens and...

Kirstyn

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...

Lifeline team

Garden of Life

Garden Design students from SRUC Edinburgh will be breathing life in to their show garden entry at this year’s Gardening Scotland event. Now in it’s second year, the College Street...

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,...