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Oatridge Student is Carter-Patterson medal recipient

Tyler Tovey, who began his journey with us at Oatridge as a certificate student, has been awarded the prestigious Carter-Patterson medal by the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society(RCHS).

When Tyler first joined SRUC, he was a very quiet individual lacking in self-confidence and not sure of what direction he wanted to take within Horticulture. However, his lecturers have noticed his personality and confidence grow exponentially.

Ann Burns, Horticulture team leader at Oatridge, who nominated Tyler for the award said:

“It took quite a long time for Tyler to develop his own horticultural persona but by the end of his 9 month course, we could see his potential and the endless amount of enthusiasm and passion that he had for gardening”.

Tyler has gone on to work at Jupiter Artland Garden where he has put his skills to good practical use- contributing to a variety of tasks including maintenance, trimming, planting and even giving guided tours to the many visitors who come to Jupiter Artland each year.

Tyler has described being chosen for this award as a “dream come true” and he hopes to continue his development and one day become head gardener at a botanical gardens.

The awards will take place at this year’s AGM on the 5th March at 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.


Tyler Tovey

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