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Garden Design

Red flowers in a garden

SRUC Advent Calendar: 22nd December

Garden Design is a highly rewarding discipline that requires attention to detail, plant knowledge, technical competence and artistic flair. It is recognised as a profession in its own right and...

Frances Tophill

Six Amazing Careers Your SRUC Education Could Lead To

An SRUC education will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience to move confidently into your chosen career. However, here are six careers you may not have considered that...

Tree from ECLAS conference in Greenwich

SRUC lecturer presents at ECLAS

SRUC Edinburgh Garden and Greenspace Design lecturer, Gerard O’Brien recently presented at the annual conference of ECLAS – European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools.  This year’s conference was titled Creation/Reaction (https://eclas2017london.com/)...

Kickstart

School pupils enjoy a Kickstart at SRUC

School pupils from schools across the south east and south west of Scotland enjoyed a day of interactive workshops at the  Edinburgh campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). The Kickstart...

SRUC Garden Design students pose with their gold certificate

Gold for Hortus Homicida

Garden Design students have excelled themselves with their creativity and imagination as their mysterious “murder garden” won a Gold Award at Gardening Scotland. Their Tudor themed show garden “Hortus Homicida”...

A wheelbarrow of flowers at SRUC Elmwood

SRUC – A Horticulturist’s Dream?

It’s official. SRUC is the place to study horticulture. Maybe we’re biased in that, but we do have the word of some very excellent students who agree with that point!...

Hortus Homicida garden design layout sketch

Hortus Homicida garden design

Our Garden Design students, preparing for Gardening Scotland later this year, have produced the concept sketch for their show garden, entitled Hortus Homicida.   Produced by project leader Heath Urquhart,...

The Garden Design students posing at the Kings Buildings in Edinburgh

Hortus Homicida – breaking news

On the morning of February 10, 1567, the bodies of Henry Stuart aka Lord Darnley, and his valet William Taylor were found dead orchard of Kirk O Field in Edinburgh, which...

Hortus Homicida Logo

Hortus Homicida – on location in Edinburgh’s Old Town!

Anouska Curzon, MSRO at SRUC Edinburgh Campus, shares her account of filming the teaser video for the Hortus Homicida show garden. When the theme of this year’s show garden for...