Horticulture

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...

Colin Palmer

Sowing seeds for the future

For budding horticulturist Colin Palmer, a trip to the Chelsea Flower Show has helped sow the seeds for future plans. Colin, 32, from Livingston, is currently studying for a degree...

Goth plant

Goth Gardening Tips

Today is World Goth Day and, with the help of the members of the popular Facebook Group “Goth Gardening”, we have compiled a list of the top goth plants based...

John Bayet

Team Bayet – John and Mags

Here we meet Bayet garden designer John Thoumire and team mate Mags Wright. Name: John Thoumire Describe yourself: I am an avid traveller who loves to read, write and garden....

Anna Bayet

Meet the College Street Students – Team Bayet

Introducing Team ‘Bayet’, an Arabic word meaning ‘home’. Their design focuses on the migrant crisis in the middle-east and specifically the importance of gardening for those fleeing war-torn homes to...

College Street Students – Team Home Profiles

Meet Victoria and Shaun from Team Home, who are looking forward to the experience of displaying a show garden at Gardening Scotland Name: Victoria Wren Describe yourself: Conscientious, creative and adventurous....

Meet the College Street Students

This week is National Gardening Week and, with Gardening Scotland just one month away, it’s the perfect time to introduce the Garden Design students behind this year’s show gardens. Here we...

Kobus

SWGS Scholarship spots student talent

Student, Kobus Stander, has won a £2,000 South West Growers Show (SWGS) Sponsored Scholarship.Part of the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) Scholarship Season, this award supports commercial and production horticulture by...

From Banker to Garden Designer

Margaret Wright worked for RBS for more than 30 years, latterly as a project manager after joining the bank straight from school age 17. In 2016 she was given the...

Cakes

Blooming Great Bake Sale

SRUC 2nd Year Garden Design students channelled their creativity into baking up a splendid array of sweet and savoury treats; holding a bake sale in the SRUC arcade this week.  ...