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Horticultural Practices at Home

SRUC student Kristyna Andrlova is in her first year of the Garden Design course at the Edinburgh campus. During lockdown, Kristyna has been making use of the spaces available at...

Horticulture with Plantsmanship Specialist Project

Specialist Project Overview by Horticulture with Plantsmanship student Rebecca Cross During the second year of Horticulture with Plantsmanship, students have the opportunity to carry out a specialist project and undertake...

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...

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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...

Lucy Rowland

A Design for Life

This year’s show garden entry to Gardening Scotland by 2nd year Garden Design students at SRUC Edinburgh is called Lifeline and focuses on the protection of plants and life. As...

Kornelia

From Galleries to Gardens

Kornelia Pawlukowska-Dible, 35, previously worked as a trainee chef and a freelance curator before deciding to return to education and study Horticulture at SRUC. Tell us a bit about your...

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....

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...

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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...