When it matters if it’s wild sourced; and when it doesn’t


Fiona Inches, Glasshouse Supervisor, RBG Edinburgh

Fiona started in Horticulture at Perth & Kinross District council doing bedding plant production & interior plant displays. She undertook SCOTVEC certificate in Horticulture at Elmwood College and followed it up with the Diploma in Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Fiona started working for RNGE in 1993 looking after the Temperate Collection; followed by promotion to Temperate propagator 3 years later. Promoted in 1998 to one of the two Glasshouses Supervisor positions of the Indoor Department with a have a team of 14 staff and approx. 7 volunteers, looking after 10 public and 17 Support glasshouses covering approximately 2ac of glass and holding 6491 taxa & 11330 Accessions – 66% of which are wild sourced.

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