Meet a young horticulturist who is also a passionate spokesperson for the industry! PlantNetwork talks to Mollie Higginson of New Leaf Plants and co-founder of the Young People in Horticulture Association (YPHA). Find out how Mollie found her way into horticulture and what she and the YPHA are doing to help other young horticulturists get the most out of horticulture.
Meet Richard Baines, the Curator of Logan Botanic Garden, author and a truly passionate horticulturist who has definitely taken his work home with him. In this episode, he tells us about curating an exotic garden in Scotland, his love of rhododendrons and his horticultural journey. Listen in to learn where to find rare gems in Logan Botanic Garden, plant exploration abroad, and the most spectacular place in the UK to see daffodils.
Piers Horry talks to Sam Hickmott, a young head gardener looking after a Grade 1 listed landscape garden in a World Heritage Site. We hear how Sam started his horticultural career, his thoughts on what we need to do to encourage more young people to embark on a career on horticulture and the Young Hort of the Year competition.
A very entertaining chat with Philip Turvil of the Field Studies Council about his role as Eco Business Director; his passions for horticulture, environmental communication and management; and getting to know new work colleagues on Zoom, among many other topics. Yet another example of where horticulture can take you in your career!