From policy to process

Will Ritchie is the Curator at the National Botanic Garden of Wales with responsibilities for horticulture, development of the living collections and Waun Las National Nature Reserve. As a member of the senior management team, Will is also involved in the delivery of Growing the Future, a five-year programme which aims to promote and develop horticulture in Wales by providing training and knowledge transfer opportunities. He was previously Curator at Glasgow Botanic Gardens and has worked in botanic gardens and universities in the United Kingdom, United States and Oman.

Will trained at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and gained a BSc (Hons) in Horticulture with Plantsmanship. In 2012, he completed a MSc programme in Horticulture at the University of Arkansas, specialising in breeding and taxonomy.

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