'Meet' the former students who have recently all been successful in gaining RHS qualifications. For some it has heralded a change of heart about their careers, for all it has been a satisfying achievement.
Caroline Corkett: Hector Harrison Award
Caroline's long-held dreams of gaining a horticultural qualification and working in the industry have come true, after coming top in her RHS level 3 certificate.
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Andrew Cotterill: Master of Horticulture
Andrew's grandfather and professional gardener, Geoffrey, was the inspiration behind Andrew's taking up horticulture as a career.
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Bernard Farrell: Master of Horticulture
Even a triple bypass couldn't deter Bernard from gaining not just his Diploma in the Princples and Practices of Horticulture but a Master's qualification too.
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Louise Furniss: Centenary Prize
A growing interest in gardening and her recent success in gaining an RHS level 2 certificate in Horticulture looks likely to lead to a career shift for natural historian Louise Furniss.
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Stuart Logan: Master of Horticulture
Former airline pilot Stuart has returned to his roots after retiring. He grew up on his grandfather's small farm and both his parents were keen gardeners.
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Laura Mythen: Anne Menhinick Prize
Being heavily pregnant during her exam did not prevent Laura from walking away with the Anne Menhinick Prize, for the candidate under 30 years of age who obtains the highest mark in the RHS level 2 Certificate in Horticulture.
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Matthew Pottage: Master of Horticulture
Already working for the RHS and the holder of a Wisley Diploma,
Matthew knew the Master of Horticulture qualification would give him
a good grounding in both management and horticulture. His Gran
would be proud.
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Christopher Skinner: Master of Horticulture
Chris started growing vegetables at the tender age of eight and has been involved in gardening ever since.
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Matthew Smith: Chittenden Award
Matthew was awarded The Chittenden Award for the highest overall mark in the RHS level 3 Diploma in Horticulture. Now he's debating whether to swap his stethoscope for a spade.
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David Sutton: Master of Horticulture
Having worked on a couple of occasions at Hadlow College, David felt quite at home there doing his MHort. He now works in zoo horticulture, a field he loves.
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Rosie Yeomans: Master of Horticulture
Gaining her MHort is just the latest achievement in a life that seems to revolve around all things gardening.
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