Birmingham Botanical Gardens names placement students

Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Edgbaston have appointed five new students on one year placements.

An Agave americana AGM flowering at Birmingham Botanical Gardens - photo: BBG
An Agave americana AGM flowering at Birmingham Botanical Gardens - photo: BBG

They are:

•    Andrzej Gdaniec, who is a former volunteer in the gardens and has a Masters degree at the University of Gdansk, Poland and a particular interest in Cactii.

•    David Green, who recently completed his National Certificate in Horticulture with Pershore College at King’s Heath Park. He changed careers after working in IT development and is a keen vegetable gardener.

•    Alison Giles recently completed an HNC in Organic Gardening at Pershore College. She took a BA in music, worked as a nurse and lived in Thailand before entering professional horticulture.

•    Mia Laucht recently completed her National Certificate in Horticulture with Pershore College at King’s Heath Park. As a Harborne local she has grown up with the gardens. She worked as a teaching assistant whilst seeking to develop a career in professional horticulture.

•    Denise Rigby is a local from King’s Heath who previously worked as a maintenance gardener. She has just completed her BSc in Horticulture at Pershore College.


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