MBE for Bob Mitchell


Many congratulations to Bob Mitchell who has been appointed MBE in the recent Birthday Honours List for great service to the garden over so many years.

Bob says:

"I feel humbled by the award but is good to be acknowledged. It was a joy to be able to introduce so many themes during the development of the Garden over the last 55 years. But I was greatly helped by the the University and three Professors of Botany who gave advice and guidance and the enthusiasm of garden staff, colleagues and Friends to help to produce such a happy environment. And I certainly could not have done this without the support and encouragement of my first wife Maureen and Felicity during these times."

Garden Features on BBC Radio Scotland 'Out of Doors'
Follow this link to download the podcast.
A guide to what is in our orchard is available at the entrance to the orchard (just beyond the herb garden and vegetable plot).  It contains lots of information about the history, cultivation, taste and use of these fruits.