Interior planting project at Moredun

Published: 1 July 2021

SRUC Horticulture and Garden Design students from Oatridge, led by lecturer Grant Skillen, recently completed a long-running project to renew and update the interior plants in the Atrium at Moredun.

The project first began in October 2019 when students from the 2019 / 2020 academic year visited Pentlands Science Park and were tasked with selecting interior plants and containers for the large communal and seating area with the Moredun building.

Following a site appraisal, plans and ideas were submitted and a design chosen by Moredun. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the project was unfortunately halted however thankfully the project was restarted in January 2021.

Furniture, plants and containers were purchased and SRUC Oatridge NC Horticulture students (2020 / 2021)  planted up the containers on campus. A total of 33 containers were delivered and installed at Moredun on Friday 11th June.

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The project allowed the students to be involved in a real commercial project, giving them knowledge of interior plants, the range of indoor containers with water reserves plus a concept of the costs involved in a project like this.

Labels are being professionally made for each container giving the plant names as well as rating the benefits of each plant purifying the air of pollutants, toxins and chemicals within the workplace.

Plants can create great benefits in the workplace such as lowering stress levels and increasing work productivity.

Lee Innes at Moredun and Jacqui Tomlins at Pentlands Science Park provided the SRUC Oatridge students the opportunity to undertake the project. 

Well done to Grant Skillen and SRUC students over the last two years for their perseverance in completing this project for the benefit of staff and visitors to Pentlands Science Park, home to the Moredun Group.


Source: SRUC Study/Cultivate Blog




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