Kirsty Wilson

Kirsty Wilson

Kirsty Wilson is a Gardener who was born in 1991 in Glasgow.

Her love for gardening started at the age of 14 when she got her own vegetable patch and the use of a greenhouse.


Branching out

Kirsty Graduated in 2013  from The University of Glasgow in combination with The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh with a first class Degree in Horticulture and Plantmanship.

She retuned and studied for a Diploma in Garden Design in 2019.

Following her Degree Kirsty went to work on Highgrove Gardens for HRH Charles, Prince of Wales. 

As part of the International Training Programme Kirsty spent a year at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania America.

On her returned she became a Glasshouse Supervisor responsible for 13 glasshouses at St Andrews Botanic Garden.

In 2018 she started as Herbaceous Supervisor at The Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.


From little acorns

Kirsty joined Beechgrove as a presenter following a revamp after Jim McColl retired.

She is joined on the programme by 2 former employees at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh George Anderson and Brian Cunningham. Her other co presenters are Carole Baxter,  Chris Beardshaw and Sophie McKilligan.

For the new season of Beechgrove 2021 she will be joined by 2 new Presenters Mairi Rattray and Calum Clunie.

Amongst Kirsty's many talents for horticulture and garden Design she is also an amazing Photographer and her Instagram is full of her stunning plant photos.

Kirsty lives in Edinburgh.


Awards
2019
Gardening Scotland Show
The Coffee Garden Gold Medal and Peoples Choice award



Kirsty Wilson Television Programmes


2019
Beechgrove
Beechgrove


2021
Beechgrove 2021





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