About the Event
Colin Crosbie is the gardening expert for Omagh Gardening Society’s Talk in Strule Arts Centre this year. The theme for the talk is ‘Shady Characters – Plants and People’.
Colin trained at the West of Scotland Agricultural College, Aughincruive. Once qualified, Colin relocated to the south to work in the Savill and Valley Gardens in Windsor Great Park where he was promoted to Head Gardener at Royal Lodge, the private residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
Colin moved on from Savill Gardens in 1998 when he was appointed Superintendent of the Woody Ornamental Department of the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Wisely; a post which later included managing the Apline Plant Department. His career moved to the next level in 2008 when he became Garden Manager for Garden Support Services and the Coordinator for the Wisely School of Practical Horticulture, a position which he thoroughly enjoyed for two years before attaining his dream job as Curator of RHS Garden Wisely in October 2010.
Colin has an interest in a wide range of plant groups, but lists trees, shrubs and choice woodland plants as his particular favourites and those with which he can indulge his passion in his own garden.