Most folk involved in Scottish Horticulture at any time over the last 40 years will have come across and know David Mitchell.  He started his career at Threave and Inverewe and went on to become a horticultural lecturer. For much of his career he worked as a Curator at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and is still a research Associate there. He has served as a trustee of Scotland’s Garden Scheme for 17 years, the last five as the chairman and has built a strong board of trustees to carry on the great charity fundraising that is delivered every year by the organisation and its army of volunteers and garden owners across the nation. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Trust for Scotland. He continually works behind the scenes encouraging many different areas of Scottish horticulture to work together and to achieve more for gardening and horticulture in Scotland.

He has given a lifetimes support to Scottish horticulture both professionally and through his involvement with the charitable sector including being a trustee for Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Hidden Gardens Glasgow and Gardening Scotland. He runs his own environmental education company and has advised many charitable organisations across Scotland.

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