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Michael Myers Profile
Michael Myers
Other Qualifications
  • MSc in Fungal Technology from University of Kent
  • BSc (Hons) Plant Biology from University of Leeds
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from University of Huddersfield
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Landscape and Horticultural Technology from Askham Bryan College

Michael Myers

Lecturer in Horticulture

I read Plant Biology (BSc) at Leeds University and Fungal Technology (MSc) at the University of Kent. I ran my own landscaping business for many years supplemented with lecturing and organising courses for Harlow Carr. I write for local and national press and have just had my first book published. Most recently I completed the Master of Horticulture with the RHS.

  • 2017-Present - Consultant for City and Guilds qualifications

    Question setting, marking and moderation

  • 2017-Present - Advisor for the Royal Horticultural Society

    Horticulture Advisor

  • 2017 - Winner of the Byng Cup (National Intermediate Aggregate)

    Most points at Alpine Garden Society shows

  • 2017 - Published a book called "Conoscere e coltivare i Bucaneve"

    Italian publication on snowdrops

  • 2016 - Published a book called "Conoscere e coltivare le Hepatica"

    Italian publication on hepaticas

  • 2011-2014 - RHS Master of Horticulture (MHort)


  • 2007 - Post-Graduate Certificate in Education

    Studied at the University of Huddersfield

  • 2005-Present - Skipton in Bloom committee member

    Craven College representative

  • 2001-Present - Employed at Craven College

    Initially as a part-time tutor

  • 1995 - Elected Member of the Royal Society of Biology (MRSB) & Chartered Biologist (CBiol)

  • 1993 - RHS Diploma in Horticulture


  • 1992-Present - Established garden design and maintenance business

    Now primarily involves talks to garden clubs and specialist plant sales

  • 1992-94 - Post-graduate research on mycorrhizas

    Studied at the University of Sheffield

  • 1992 - Elected Member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture (MCIHort)

  • 1991-92 - MSc in Fungal Technology

    Studied at the University of Kent at Canterbury

  • 1991 - Elected Fellow of the Linnean Society of London (FLS)

  • 1991 - Winner of the Young Horticulturist of the Year Competition

    National competition organised by the Institute of Horticulture

  • 1990 - Winner of the Leeds Naturalists’ Prize for the best second year student in Plant Biology

    At University of Leeds

  • 1988-92 - Employed at Oland Plants

    Vacation work as plant propagator

  • 1988-91 - BSc (Hons) Plant Biology

    At University of Leeds

  • 1986-87 - Employed at Royal Horticultural Society's Garden, Wisley and Nottingham Recreation Department

    Sandwich year employment

  • 1985-88 - BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Landscape and Horticultural Technology

    At Askham Bryan College, York

  • 1985 - RHS General Examination in Horticulture

    At Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate

  • 1984-85 - Employed at Harlow Carr Gardens

    One year pre-college work experience