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Hortus Homicida 2017

Hortus Homicida

The garden commemorates the 450th anniversary of one of Scotland’s most infamous unresolved crimes: the murder of Lord Darnley the husband of Mary Queen of Scots, in 1567.

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The crime not only had political repercussions for the future of the monarchy but also has particular relevance to horticulture as an illustration of the crime scene was commissioned resulting in the earliest pictorial evidence of a garden in Scotland.

SRUC Magazine

Cultivate Magazine

Read more about the garden on our online student magazine: Cultivate


Hortus Homicida, Heath Urquhart

Listen to student and garden designer Heath talk about the ideas behind the design


Hortus Homicida

Take a look at our student designers' own Facebook page for the project [external site]