Stan Green is Managing Director of Growforth Limited, the wholesale nursery he established in 1990 which serves the horticultural trade throughout Scotland and the north of England, with a strong focus on environmental sustainability.
Stan served as President and Chairman of the Horticulture Trades Association UK Board 2014 -2016, becoming an Honorary Member in 2018. In 2017, he was awarded the Scottish Horticultural Silver Medal for contributions to Horticulture.
Following his agriculture degree, Stan worked at the Beechgrove Garden, home of the BBC TV programme. In 1999, he co-founded the Scottish Horticultural Initiative, a collective action to promote Scottish horticulture. Stan developed a rose, ‘Wee Cracker’ to raise funds for The Children’s Hospice Association (CHAS) and the ‘Thyme to Give’ promotion to support Trellis.
With Jim McColl, MBE of Beechgrove Garden, Stan established a charity, Scotland’s Garden Trust, to create a National Garden for Scotland, serving as interim CEO for six months. The Trust created the Calyx concept and has evolved into a national Care Home initiative with Stan currently serving as Vice Chair.
Stan was a member of the steering group for the Garden for Life Forum from 2008 -2017 and has been a steering group member of Green Business Fife since 2010.