The Beechgrove Garden is
a hardy annual TV gardening series which sets out to deal with, glory in
and celebrate Scottish horticulture and growing conditions.
Beechgrove is and always has been a firmly practical,
get-your-hands-dirty gardening programme which delights in success but
also learns from failures in the garden and never takes itself too
The majority of the programme is set in our built for purpose Beechgrove
Garden site near Aberdeen. From our garden, the presenters give advice
on what you could and should be doing in your garden each week. We cover
as many gardening topics as possible, ranging from aerating the lawn to
zapping pest problems, and everything in between.
This present 'Beechgrove Garden' began its life over the winter of
1995/6 and some of the areas of the garden are that mature. We also
continue to develop the garden every year and that means that there are
both mature and new elements to the garden to show to viewers.
There are two "inserts" to the programme;
'Problem Corners' give the presenters a chance to get out into the
gardens of viewers across Scotland who are having difficulty with some
aspect of horticulture. If one viewer is having a particular problem,
chances are there are many more people in the same situation. If you
have a small problem in your garden (one that might be solved in a day)
and would like advice from one of our team then please apply to us.
'Through the Garden Gate' is our chance to celebrate Scotland's gardens
and gardeners. In this part of the programme, we visit inspirational
gardens both large and small. Gardeners are generous people and,
visiting gardens and gardeners around Scotland, the team come home armed
with hints and tips for growing success in Scotland. If you know of or
have a garden that you think we should visit then please apply to us
Community Garden Specials. Several times each year, we also pack up the
whole team to go help in the final stages of a number of 'Community
Gardens'. The whole programme then comes from the area of the community
garden and we use the creation of the community garden as a focus for
taking a gentle, horticultural look at the surrounding area. The
community gardens are created by the community for the community with a
little help from Beechgrove and since the Beechgrove Community Garden
Initiative started in 1996 there have been over 200 gardens created
across Scotland in this manner.
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