Gardening Scotland 2012: Beechgrove Garden team

As the sun starts to break through the overcast sky the closing sequences for an episode of Beechgrove Garden are being filmed.

High level platforms and a satellite truck - all part of the media interest in Gardening Scotland

High level platforms and a satellite truck - all part of the media interest in Gardening Scotland

The Beechgrove Garden has been on air since 1978 and remains a firm favourite with audiences in Scotland. So it is no surprise to see the team at Gardening Scotland 2012.

Jim McColl, Carole Baxter and the other presenters were to be found all over the site as they put together a 30 minute special programme to be broadcast on BBC Two (Scotland)  and available nationally via iPlayer.

Beechgrove Theatre

Not only are TV programmes being recorded but radio programmes are also being created.

Appearing at the BBC Scotland Beechgrove Theatre will be regular contributors ready to offer tips and answer gardening questions.

Filming takes place for an episode of Beechgrove Garden

Filming takes place for an episode of Beechgrove Garden

Assorted discussions and lectures are also scheduled.  Topics include gardening on a budget, and therapeutic gardening.

Two special editions of BBC Radio Scotland’s Beechgrove Potting Shed, will also be recorded.

Gardening Scotland, is seen by many in the region to be the high point of the gardeners calendar, and has been said to be the Chelsea of the North.

A total of 17 Chelsea medallists headed straight to Edinburgh from London,  offering Scottish gardeners the first chance to buy the plants seen at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Beechgrove Garden is produced for the BBC by Tern Productions.



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