The Beechgrove Garden
is a television
programme broadcast on BBC Two Scotland
since 1978, but since 10 April 2007
now broadcast on BBC One Scotland
. It is a Scottish equivalent of Gardener's World
. The original plot of land used was the small area of garden attached to the BBC studios in Aberdeen, located in the city's Beechgrove Terrace. Due to its small size, the programme's popularity and the fact the garden had been transformed several time over, a new area of ground to the west of Aberdeen was found to feature on the programme.
The original presenters on the programme were Jim McColl and George Barron. McColl still presents, but is now joined by Carole Baxter, Carolyn Spray and Lesley Watson. Other regular contributors include George Anderson, and BBC Scotland weather presenters Heather Reid, Gail McGrane and Peter Sloss, who present forecasts on the show.
A sister programme, The Beechgrove Potting Shed, airs weekly on BBC Radio Scotland, presented by Frieda Morrison.
The theme tune for the show is the jig "Miss Tara MacAdam".