A new weekly gardening programme will begin on BBC 2 this Spring. The Beechgrove Garden has been broadcasting every week throughout Scotland for over 35 years but this Spring the show will air for the first time on BBC2 throughout the United Kingdom.
To mark the new season and timeslot Chris Beardshaw will be joining the established team of Jim McColl, Carole Baxter, Carolyn Spray and George Anderson.
Chris is a regular voice on the weekly Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time panel. He will be joining the team at Beechgrove, putting his unique horticultural mark on the garden. “I have long admired the honesty and warmth that comes across in Beechgrove so to be invited to be an integral part of the team is a real pleasure. I am already involved in the planning stages and am now really looking forward to getting into the garden and helping to play a part in the continued development of Beechgrove, as well as explore some interesting gardens and meet with fellow plantsmen.”
The popular BBC Scotland gardening programme, which has been on-air north of the border for 35 years, will continue to be shown on BBC Scotland, but will now also be seen on BBC Two this spring on Sunday mornings.
Producer Gwyneth Hardy, from Tern Television, makers of The Beechgrove Garden says: “Chris is a horticultural heavy weight with a lightness of touch that makes what he says accessible to all. He is a passionate expert with a wide ranging skill base who is not afraid of getting his hands dirty and as such will be a complementary addition to the Beechgrove team.”
What to expect? Clips from The Beechgrove Garden:-