Beechgrove Garden : Behind the scenes

Beechgrove Garden team with 30th birthday cake

To mark 30 years of The Beechgrove Garden in 2008, the makers of the programme created a special video showing what goes on behind the scenes at the famous garden.

Watch video footage from behind the scenes at the Beechgrove Garden

The Beechgrove Garden is presented by Jim McColl, Carole Baxter, Lesley Watson and Carolyn Spray.

Thank you for your contributions, this comments form is now closed. To contact the programme team visit the Beechgrove Garden website.

Page first published on Wednesday 2nd April 2008
Page last updated on Monday 7th April 2008

Your Views

Joseph Abbott
living In Hertfordshire England but being a great fan of everything Scottish and visiting when ever I can, Please do all you can to make sure Beechgrove remains on our screens and on iplayer Thank you and best wishes to your teem

Phyllis Powers
I live in California and I enjoy gardening especially growing tomatoes (outside of course). This year has been my best crop ever. When I'm in Scotland I like to watch Beechgrove Garden programmes- they are very informative.

Barry Martin
living south of the border i can mot watch beechgrove except on iplayer and now its not on i also like janet are having withdrawal symptoms. i think this is a very fine gardening programme with a great team of presenters and i always come away from the programme having learned something new or inspired to try something that has been demonstrated. i hope the absence from the iplayer site is only a technical hitch and it will be back so i can have my weekly tot of good gardening info.

Liz Anderson
Why isn't the Beechgrove Garden on BBC Iplayer? Every other programme seems to be! I used to be able to watch it on real player but that facility doesn't seem to exist anymore.

David & Elsie Clarke
Wonderful to see Beechgrove on iplayer. The last few episodes have had constant "hicups" when everything freezes for a few seconds. Other programmes do not do this to us.

Mr Edward J King
I live in Salisbury and as i have cable I can now get BBC Scotland so I was delighted to again see Beechgrove which I used to enjoy several yrars ago when it was shown in this part of the country at lunchtime,I always found it both informative and interesting directed at what I call the normal gardener.Your coverage of the recentScotland Show was great you stayed at the show for the whole of the programme.I am so glad I can see Beechgrove again.

Janet Underhill
Why is Beechgrove Garden no longer on iPlayer? I'm getting withdrawal symptons already and I've only missed one week!

Eliz. Cromar
I have watched the programme for years, & visited the old Garden in Aberdeen, and met Carol & Jim.Some weeks I miss it as it moves days/times. Could it not be repeated, instead of some of the 'rubbish' which is.

Elizabeth
to Don - do you mean Bill Torrance?

don lamont
i am trying to find out the name of the man with the beard on original series

R Strang
I missed the Beechgrove gardening programme last night. Is it possible to watch at another time?

Janet Underhill
What a joy this programme is. I found it on iPlayer by chance and am hooked. A proper gardening show. Many thanks.

Irene McGinley
Best gardening programme on TV, eat your heart out Monty Don!

BEAR.F
A GREAT COUTHIE PROGRAM THAT IS ALSO VERY INFORMATIVE , HAVE WATCHED IT FOR YEARS

DAVID LAFFERTY
i watch the show all the time jim is the best i like him his the old school gardener

DAVID LAFFERTY
I WATCH THE SHOW ALL THE TIME AM ONLY 14 TEEN AND I DO MY GARDEN. AND THE MOST FAVORITE PERSON IS JIM SO IF U COULD JIM SAY HI MATE YOU ARE MY NUMBER ONE GARDENER

Gwyneth Hardy, Producer, The Beechgrove Garden
Thanks for your comment David. There is a weekly factsheet for each Beechgrove programme on our web site. The sheets are uploaded to the site just before the programme is transmitted each week. You can sign up to receive the factsheet every week by email. Your route to it would be www.bbc.co.uk/beechgrove/factsheets and then click through for this week's one which has all the information requested and details of how to sign up. There is also an archive and a keyword search for information from Factsheets since 2000. There are 234 Factsheets available. We are considering putting the older ones up too when we get the new website going.The Beechgrove site is www.beechgrove.co.uk/factsheets Gwyneth

David Macdonald
All I am trying to obtain is a list of the pearl plants mentioned in last night's Beechgrove Garden which is supposed to be available on a factsheet. Where can I get this list as the BBC's website states there is no factsheet available.

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