BBC’s Beechgrove team set to feature Moray garden

Woolmill House Garden at around 1900

The BBC Two Scotland programme Beechgrove Garden has selected Knockando Woolmill as one of three community garden spaces they are redesigning during their upcoming series.

Once home to a family garden and the croft vegetable patch, the garden has been bare since restoration of the site meant the garden had to be dug up for various pipes during site construction.

It is one of the last spaces to be redeveloped on the site since restoration began in 2010 – and the Woolmill is looking for anyone able to help out by volunteering in the garden, specifically people with dry stone walling, paving and edging skills.

A spokeswoman for the project said: “These skills will be required first from anyone who is willing to volunteer their time to this project. Donations of plants and building materials will also be very gratefully received.

“If you are able to contribute in any way please email or call on 01340 810 345.”

The next series of Beechgrove Garden will be on our screens from Sunday, July 14, and for the first time the programme is not only being shown in Scotland – it will be broadcast throughout the UK.

In each series several ‘Community Gardens’ are selected, the whole programme then comes from the area of the community garden with producers using 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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