Beechgrove’s presenters are to swap its well-known Aberdeenshire location for their very own gardens scattered round Scotland, the place they purpose to show the “therapeutic” joys of gardening no matter how little house is offered.
Bosses hope the 28-part collection will assist enhance the psychological well-being of viewers when it returns to the BBC Scotland channel this Thursday night and BBC Two on Sunday morning.
The shake-up is the most important within the historical past of the programme, which has been operating for greater than 40 years, that has been based mostly at a website between Westhill and Peterculter in Aberdeen since 1995.
Lengthy-time presenter Carole Baxter will host the new-look present from her dwelling and backyard within the metropolis.
The programme may even present fellow presenters Brian Cunningham in his backyard in Perthshire, Kirsty Wilson at her flat in Edinburgh, and George Anderson in his backyard in Joppa, on Edinburgh’s waterfront.
Wilson, a horticulturist on the Royal Botanic Backyard in Edinburgh, may even be giving an perception into work to cater for the positioning’s collections that is occurring in the course of the restrictions, which have compelled the venue to shut to the general public.
Baxter mentioned: “These actually are extraordinary instances that we discover ourselves in, however one factor that’s for sure is that we’d like gardening much more than ever – for therefore many causes.
“Clearly not everybody has a backyard and many individuals are largely confined to their flats, however we’re aiming to offer individuals throughout the board inspiration.
“Gardening is extraordinarily therapeutic and I feel presently our connection to the pure world has by no means felt so treasured.”
Wilson mentioned: “The troublesome choice to shut the backyard was taken due to the well being and security of workers, college students, guests and volunteers, which is paramount.
“Solely a really small variety of horticulture workers now work in shifts to have a tendency our world-leading assortment.
“They’re doing a improbable job in troublesome circumstances, are lacking our many guests and are eager to share the spectacular sights of the plant assortment in full bloom. I hope to deliver the delights of the backyard instantly into individuals’s properties.
“The pure fantastic thing about spring is definitely not cancelled.”