This week in Beechgrove Garden episode 25, the whole Beechgrove team head to what has been Jim McColl’s adopted home for the last 40 years, the Aberdeenshire town of Oldmeldrum, for the penultimate programme of the series.
Jim takes us on a tour of the horticultural highlights of the area, including visiting the magnificent Haddo House, whose gardens have been recently restored to their 1830 heyday.
Haddo House is also the venue for a Beechgrove question-and-answer session, where Jim, Carole, George and Brian attempt to answer some of the local gardening queries from the gardeners of Meldrum as it is affectionately called.
In Beechgrove Garden episode 25:
1. Haddo House Terraced Garden
Set in the agricultural heartlands of north-east Aberdeenshire, Haddo House has been in the family of the Earls and Marquesses of Aberdeen since the 1730’s and has now been in the care of the NTS since 1979.
The historical accuracy of the newly restored Haddo Terraced garden is obviously really important to thecustodians, and in the same way, in the garden there are three Wellingtonias (Giant Redwoods) planted by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The Gardener’s Question session was held at Haddo in the wonderful Canadian Hall. Beechgrove were invited to Haddo House for this Beechgrove Gardeners question time by the North-East Aberdeenshire Members’ Centre.