Media Release: Scone Palace’s head gardener showcases The Douglas Trail on Beechgrove Garden

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BRIAN Cunningham, Scone Palace’s green-fingered head gardener, is to become a regular guest presenter on the BBC’s Beechgrove Garden with the show making monthly visits to the Palace’s spectacular gardens to film on location.

The Beechgrove Garden team have visited the Palace several times in the past year and, more recently, have followed Brian and his gardening team as they have created The Douglas Trail, a tribute to plant hunter, David Douglas, who is best known for introducing the Douglas fir and was once a gardener at Scone Palace, like Brian.

Beechgrove are now making monthly visits to the Palace to explore the treasure trove of plants on display. Brian has been honing his presenting skills on the popular TV show, talking viewers through the array of work that is being carried out in the Palace’s Gardens.

Brian commented:

“We have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming the Beechgrove Garden to the Gardens at Scone Palace. In particular, it has been great to capture the work completed on The Douglas Trail and celebrate the many plants that David Douglas brought to the UK. We are very proud of our connections to such an influential plant hunter.”

Brian continued:

“This week, we are looking at conifers and I will be including as many cultivars as I can on the programme, including the Douglas fir cultivars which is closely linked to the Gardens at Scone Palace.”

See Brian on The Beechgrove Garden tonight, June 4th at 7.30pm on BBC2 Scotland.

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