Walled backyard takes center stage as BBC Alba cover Gordon Castle a trip


THE walled gardens at Gordon Castle in Fochabers are put to return to the small screen this day (Monday).

Murdo Macdonald will be showcasing Gordon Castle walled garden this evening on BBC Alba. Picture: BBC Alba
Murdo Macdonald will be showcasing Gordon Castle walled backyard this day on BBC Alba. Picture: BBC Alba

BBC Alba’s Gardens of Scotland’s visits a number of the country’s most significant gardens to research their layout, plant-life, history and setting.

In the newest edition of this programme, presenter Murdo Macdonald journeys to Fochabers to pay a visit to the garden – among the earliest and biggest walled gardens in the nation.

Originally constructed at the turn of the 19th century, the backyard was re-developed at 2013 by owners Angus and Zara Gordon Lennox. Murdo speaks to Zara about what has been included with the renovation and finds a number of those 200 varieties of vegetable, 60 varieties of apple and more than 50 varieties of flowers for sale.

Over 200 goods are created from that which is grown here as well as the produce and flowers are offered from the backyard.

Also in the programme, Roddy Maclean describes the thistle’s link to Scotland, and Dr Mark Newman in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh talks regarding about the background of underwater gardens.

Gardens of Scotland is because of atmosphere from 8.30pm to 9pm.

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