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March 2, 2020

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Gardens on the Edge.Gardeners in Orkney, Shetland and the Black Isle show how they have created the most stunning sites right on the very edges of Scotland.

Community Allotments.Growing your own fresh produce is one of life’s great pleasures, but many don’t have the space at home and turn to taking on an allotment. In this episode we visit two unique allotment initiatives that take growing together to a whole different level. Moncrieff Allotments, in the middle of Perth, is also in the middle of the River Tay on a 100-acre island. This multicultural allotment brings a diverse group of people together togarden in the middle of the sometimes-flooding Tay. Tillicoultry Allotments, in the shadow of the beautiful Ochil hills, looks like a series of beautifully interlinked back gardens. Here we discover that community connectivity can movemountains.

Garden Therapy.Most gardeners know that gardening is good for us, from appreciating our surroundings to growing our own produce. Gardening increases both physical and mental well-being in so many ways.In this episode, we take a look at some extraordinary projects that have taken this to a whole new level. From unique community growing projects in Dundee combating poverty and giving escape from addiction to the very stylish, but profoundly moving, Horatio’s Garden in the Scottish spinal injuries unit we discover the healing power of gardening.

Garden For Wildlife.In this episode, we celebrate those gardens and gardeners who encourage and work alongside wildlife. With some unique wildlife footage from badgers to butterflies, we learn more about gardening with wildlife and see that you don’t have to have a wilderness to be wild about wildlife.

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