The Friends of Pittencrieff Park are celebrating a successful feature on a BBC Scotland TV programme.

The group appeared on last week’s episode of Beechgrove Garden. The show is a gardening programme that celebrates Scottish horticulture and growing conditions.

Harry Dunn, chair of the Friends, commented on how filming went: “It went very well, it did very well. They came fairly early in the day and stayed fairly late.

Dunfermline Press: Will McKee from Tern TV and Jean Barclay.Will McKee from Tern TV and Jean Barclay. (Image: BBC Scotland)

“Everyone was keen to participate.”

The Friends liaise with Fife Council and the Carnegie Trust to ensure Pittencrieff Park remains an outstanding visitor attraction for residents and visitors. They also fundraise to finance projects in the Glen.

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On the programme, there are shots of the group busy at work in the greenhouses, the Laird’s Garden, and the sensory garden, as well as a shot of one of the park’s beloved peacocks.

There are now around 30 members in the group, and the group’s numbers have risen in recent years. Harry added: “Really as a consequence of covid more and more people managed to get along.”

The group also have a plant sale coming up. Their next one is on Sunday, June 2 from 11am to 2pm in the Laird’s Garden, outside the hot house.

Harry added that the group are very grateful to the Carnegie Trust and head gardener, Michael Wallace, for all of their support.

New members are always welcome at the Friends of Pittencrieff Park. The group meet every Monday from 10am to noon, and most Thursdays at the same time.

The episode of Beechgrove Garden is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.