George Anderson, A Horticultural Legend

Welcome to the Scotland Grows Show, the podcast which celebrates everything that is good in Scottish gardening, as we join gardeners around the country to find out what grows well where they are, and pick up tips and stories along the way.

Series 2 of the Scotland Grows Show launches in conversation with one of Scotland’s best-loved gardeners, George Anderson.

Having accrued over 50 years in the horticulture industry, George started as a gardeners’ boy, moving through to the Head of School of Horticulture at The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh where he remained for almost 38 years, before retiring in 2004.

George has served as President of The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society, and as Board Member of the RHS, among his many horticultural credentials.

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George also managed to fit in roles as President of The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society, and council member of the RHS, as well as joining the team as a new presenter on the ‘Beechgrove Garden’ in 2005.

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