Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the  former Head Gardener at Beechgrove Gardens and a new Presenter for Beechgrove Garden 2023.

Scott after studying for RHS L3 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture and MHort with Royal Horticultural Society and has worked in various Gardening positions.

His last position was as Head Gardener of Pitmedden Garden and Haddo House for the National Trust for Scotland. 

Scott also writes a weekly gardening column for 2 publications and actually took over a column from Beechgrove's very own Jim McColl.

He started as Head Gardener at Beechgrove in January 2023 and admits to being a big fan of the programme.

From little acorns

Scott Smith joins the  2023 line up of presenters including the longest serving presenter Carole Baxter as well as George AndersonBrian CunninghamKirsty Wilson Calum Clunie and fellow newcomers Diana Yates & Lizzie Schofield

BBC Scotland Flagship gardening programme Beechgrove  returned to our screens on Thursday 06 April 2023 in Scotland and on BBC2 on Friday 07 April 2023.

Scott is a welcome addition to the Beechgrove Team with a vast knowledge of Horticulture and a cheery smile in front of the camera.

With Beechgrove Garden in its 45th Year, Scott and his gardening team are also busy making changes to the garden behind the scenes assisting the Team on new projects within the garden.

Scott Smith did not appear as a presenter on Beechgrove Gardens 2024 and left his Head Gardener role in May 2024 to become Head Gardener on The Mayan Estate in Banffshire, Scotland.




  1. Thanks for the site :) Scott

    1. Thank you Scott, you are a very popular addition to Beechgrove Gardens 😍. If you are not happy with anything, my contact details are in the Privacy policy. I am not here to dig dirt just share the love of our favourite TV Gardeners and Garden Programmes!
      Best wishes
      Pete Free 🌻