History and Mission

In 1996 a group of enthusiastic volunteers in Kinross, submitted their project as a competition entry to the Beechgrove Garden.  The project proposed a community garden for all the residents of Kinross-shire to enjoy which would include horticultural education for the pupils of Kinross Primary school. 

As one of othe winners of the competition the Kinross project received funding and the services of the Hit Squad, Beechgrove Garden. The Hit Squad assisted in preparing and installing 8 raised beds in the form of a maze and so the Potager Garden was born.  The Potager achieved charity status in 1998.

Definition of a Potager Garden:-  a garden similar to an English kitchen garden which grows both edible and ornamental plants together often laid out in a geometric formal design.