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BBC radio show to return to Ness Gardens

Gardeners' Question Time Summer Garden Party back at Ness in September

Anju Chandna, Claire Lara, Yasmin Limbert, Malcolm Williams and Rachel Saunders will take part in the Summer Garden Party

BBC Radio 4 programme Gardeners’ Question Time will once again be holding its Summer Garden Party on Saturday, September 7, at Ness Gardens.

Ness Gardens will be aiming to beat the record attendance of 2,000 guests which was Radio 4’s biggest outdoor audience event last year.

All the usual suspects will be here including Bob Flowerdew, Eric Robson, Matthew Biggs, Christine Walkden, Peter Gibbs, Matthew Wilson, Bunny Guinness and Pippa Greenwood plus new faces James Wong and Carol Baxter.

As well as the two recordings for the popular programme, Ness Gardens’ own expert gardeners and those from GQT will be on hand to provide demonstrations and give personal advice on your gardening dilemmas.

Come and see cookery demonstrations from Claire Lara, Masterchef winner 2010; as well as Anju Chandna, North Indian culinary specialist; Yasmin Limbert, who was WI Cook of the Year for 2011 and a quarter finalist in the BBC Great British Bake Off ; and Malcolm Williams, local artisan baker.

All will be using produce grown at Ness this year.

Kevin Reid, director at Ness Gardens, said: “We are planning more demonstrations, activities and stands than before and if early ticket sales are anything to go by, it promises to be a huge success once more.”

The specialist growers of the popular Plant Hunters’ Fair are back so you can get going straight away with your newly acquired knowledge on what to grow in your garden.

Tickets are priced at £8.50 each (no concessions) and are available now via the Ness Botanic Gardens website – www.nessgardens.org.uk . Tickets are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

 

 

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