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Gardeners’ Question Time to take place at Stonehenge

Posted on 12th May 2016

The popular Gardeners’ Question Time on BBC Radio 4 will host a broadcast from Wiltshire’s iconic Stonehenge later this month.

 Flowers near Stonehenge

The programme will record the episode on 24 May at the English Heritage Centre near Stonehenge near Amesbury. Tickets to the event cost £4.50. The radio programme – in which a panel of experts discuss horticulture – features top tips for local growing. At the Stonehenge event, attendees can enjoy discussions amongst moderator Eric Robson, Anne Swithinbank, Matthew Biggs, and Pippa Greenwood.

Swithinbank is a writer and regular panellist on the programme. She trained at the Royal Botanical Gardens and served as a Glasshouse supervisor in Surrey. Biggs, a professional gardener, has appeared on gardening television programmes on Channel 4 and ITV. The third member of the panel, Greenwood is a plant pathologist with an avid interest in growing vegetables in the UK.

Gardeners’ Question Time attracts more than 2 million listeners a week. The show is recorded all over the country and in a different location each week. Since its creation in 1947, producers estimate there have been answers provided for more than 30,000 gardening questions. Attending a recording is a fun affair as panellists hear and answer questions for the first time.

The warmer temperatures have helped Wiltshire bloom. The county’s various gardens and stately homes are opening to allow visitors to enjoy the flora as they take a cottage holiday in Wiltshire. After several recent discoveries, the English Heritage sites in Wiltshire also make the county a great place to visit at all times of the year.

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