- BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time returns to Ness
BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time returns to Ness
mark the 70th anniversary of BBC Radio 4's Gardeners'
Question Time, their annual Summer Garden Party is returning to
Ness in September 2017.
The popular show was first broadcast on 9th April 1947 when a
panel of expert gardeners answered questions from members of the
Smallshaw Allotments Association. Over the years, it has answered
well over 30,000 questions with its mixture of light-hearted banter
and good gardening sense. In addition to the weekly
broadcasts from a variety of venues from gardening clubs through to
the Palace of Westminster, the show also holds an annual summer
To celebrate the 70th anniversary, the garden party
returns to Ness Botanic Gardens on Saturday 16th September - the
location which has drawn the largest crowds in the events
history. Over five thousand people attended the summer garden
parties held at Ness in 2012 and 2013!
As ever, the party will feature the pick of the crop of
gardening gurus, including Bob Flowerdew, Bunny Guinness, Anne
Swithinbank, James Wong, Matthew Biggs, Pippa Greenwood, Roy
Lancaster, and Gardeners' Question Time chairmen Eric Robson and
Zoe Chapman, on behalf of Ness Gardens, said: "The Summer Garden
Party is a unique event - including two huge recordings of the
BBC's flagship gardening radio programme. This is your chance to
meet the GQT team face-to-face, watch demonstrations and take part
in a whole range of activities across the Garden. It promises to be
a fantastic day out!"
The full programme, including how to take part in the recordings
will be announced shortly.
Tickets for the Anniversary Summer
Garden Party cost £10.50 and can be booked online or by
contacting us on 0151 795 6300 (daily 10-4pm).
Click here to listen to
the original show and more recent episodes of the show
including the 70th Anniversary Special where Eric Robson, Pippa
Greenwood, Anne Swithinbank and Bob Flowerdew delve into the
archives in a special edition.
07 April 2017