On Monday 23rd July, Fishbourne Roman Palace is hosting the latest recording of BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time.
Eric Robson and his panel of gardening experts will be tackling questions put to them by local gardening enthusiasts. Joining him are panelists and gardening celebrities: Bob Flowerdew, Christine Walkden and Anne Swithinbank. The much loved BBC Radio 4 programme has become an institution, attracting over 2 million listeners each week.
Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. To check availability and for details on how to secure your seat, contact Fishbourne Roman Palace on 01243 785859. Tickets are just £2.50 per person and include a complimentary glass of wine and an opportunity to stroll in the recreated Roman gardens. Each ticket has a space to include a question which will be submitted for consideration at the start of the evening. The panel never see the questions before the recording. Their encyclopedic, seemingly effortless answers are completely spontaneous and reveal their huge experience and depth of gardening knowledge!
Martin Flux, Head Gardener at the Palace for 17 years, said “This is a great opportunity for us to put the spotlight on our unique Roman gardens, which were the first of their kind in the country. We are very much looking forward to welcoming so many garden enthusiasts from all around the area, and hope they will join us as we put the expertise of the panelists to the test.”
On 23rd July, the Palace will close as usual to the public at 5pm before doors re-open at 5.30pm to welcome our audience for Gardeners’ Question Time. The café at the Palace will stay open until 6pm to serve refreshments. Last admissions will be at 6.20pm - ready to start the recording at 6.30pm.
Published 3rd July 2012
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