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Virtual Garden Tours & The Chelsea Flower Show

13 May, 2020
Mary Duly of the Garden Visits group says…
Hope you are all well – I thought I would highlight some virtual garden tours that you might be interested in looking at:
The Royal Parks have put a virtual tour of The Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park on YouTube, showing their magnificent display of rhododendrons and azaleas.
The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) have a series of virtual garden tours on their website https://ngs.org.uk. for viewing and we have been informed of a film of the Long Crendon Gardens made by by Cathy Jones, a professional film maker and resident of the village. This week the film is on the NGS website as as part of their Gardens and Health campaign.  I think that it is a  beautiful film and the garden of Mike Price is included, in which he and his Head Gardener – Carol are featured.  https://ngs.org.uk/long-crendon-a-community-of-gardeners/
The Chelsea Flower Show 17-24 May
Although the Show has been cancelled the BBC are to provide special programming celebrating the world renowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Alongside new footage from the show’s established presenters programming will showcase highlights from the festival over the past decade. The special series of programmes will include new footage fronted by Sophie Raworth, Joe Swift, Nicki Chapman and Monty Don, alongside themed compilation clips showing the best of the Chelsea Flower Show over the past ten years.

There will also be new input and advice from the Chelsea Flower Show team’s much admired experts including: Adam Frost, Carol Klein, Rachel De Thame, Toby Buckland, Mark Lane, France Tophill and Arit Anderson.

The programming includes:

  • Sunday 17 and Sunday 24 May (BBC One) – Two 60 minute programmes presented by Sophie Raworth and Joe Swift
  • Monday 18 – Friday 22 May (BBC One) – 45 minutes a day presented by Nicki Chapman
  • Monday 18 – Friday 22 May (BBC Two) – 60 minutes a day presented by Monty Don and Joe Swift
Happy Gardening!