Garden party is the event of the year

Garden party is the event of the year

BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time Summer Garden Party is the horticultural event of the year.

On Sunday June 29th , the party is at the National Botanic Garden of Wales – the very first time it has happened outside England.

As well as recordings of two editions of GQT, there will also be plenty of opportunities for you to meet your horti heroes and gardening gurus in a variety of venues on the day.

Why not listen to the wisdom of Bob Flowerdew in the Potting Shed or you could pick up tips on garden pests and diseases from Pippa Greenwood.

Peter Gibbs will tell us what to expect from this summer’s weather and you can hear Bunny Guinness talk about her fabulous new book ‘Highgrove’.

James Wong will be on hand to help inspire a ‘Homegrown Revolution’ and Matthew Wilson will be assessing this year’s must-have colours..

Long-time GQT host Eric Robson will be taking a Welsh Country Walk in search of the Greater Butterfly Orchid, while Matthew Biggs will be discussing ‘Gardening for Children’.

Other radio stars shining on this special day include: Toby Buckland, Chris Beardshaw, Alison Pringle and Carole Baxter.

In addition, there are walks and talks aplenty, as well as choirs performing all day in the Great Glasshouse a special Food Court and plant fair to ensure the event caters for all tastes.

To secure tickets to the hottest horticultural event of the year, you can call our ticket hotline on 01558 667148.

Tickets cost £8.50 (plus a £1.50 booking fee).

For more info, email

5 Responses to “Garden party is the event of the year”

  1. Lena Siddall says:

    What time are the GQT recordings taking place?

  2. David Hardy says:

    Hello, Lena, the recordings are at 12noon and 2.30pm. Your admission does not include these events, though. Tickets for each recording (there’s room for 600 people at both) are free of charge and available from the ‘GQT ticket office’ kiosk next to the Big Marquee just off the Broadwalk (can’t miss it!) on a first-come, first-served basis. See you Sunday

  3. Philip Pearce says:

    appart from the headlines the rest of the welsh language pagess are all in English !

  4. Philip Pearce says:

    oops sorry for typos

  5. Bruce says:

    We’re sorry about that Philip.
    We’re having terrible problems with the technical side of our website at the moment. One of the symptoms is that some of our Welsh language pages are not retaining new text that we put into them. We do have experts working on this and we hope to resolve the matter as soon as possible.