4 episodes

A panel of horticultural experts answer gardening questions from a live audience. Recorded in a different location each week

Gardeners' Question Time BBC

    • Leisure
    • 4.6 • 39 Ratings

A panel of horticultural experts answer gardening questions from a live audience. Recorded in a different location each week

    GQT at Home: Sowing Roots and Hanging Fruit

    GQT at Home: Sowing Roots and Hanging Fruit

    Peter Gibbs hosts the horticultural programme featuring the ever-knowledgable Kirsty Wilson, Matt Biggs, and Anne Swithinbank fielding questions from listeners across the country.

    This week, the panellists share their ideas on nature-based solutions to flooding, bestow tips on splitting dahlia tubers and offer some inspiration for growing in hanging baskets and containers, with sustainability in-mind.

    Beyond the questions, Claire Ratinon visits the Sowing Roots: Caribbean Garden Heritage in London exhibition at the Garden Museum and talks to one of the curators, Dr Ekua McMorris, and contributor Ras Prince Morgan, about the important gardening practices brought to Britain with the Windrush generation.

    And, Dr Chris Thorogood transports us to a remote tract of dunes on La Graciosa island in Spain, as he hunts for a rare botanical marvel, the cynomorium coccineum.

    Producer - Dan Cocker
    Assistant Producer - Bethany Hocken

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 42 min
    GQT at Home: Horticultural Healing and January Dreaming

    GQT at Home: Horticultural Healing and January Dreaming

    Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts. This week's panellists are the ever-knowledgeable Matt Biggs, Humaira Ikram, and James Wong.

    Firmly embedded in the new year, the panellists share some motivating thoughts to get you back out into the cold with your secateurs in-hand, tips on looking after a young avacado tree, and design ideas for a high-rise garden.

    Beyond the questions, Ashley Edwards, Head Gardener at Horatio’s Garden, London, chats to the Royal Horticultural Society’s first Therapeutic Gardener, Ozichi Brewster, and Chris Beardshaw shares his contribution to the GQT tree adventure - his favourite, the Hawthorn.

    Producer - Jemima Rathbone
    Assistant Producer - Bethany Hocken

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 42 min
    GQT From The Archives: Sustainability Special

    GQT From The Archives: Sustainability Special

    Peter Gibbs takes a look through the GQT archives for top tips on sustainable gardening.

    Over the years the GQT panellists have shared plenty of knowledge on how to be a green gardener. They look at everything from how to make your driveway more environmentally friendly, to efficiently collecting rainwater at home.

    We also hear Hafsah Haferji's "how-to" on companion planting, and head back to RHS Wisley with Matthew Pottage and Environmental Researcher Tijana Blanusa to learn how trees help us with carbon capture.

    Producer - Hannah Newton
    Assistant Producer - Bethany Hocken

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 41 min
    Herstmonceux Castle: Postbag Edition

    Herstmonceux Castle: Postbag Edition

    Peter Gibbs and the team are at Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex. Juliet Sargeant, Matt Biggs and Matthew Pottage are this weeks' panellists, ready to answer your gardening questions.

    Led by Herstmonceux's head gardener Guy Lucas, the team explores the castle grounds and learns about the sustainable gardening practices adopted in recent years.

    The panellists also tackle questions from listeners, including suggestions for what to plant around a thatched cottage, and when to prune plants that are still in flower in the winter.

    Producer - Jemima Rathbone
    Assistant Producer - Aniya Das

    A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

leigghf ,

Can’t wait for Fridays!!!

There is no competition for GQT - it is THE BEST! The panelists are all entertaining and amazingly knowledgeable, and the audience’s appreciation and love for the programme in so contagious. I look forward to the travelling programme again and the visits around the English countryside, and the annual
Garden Shows too. Altogether, a wonderful, often very humorous delightful additional to our horticultural endeavours! Thank you so much.
Barbara Nield ,Garden Bay, B.C.

A. griseum ,

Consistently Wonderful Podcast for Serious Gardeners

Plant nerd nirvana!

BertramW ,

Brilliant

Funny and informative.

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