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Blooming Lovely. Gardeners’ Question Time comes to Bath

BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time comes to Bath

A packed audience at The Edge was recently treated to a lively Gardeners’ Question Time panel discussion.

Eric Robson and his panel of experts, Matt Biggs, Anne Swithinbank and Chris Beardshaw, covered queries on all manner of gardening conundrums. Tune in now to listen.

The show was hosted on campus as part of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the University of Bath this year and our gardening club which marks its 50th anniversary in 2017. Seventy university staff and their family members attended the first meeting of the gardening club in 1967, which focused on gardening on stony alkaline soil amid the windy, hilly sites in the Bath area – challenges facing the newly arrived staff.

The BBC Radio 4 recording of the show attracted local residents, staff and members of the gardening club alike.

GQT is a Radio 4 institution, attracting over 2 million listeners a week. Recorded in a different location each week, this long-standing radio programme has answered well over 30,000 questions since its inception in 1947.

The University Gardening Club is open to anyone with an interest in gardening. The club organises regular talks with eminent speakers from around the world.