GQT Celebrates 70th in Royal Style

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The Queen features as part of Gardeners' Question Time's 70th Anniversary

As part of our production of the 70th anniversary of Radio 4′s Gardeners’ Question Time, Peter Gibbs chaired a very special edition of the programme broadcast from Frogmore House and Gardens in Windsor Great Park. The historic royal retreat is rarely open to the public, and is where The Queen takes a keen interest in the gardens.

The highlight of the programme was a recorded message from Her Majesty herself, while Peter Gibbs took the opportunity to meet up with The Keeper of the Gardens, John Anderson, to hear how The Royal Family have long influenced the landscape at Frogmore, right up to the present day.

We also heard from Rufus Bird, Deputy Surveyor of The Queen’s Works of Art, on how a theme of gardening and botanics can be found running throughout the house.

Regular panellists Matthew Wilson, Anne Swithinbank and Matt Biggs joined Peter in The Duchess of Kent Sitting Room to take questions from a local gardening audience.

The full programme can be heard here.