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Gardeners’ Question Time

2nd October 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Gardeners' Question Time panel

Woohoo – BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time is coming to Swindon.

Join us at the Phoenix Theatre, New College, for a fab Q and A session with some of the gardening gang off the telly (and the radio!). The celebrated panel of gardening experts will be tackling the questions put to them by local gardening enthusiasts (that’s you, if you buy a ticket!)

Here’s the link to book your tickets for that evening (Oct 2nd):

Or check out our Facebook page.

The session will be recorded and you’ll be able to hear it all again soon when it hits the airwaves.

When’s the date again?

Tuesday 2nd October. Doors open at 5:30pm and there will be free (or rather “complimentary” as it sounds posher and this is the BBC) tea and coffee.

Please be seated in your chairs by 6:10pm, so that the show can start on time.

It’s a question time so how do we give ours?

From 5:30pm to 6:10pm you are welcome to submit your questions on slips of paper. (We’d like to point out that the panel won’t see the questions until they read them out during the event. All their answers are spontaneous).

Who’s on the panel?
We have Bob Flowerdew, Anne Swithinbank and Chris Beardshaw together with their encyclopaedic depth of gardening knowledge. The panel members have been guests of a diverse range of gardening clubs and other organisations; including the top of Snowdon and 10 Downing Street. Being on the GQT panel is not for the faint hearted!

A bit of info on GQT:
Gardeners’ Question Time 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.
Want to know about the show? Here’s the website:

Is there a flyer?
Yes. Kathryn, one of our team has been beavering away on it.

You can download/access the pdf version by clicking on the image below. Please email it/print it to show friends, family, work colleagues, put it on notice boards and so on. Plus, don’t forget to put it in the compost bin afterwards!

Gardeners' Question Time flyer




2nd October 2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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New College
Phoenix Theatre, New College Drive
Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 1AH United Kingdom