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Gardeners’ Question Time in Newcastle

Pippa Greenwood and Matthew Biggs on the Gardeners' Question Time panel. Picture; BBC
Pippa Greenwood and Matthew Biggs on the Gardeners' Question Time panel. Picture; BBC

Expert panel to record show on April 16

If you’re a gardener in the North East, now’s your chance to put that troubling horticultural problem to the experts, as the BBC’s revered Gardeners’ Question Time comes to the Toon on April 16.

The celebrated panel of gardeners will be tackling the questions put to them by local gardeners in the Live Theatre – and they never see the queries before going on the air.

Gardeners’ Question Time is a BBC Radio 4 institution, with an audience of more than two million listeners a week.

Each show is recorded in a different location and the show has answered more than 40,000 questions since it began in 1947.

The panel members have been guests of a wide range of gardening clubs and locations; including the top of Snowdon, Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street and even a naturists’ camp!

Depth of gardening knowledge

The experts’ encyclopaedic, seemingly effortless, answers are completely spontaneous and reveal their huge experience and depth of gardening knowledge.

Doors open at 5.30pm, with recording starting at 6.15pm and a running time of approximately two hours.

For tickets, which cost £4.50, visit the Live Theatre box office, Broad Chare, Quayside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 3DQ, open Monday-Friday from noon-5.30pm, and until 8pm when there is an evening performance. Saturday and Sunday opening hours vary depending on the performance schedule.

Visit https://www.live.org.uk/whats-on/gardeners-question-time or call (0191) 232 1232.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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