High profile gardener at Riverside Centre


Gardeners are in for a rare treat next Wednesday (Nov 13) with the chance to listen to an award-winning garden designer and popular broadcaster Chris Beardshaw, in the annual Hardy Plant Society Lecture.

Since he started working with plants at a local nursery at the age of 12, Chris’s love of and knowledge of plants has grown throughout his 35 years’ experience in the horticultural world.

He achieved prominence for BBC work with TV appearances in shows such as the Flying Gardener and Gardener’s World and on radio as a regular panellist on Gardener’s Question Time. Chris is also a very popular public speaker regularly giving sell-out talks to gardening clubs across the UK, with a schedule booked up several years in advance.

He has won over 35 medals for his work which encompasses planting, garden design and landscape architecture, and locally he is the designer of the Princess Beatrice garden at Carisbrooke Castle.

He will be appearing at the Riverside Centre in Newport at 7.30pm on Wednesday, November 13. Tickets are £10 each and can be purchased on the door.