Celebrity gardener is speaker in Bolton-by-Bowland

Christine Walkden
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TV and radio gardening guru Christine Walkden is the eagerly anticipated guest speaker at an event hosted by Bolland Gardening Club next week.

Originally from Rishton, Christine has been a horticulturist since the age of 10 when she obtained an allotment and started growing vegetables and flowers, which she sold to her school teachers and local residents.

On leaving school, her first job was with Clitheroe parks department before going to the Lancashire College of Agriculture. A major change followed when she decided to go freelance, working as a plantswoman and horticulturist, later lecturing nationally and internationally.

She is a past presenter on BBC’s Gardeners World and presenter of two of her own BBC2 series “Christine’s Garden”. She also broadcasts on local and national radio, is a past winner of the Garden Writers’ Guild Radio Broadcasting Award and a BBC Radio 4 Gardener’s Question Time panellist.

Christine’s talk to Bolland Gardening Club is entitled “Herbaceous borders and their plants” and takes place on Wednesday at Bolton-by-Bowland Village Hall, at 7-30 p.m. Everybody is welcome and tickets cost £10 including a glass of wine or soft drink. They can be bought from Bolton-by-Bowland Village Store or reserved by calling club secretary Susan Farmer on 07887638436. The club has around 40 members but welcomes new ones.

For more information about Christine Walkden visit: www.christinewalkden.com