Joe Swift talks candidly about his experiences being a TV gardener.
Having presented Gardeners World and most of the RHS flower shows and many other programmes for 15 years he has some great behind the scenes stories and anecdotes working with Alan Titchmarsh, Monty Don and Carol Klein as well as others. Joe will chart the gardening trends that have come and gone over the years and talk about some of the gardens he designed for TV.
Once a grand mansion, Duckett’s Grove now features two restored walled gardens, Georgian pleasure grounds and a stunning ruin at its heart.
Venue: Duckett’s Grove, Kneestown, near Carlow Town, R93 RF80
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Contact: 059 913 0411
Joe is a familiar gardening face having been a regular presenter on BBC Gardeners World since 1998. He also anchors The BBC coverage of The Chelsea Flower show and other RHS shows and has presented several gardening series over the years.
Joe is the Design Director of Modular, a garden design and build brand. He has won many design awards including a Chelsea Gold Medal and Society of Garden designers awards.
Joe writes a weekly column for The Times and Radio Times Magazine and has written eight books, including his most recent a series of Expert Guides for Collins.