On This Episode of the Garden Podcast:
John Anderson assumed the role of Keeper of the Queens Gardens in June 2016 and has responsibility for 120 hectares across the Windsor Estate, including The Savill Garden and The Valley Gardens as well as the private garden at Frogmore House. In addition to his work at Windsor Great Park John is also Vice-Chairman of the RHS Plant Comittee and an RHS Judge.
Peter Donegan sits down with John to chat not just how achieved this most unique of titles and roles, but also what it involves, what makes a great park, how the greats (parks and gardens) are worth visiting 12 months of the year, what exactly is The Crown Estate and why they are involved with Royal Ascot and Ascot Spring Garden Show – and as is per usual with The Sodshow and Peter, we go entirely off the point and hopefully come back again.
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John Anderson studied at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin and previously held the position of Head Gardener at Inverewe (Scotland), Mount Usher (Ireland) and Exbury Gardens before moving to Windsor.