The Sodshow, Garden Podcast

Garden Podcast: Ascot Garden Show 2018

On this episode of The Garden Podcast:

Early 2018 Stephen Bennett was a guest on The Sodshow. Stephen had, he told Peter Donegan, started a new journey working alongside Royal Ascot. Better famed for their race meetings a new garden show was about to give birth and the voices you hear are just 20 of the growers, nursery’s, designers and trades that were there over that weekend.

If I’m honest, I’ve personally felt the pinch and the knock on effect of 2018’s adverse weather and it’s important, if only to me, that new garden shows and those who smile always as I walk through the gates get a little of the available air time. I’m glad I did and as with all of The Sodshow episodes, this one made me smile.

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My hope, is that for the first time ever, you may get to hear that voice and what they do. That you may then like what you hear and maybe fingers crossed we will meet in 2019 at year 2 of Ascot Spring Garden Show and armed with a photo of that voice you heard and liked, support them.

As always, very much thank you for listening. It means a lot,
X Peter

Those I spoke to in order are:

  • Phil, APL
  • Julie – Savill Garden
  • Hannah – Cooks Garden Centre
  • Sarah – Oxford Planters
  • Steve – Spear and Jackson
  • Drew – Ascot (no photo)
  • Pip Probert – Peoples Choice Award Winner
  • Colin, Hoyland Plant Centre
  • Rosy Hardy – Hardys Nurseries
  • Lesley – Muntons Plant Supports
  • Lucy – Alitex Greenhouses
  • Mike – Tibbs Plants
  • Carl, Solid Oak Hardwood Furniture
  • Hugh, John Cullen Gardens
  • Stone Wood Services
  • Ryan Alexander
  • Alex, Woodland Trust
  • Rupert, RSPB
  • Vicky, New Forest Hostas Hemerocalis
  • Theodora Keeling, Whichford Pottery

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