Birmingham charity to hold iconic radio programme

Thrive Birmingham to play host to BBC Gardeners Question TIme.

On Wednesday 29th May, BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time will record a programme at King’s Heath Cricket Club in Birmingham, hosted by gardening for health charity Thrive Birmingham.

The celebrated panel of gardening experts, with Peter Gibbs in the chair, will be tackling the questions put to them by local gardening enthusiasts.

Gardeners’ Question Time is a Radio 4 institution, attracting 2 million listeners a week. Recorded in a different location each week, this long-standing radio programme has answered well over 30,000 questions since its inception in 1947.

The panel members have been guests of a diverse range of gardening clubs and other organisations; including recording at the top of Mount Snowdon, broadcasting from Buckingham Palace and answering questions from inside Number 10 Downing Street.

The panel NEVER see the questions before the recording. Their encyclopaedic, seemingly effortless answers are completely spontaneous and reveal their huge experience and depth of gardening knowledge. Being on the GQT panel is not for the faint hearted!

Thrive Birmingham, which is based in the former TV gardens in Kings Heath Park, specialises in using therapeutic horticulture to improve people’s lives, including teenagers with special educational needs. All proceeds from tickets will support Thrive’s work.

Tickets cost £4.50 and are available to purchase from Thrive Birmingham in Kings Heath Park or here