Take part in BBC programme Down To Earth

The longest running programme on BBC Local Radio is coming to the University of Leicester and you could take part.

"Down To Earth", which started on BBC Radio Leicester in November 1967, has been broadcast across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland for almost 50 years. 

The programme, which will be recorded at the University of Leicester Botanic Garden in Oadby on Thursday 19 May, offers green-fingered tips and advice on questions from the audience. It promises to be a memorable evening, with regular presenter Dave Andrews and the panel of gardening experts providing their listeners with an hour of entertaining and informative gardening advice.

Dave said “I’m really looking forward to bringing the Down to Earth Team to the wonderful home of the University Botanic Gardens, not only to answer questions from the audience, but to learn more about the treasures the gardens are home to.”

To take part, all you have to do is arrive at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start at The Knoll, University of Leicester Botanic Garden. Entry is free, but booking is essential as places are limited. To book, call the Botanic Garden on 0116 271 2933. Please bring your questions on individual sheets of paper to be handed to the producer on arrival. The questions will then be placed into an order for the recording by the producer and various team members.