Leicester to appear on BBC Radio 4s Gardeners Question Time

The University's Attenborough Arboretum will feature in an upcoming episode of BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time on Friday 16 February at 3:00PM.

The segment will feature an interview with Dr Richard Gornall from the Botanic Garden, who showed the site to the production staff and discussed its diverse range of trees and shrubs.

For the main programme, Eric Robson and the panel are hosted by the Newtown Linford Gardening Club in Leicestershire, with Matthew Wilson, Matt Biggs and Christine Walkden answering horticultural questions.

This national coverage follows on from the Botanic Garden's recent appearance on BBC television’s Countryfile programme.

The Attenborough Arboretum site extends to about five acres, and forms part of the land that used to belong to Home Farm (the old farmhouse still exists nearby and has been converted into maisonettes). The Arboretum features one of the few surviving examples in the city of a medieval ridge-and-furrow field, and also contains two large ponds, complete with a well-constructed boardwalk to provide access for observation and pond-dipping.

You can watch the University of Leicester's recent appearance on BBC Countryfile here: