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Pippa Greenwood: My Life in Gardening

Thursday 05 March 2020

Gardener’s World presenter and horticultural expert Pippa Greenwood will be joining us ahead of the spring season for My Life in Gardening. Her talk will be filled with plenty of anecdotes, stories, and behind the scenes snippets from Wisley, Gardeners’ World, Daytime Live, Gardeners’ Question Time and more.
Pippa Greenwood trained as a botanist at Durham University (BSc Hons) and then gained an MSc in Crop Protection at Reading University. In 2007 Pippa was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science (DSc) by the University of Durham for her work in gardening and its science.

In 1985 she joined the staff of The Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden at Wisley in Surrey, where she ran the Plant Pathology Department, answering several thousand queries from gardeners every year.

In 1988 Pippa began working for the BBC, joining Alan Titchmarsh for the gardening slot on BBC 1’s Daytime Live.

From 1989-2002 she was a regular presenter on BBC 2’s Gardeners’ World, presenting many items on garden pests and diseases, science and gardening, and creating and running her organic kitchen garden from her own Hampshire garden.

She is also a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time, travelling the country to present the programme throughout the year. In 2000, 2001 and 2002 she presented her own series, ‘Growing Science’ on Radio 4.

The evening will also feature a Q&A, where audience members are invited to ask any plant-based queries.

Standard ticket £12.50 available from

This is a seated event. Please contact the venue for any access requirements.

Please note: tickets are non-refundable.

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