Author Archives: Wayne

I’m BBC’s Gardeners’ World Magazine, 2018 garden of the year!

It was announced today that Alan Titchmarsh, Diarmuid Gavin and Kate Gould have unanimously voted my garden as  BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, Garden of the Year 2018.  I’m thrilled and overwhelmed.  Read all about it at https://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/garden-of-the-year/ and in the November Issue of Gardeners’ World magazine.

My garden in Gardeners’ World magazine.

http://turretgrove.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/GOTY_Wayne-Amiel-3.pdf

.. and back on BBC Radio Four this morning..

 

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With Vanessa Feltz on BBC Radio London

25th October 2018

My Garden is going to be on BBC 2, Gardeners’ World on Friday 3rd August 18 at the slightly later time of 9 pm

Radio Times

here it is ..!

BBC’s Gardeners’ World

There was much excitement in Turret Grove as I had the BBC’s Gardeners’ World team filming me and small garden

The Gardeners’ World team were so kind lovely that it was a delight spending the day with them. Watch this space for a date that it will be broadcast

Wayne’s Garden on BBC Radio Four

On Sunday 17th June I was interviewed on Broadcasting House on BBC Radio Four

It was so much fun taking about gardening on BH [Broadcasting House], as i’m Big Fan of Paddy and BH. Paddy was so sweet and made me feel so relaxed. I  was delighted to asked to be on BH because can I talk about gardens and gardening for hours.

We will be opening the garden under the National Open Garden Scheme (NGS) on Sunday 21st July 2019

 “You open the door to a garden as you would open the first page of a new book, Thierry & Monique Dronet

Update on last year’s opening. We had record number of visitors. Over 240 people visited the garden and we rose just over £1,500 for the NGS Charities

We are delighted to be opening (again) for the NGS (National Open Garden Scheme) in 2019.

35 Turret Grove, Clapham Old Town, SW4 0ES

Teas, Pimms, Cakes & Plants for sale

All monies raised goes to the National Garden Scheme charities

Recycled glass sculpture by www.steveyeates.co.uk

4th July Garden Museum

For many the 4th of July was American Independence Day. But for us it was the day we opened the garden as part of the Garden Museum 2017 walking tours of Clapham gardens that raises funds to support the museum.

The tour of Clapham explored seven urban gardens that are owned by amateur gardeners, artists, architects, professional designers, garden writers and bloggers and community volunteers and range in size from tiny to the generous town gardens.  As much as I’m looking forward to welcoming this group of 30 I had concerns because I understood a large number of them are professional gardeners and garden designers. But I needn’t had worried as they loved the garden and it was a joy sharing it with them.

Coleton Fishacre

I also visited the wonderful gardens of Coleton Fishacre and what a time to visit.  As high summer is the perfect time to see and explore this beautiful garden. The banks and borders were over flowing bright ribbons and swathes of colours. This all sits against a backdrop of stunning sea views. The Rill and walled Gardens are a pure joy and the hot border sang in the sunshine

see link: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coleton-fishacre

 

Agatha Christie home (Greenway)

It’ has also been a year of visiting and discovering lovely garden. Two highlights have been visiting Agatha Christie home (Greenway) and its delightful gardens, which being slightly overgrown was just my cup of tea.

The garden at Greenways sits within a woodland garden that waxes and weaves its way down to river Dart. It has spectacular views, colourful borders, a fernery, a walled garden and majestic trees. Many of which were planted to protect the privacy of Madam Christie.

The garden at Greenway.