Acclaim from BBC 2 “Gardeners’ World”

Presenter Adam Frost was full of praise for Bourton House Garden in the BBC 2 Gardeners' World programme broadcast on Friday 30th August 2019.  A friend of Adam's had recommended he visit Bourton House Garden, saying 'not only is the design special, but the planting and the work that has gone into it will blow your mind!'  Adam's enthusiasm for the garden was plain to see as he walked round and chatted with Head Gardener Jacky Rae.    Commenting on the colourful borders and the profusion of tender planting, he said 'at first glance it looks good, but get a bit closer to those borders and there is something really special going on'.  There are around 160 different types of tender plant in the borders with the majority being grown on site; Jacky takes around 2000 cuttings every year to grow on for the next season.  Jacky told Adam that the garden 'keeps on going and getting better and better; end of September/beginning of October, it's fantastic - until the frosts really'. Adam's appreciation of the garden was evident as he said his friend was right to suggest he visit.  He said 'it's special ... probably one of the BEST summer gardens I have ever seen'.  If you missed the programme (episode 25), you can watch it on BBC iPlayer until the end of September. Bourton House Garden is open 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Friday every week until the end of October.    

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