Bury St Edmunds: Gardening enthusiasts are encouraged to apply for TV show How Does Your Garden Grow?

Gordon and Wanda Wagstaff in their garden in Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds. Gordon and Wanda Wagstaff in their garden in Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds.

Friday, May 2, 2014
11:16 AM

Green-fingered townspeople are being encouraged to put themselves forward for a new TV show which explores Britain’s beautiful private gardens.

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TV production company Outline Productions, which makes BBC2’s The Great British Garden Revival, is currently working on a brand new Sky1 series called How Does Your Garden Grow?

The firm is looking for people from the Bury St Edmunds area to apply and go head-to-head in a competition with other garden lovers to compare and critique who has the best garden, gardening skills and hospitality in town.

Melanie Lesser, co-ordinator of the town’s Bury in Bloom group, is encouraging people to get involved.

“It’s a way to encourage gardening and for communities to help each other really,” she said. “Well Street is a lovely example where people help older folk who cannot do as much gardening.”

She said the show was also a way to showcase the green-fingered efforts in the town.

“We have a lot of beautiful gardens and they are hidden,” she said.

Those interested in getting involved with the show should email gardens@outlineproductions.co.uk or call 0207 424 7645.

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