Gardeners’ World presenter to give talk at Leyburn venue

Rachel De Thame.

The Garden Rooms at Tennants has announced that writer, broadcaster and passionate gardener Rachel de Thame will be appearing at the venue in September.

In An Evening with Rachel de Thame, the presenter will discuss creating a garden for pollinators as well as extolling the benefits of gardening for wellbeing.

Trained at The English Gardening School, she has been a regular presenter on BBC2’s Gardeners’ World since 1999.

Rachel is also a long-term member of the team providing coverage of all the major RHS Flower Shows, and her other television series include Small Town Gardens and Gardening with the Experts for the BBC, and Countrywise for ITV.

In addition, Rachel has authored three books on gardening, is a gardening columnist for the Sunday Times and The Garden magazine for the RHS and has worked on garden design projects for the Chelsea Flower Show as well as designing the floral decorations for the Royal Barge for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant.

As well as being vice president of wildflower charity Plantlife, and an ambassador for The National Garden Scheme, Rachel is currently restoring the garden – including walled vegetable, herb and cut flower beds – and interiors at her family’s home in the Cotswolds, where country walks and wildlife spotting are welcome distractions.

After the talk, there will be a Q&A session followed by a book signing.

Tickets, which start at £13.50, can be purchased from www.tennantsgardenrooms.com.

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