James- who’s hosting our annual lecture on September 16th- is a presenter and judge on the BBC2 programme called The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge.
James says:” The programme is intended to highlight new and exciting talent. The winner will be creating a main avenue garden for the Chelsea Flower Show.”
Contestants are being mentored by our 2014 Celebrity Lecturer, Joe Swift.
The competition is being filmed at RHS Harlow Carr (where the lrgt visited last summer) and RHS Wisley. To find out more visit https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show/2015/articles/the-great-chelsea-garden-challenge
It must be James’ year for competitions. He is also one of the panel of judges for a new annual photography competition just launched at Easton Walled Gardens.
We have many talented and keen photographers in the lrgt. I know this to be true because you showcase your skills at our annual Friends Evening (this year on November 19th) It’s actually my favourite event of the year, when I get the chance to see your photos of glorious gardens you’ve visited in the uk- and further afield.
It would be great to see some lrgt photos entered in the Easton competition- which has a first prize of £500. The theme of the competition is The Essence of Summer- and winners and finalists will have their work displayed in an exhibition at Easton.For more information – www.eastonwalledgardens.co.uk/whats-on