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2 April 2014

BBC presenters to appear at Cornwall Spring Show

The ever popular Cornwall spring show will be graced by two equally popular BBC gardeners.

BBC presenters Chris Beardshaw and Toby Buckland will be among the thousands of visitors to this year’s show, which takes place at Boconnoc Estate near Lostwithiel this weekend.

The annual show marks the start of spring with hundreds of floral displays. The gardens will also play host to a number of activities for families on Cornish cottage holidays.

Chris, who’s been a fixture at the Royal Chelsea Flower Show for a dozen years and is also regular on Radio 4 Gardener’s Question Time, will be officially opening the show on Saturday morning and will also be acting as a judge during the show.

Toby, who presents BBC 2’s Great British Garden Revival, will be a guest at the show on Sunday.

The news is a boost for show director Martin Pallett, who said he was delighted to be welcoming the broadcasters to the show.

He also said he believes the show will be “bigger and better” than ever before.

The show will see gardeners compete for the title of the best growers of ornamental trees and shrubs, magnolias, camellias, rhododendrons, daffodils, herbaceous and bulbous plants, pot plants, alpines, floral art and photography.

There will also be nature trails set up for children to explore, while animal handlers will also be present to introduce children to nature.

Visitors will also be able to have a go on a pottery wheel in a dedicated activity tent, which will also host a variety of nature-based arts and crafts activities.

To order tickets and for more information, visit the show website.


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