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Friday 23 April 2010

Panellists Chris Beardshaw, Anne Swithinbank and Matthew Biggs visit gardeners in Blackmore Vale, Dorset. Peter Gibbs chairs the programme.

In our exclusive feature series 'Behind The Scenes At Chelsea', we find out about the Eden Project's entry to this year's competition.

Matthew Biggs explores shade-loving plants from the caves at Cheddar Gorge.

The producer is Howard Shannon. This is a Somethin Else production for BBC Radio 4.

  • Ferns growing underground

    Ferns growing underground

    Hearts Tongue Ferns and mosses grow deep in the caves using artificial light

  • Exploring the caves

    Exploring the caves

    The team explore more of the caves looking for plants

  • The Eden Project’s East London team of amateur growers

    The Eden Project’s East London team of amateur growers

    Many of those involved are former addicts or were homeless – the chance to be nurserymen for the Eden Project has given them a new focus in life.


Plants: From Roots to Riches

Plants: From Roots to Riches

Our relationship with plants: a major new history by Kew's science director Kathy Willis

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