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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 17 September 2010

Anne Swithinbank, Matthew Biggs and Pippa Greenwood are in the company of local gardeners, staff and students of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London.

Eric Robson is the chairman.

Producer : Howard Shannon
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

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  • Kew Pagoda

    Kew Pagoda

    Pippa Greenwood, Matt Biggs, Eric Robson and Anne Swithinbank in front of Kew’s pagoda.

  • Soil de-compactor in action

    Soil de-compactor in action

    The team watch Kew’s soil de-compactor in action – pumping air to relieve trees from soil compaction.

  • Courgette


    Pippa examines a diseased courgette.

  • Anne and Fasicularia bromel

    Anne and Fasicularia bromel

    Anne discusses a same from a hardy Fasicularia bromeliad.


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