Geoffrey Smith

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Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the gardener and broadcaster Geoffrey Smith. He learnt his craft at his father's knee growing fruit and vegetables for the stately home where he worked. Later he learnt the science of horticulture at college and achieved top marks. He's always maintained the promise he made to himself as a boy: to spend his life outdoors. Except, of course, when he enters a studio for Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Dawn Chorus
Book: History of viticulture, with instructions on how to make wine
Luxury: Bundle of prunings from a good vineyard so he can plant his own vines

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45 minutes

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Fri 12 Jun 1998 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestGeoffrey Smith

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