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Rosemary Verey

Rosemary Verey

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 13 Feb 1994

Horticulturalist

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the gardener Rosemary Verey. Passionate about planting and growing flowers and herbs as a child in the 1930s, it wasn't until the 1950s, with her four children away at school, that she began a serious study of horticulture. Completely self-taught, she has gone on to develop a career designing some of Britain's most beautiful gardens and numbers Prince Charles and Elton John amongst her clients.

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

Choices

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

3.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Nutcracker Suite - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

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Frédéric Chopin

4.

Frédéric Chopin

Waltz in A flat major, Op. 69/1

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Drums & Pipes Of The 1st Batallion, Gordon Highlanders

5.

Drums & Pipes Of The 1st Batallion, Gordon Highlanders

The Gay Gordons

Robert Schumann

6.

Castaway's favourite

Robert Schumann

Papillons

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9.

10.

Book

A Celebration of Gardens by Dr Roy Strong

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Luxury item

Waterproof pens, paper and folders

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