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]
Favourite track: Papillons by Robert Schumann
Book: A Celebration of Gardens by Sir Roy Strong
Luxury: Waterproof pens, paper and folders
|Interviewed Guest||Rosemary Verey|