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Christine Walkden

The One Show's resident gardening guru Christine is always willing to get her hands dirty to share her passion for plants. Whether Christine is championing you to grow your own vegetables or enjoying Britain in bloom, she will be ready with her trusty top gardening tips.

Christine has been a horticulturist since the age of ten when she first obtained an allotment and started growing vegetables and flowers, which she sold to her school teachers and local residents.

She has been a past presenter on BBC’s Gardeners World and presenter of two of her own series on BBC 2, ‘Christine’s Garden’.

She also broadcasts on Local and National Radio and is a past winner of the Garden Writers’ Guild Radio Broadcasting Award.

As a leading horticulturalist Christine has led both garden tours and field trips throughout the world including Turkey, Iran, Kashmir, China, USA, Central Asia, S. Africa and the Mediterranean plus many European and East European countries. As a keen photographer, Christine illustrates her lectures and own work and holds an extensive library of wildflower and garden slides from around the world.

For the One Show she has climbed aboard The One Show hot air balloon to view the damage caused by a destructive tree disease, toured the gardens of Jo Whiley, Gloria Hunniford and Dame Vera Lynn and visited the studio with more plants and gardening tips than you can shake a geranium at!