BBC’s 2020 Chelsea Flower Show celebration programming announced
Pictured: Sophie Raworth and Joe Swift at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2016
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The nation’s favourite gardening experts will return to the BBC this May to provide special programming celebrating the world renowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
The special series of programmes will include new footage fronted by Sophie Raworth, Joe Swift, Nicki Chapman and Monty Don, alongside themed compilation clips showing the best of the Chelsea Flower Show over the past ten years.
In addition, for the first time the show will also offer an opportunity for viewers to get involved as there will be a vote for their Garden of the Decade in the BBC/RHS People’s Choice Award.
There will also be new input and advice from the Chelsea Flower Show team’s much admired experts including: Adam Frost, Carol Klein, Rachel De Thame, Toby Buckland, Mark Lane, France Tophill and Arit Anderson.
The programming includes:
Sunday 17 and Sunday 24 May (BBC One) - Two 60 minute programmes presented by Sophie Raworth and Joe Swift
“It’ll be the ‘best of the best’ as we look back at over a decade of fabulous gardens, stunning designs and sumptuous plants. There’s a first too as viewers will have a chance to vote for their Garden of the Decade in the BBC/RHS People’s Choice Award. I’m getting excited already.”
Catherine Catton, Commissioning Editor, Head of Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment says: "Now more than ever people need the joy of gardening and horticulture in their lives and the BBC’s celebration of Chelsea Flower Show will provide viewers with much needed escapism and practical tips for their own gardens.”
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show programming is produced by BBC Studios and was commissioned for the BBC by Catherine Catton, Commissioning Editor, Factual Formats and Events and Lindsay Bradbury, Commissioning Editor, Daytime and Early Peak. It will be executive produced by Paolo Proto for BBC Studios.
Source BBC One
April 17, 2020 4:54am ET by BBC One