Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Gardeners' Question Time in Carrickfergus

Around 150 attended the recording of Gardeners' Question Time in Carrickfergus Town Hall last night. The panel members were Bunny Guinness, Bob Flowerdew & Christine Walkden with Eric Robson chairing the panel. It was announced that the recording from Carrickfergus would be broadcasted on Friday 29 April, the day of the royal wedding.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Gardeners’ Question Time in Carrickfergus

Followers of The Archers (the world’s oldest soap opera) will know of the excitement that is surrounding the visit of Gardeners’ Question Time to the fictional town of Ambridge. In Carrickfergus, a similar excitement is brewing with the popular Radio 4 programme being recording at Carrickfergus Town Hall on Monday 18th April 2011, the same day as The Archers broadcast!

Stephen Daye, Carrickfergus Borough Council said “I’m not sure how the Gardeners’ Question Time panel will be able to make Ambridge and Carrickfergus on the same day, but in Carrickfergus we are delighted that this event is taking place. A very limited number of tickets are available for the topical horticultural radio show and they are selling out fast."

"Tickets may be obtained from Carrickfergus Tourist Information Centre, 11 Antrim Street, Carrickfergus, BT38 7DG. (T: 9335 8049)”

“Gardeners’ Question Time is an opportunity for the people of Carrickfergus Borough to get that practical advice from a panel of expert gardeners. The 45 minute show will contain top gardening tips, from vegetable growing to wildlife, new plants to dealing with garden pests. The seasoned experts, who may include Anne Swithinbank, Bob Flowerdew, Bunny Guinness, Chris Beardshaw, Matthew Biggs and Pippa Greenwood, will be available to answer your questions with Eric Robson in the chair.”

Gardeners’ Question Time in Carrickfergus is hosted by the Northern Ireland Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens.

Austin Herron, a mentor with the Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens and Carrickfergus allotment holder added "As a grateful and enthusiastic allotment plotholder I have always been aware of the level of interest and eagerness in gardening in the Carrickfergus Borough but the eagerness to participate has surprised even me - I think the Gardeners’ Question Time panel will need to be on their toes on the night if the toughness of the questions comes anywhere near the level of interest in the event."

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Friends of Bashfordsland Wood & Oakfield Glen

Want to take a direct role in improving Bashfordsland Wood & Oakfield Glen?
The Friends of Bashfordsland Wood & Oakfield Glen is a voluntary group of local residents who want to dedicate some of their time, energy and effort to caring for and improving this green space area.
A Friends Group is a number of interested local people coming together with the aim of improving the appearance, facilities, conservation value and safety of their local park. Anyone can join and give as much or as little time as they want.
Bashfordsland Wood is Carrickfergus’s newest parks and is managed by Carrickfergus Borough Council. Oakfield Glen is managed by The Woodland trust. Representative from both organisations will be at the first meeting which takes place on Wednesday 11th May, at 7pm in Oakfield Community Centre.
For further information please contact Carrickfergus Parks & Countryside Service on 9335 8000 or email parks@carrickfergus.org

Download an application form to join the Friends of Bashfordsland Wood & Oakfield Glen