Garden centre to be featured on BBC Gardeners’ World

A DEVON garden centre will be featured on BBC television’s Gardeners’ World programme next week (March 27).

Jack’s Patch Nursery & Garden Centre in Bishopsteignton was filmed last autumn by the BBC as part of a piece on the use of peat in gardens for a special programme entitled ‘The Peat Debate’.

Garden centre Manager, Phil Newton said: “We’ll be on Gardeners’ World on BBC Two on Friday, March 27. They filmed here with their new presenter, Toby Buckland about the use of peat in the garden and what products are sold at his local garden centre.

“Toby lives in Dawlish and shops at Jack’s Patch, so we see him around quite a bit, but it was great when he came in with the film crew. The show will look at the disappearing peat bogs and what we use peat for in gardens, and the alternatives for peat that we can offer customers at the garden centre.

“Toby wanted to go down to his local garden centre and see what peat products he could find and what we use peat for. They filmed him in the compost area of the garden centre, the plant area and even having a relaxing hot drink in our restaurant on what was a very wet day. It was a great privilege to have such a well-respected television programme filming at our garden centre.”

The BBC’s Gardeners’ World programme featuring the garden centre will be aired at 8pm on BBC Two on Friday, March 27.

For more information, please call Jack’s Patch Nursery & Garden Centre, which is located on Newton Road in Bishopsteignton, on 01626 776 996.