His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is to appear on BBC Two’s long running gardening series later this month.
“Back in February I was invited to a meeting at Highgrove with members from across the Horticultural industry to discuss the problem of pests and diseases and what could be done about them. One of the outcomes was Action Oak – a campaign launched at the Chelsea Flower show to help protect our iconic oak. It is made up of charities, environmental organisations and land owners who are using their combined knowledge to safeguard the beautiful trees.” – Presenter Adam Frost
On Wednesday 18th of July Gardeners’ World host Adam Frost interviews His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Highgrove, about the threats posed by pests and diseases to our native plants and trees.
Adam will explore The Prince’s love of gardens and the British landscape, and also hear his first-hand experience of diseases such as Dutch Elm Disease, Ash Dieback and Phytophthora Ramorum gained through his management of the Duchy of Cornwall Estate which covers 53,000 hectares of land across 23 British counties, including Highgrove.
As a passionate gardener and well-known supporter of the organic approach, The Prince has spent nearly 40 years personally transforming the gardens at Highgrove from overgrown and neglected land into some of the most creatively inspiring and innovative gardens in the UK. His Royal Highness will also discuss new plant diseases and the steps he is taking within the Duchy of Cornwall to avoid the spread of plant diseases and pests.
“Today The Prince has invited me back to Highgrove to explain why we as gardeners also need to do our bit.” – Adam Frost