Gardeners' World

Series 50 - Episode 18



Earlier this year, as part of its half-century celebrations, GW asked viewers to nominate unused and unloved plots that they could help turn into a community garden. Joe Swift and Flo Headlam head off to Wiltshire just as work begins to turn the winning piece of wasteland into a “haven and resource for local residents”, who will eventually reap the fruits of their labour in a very real way.

On the subject of fruit and veg, Monty Don has some advice about how to prune fruit trees and improve your crop of tomatoes and chillies. While plantsman Roy Lancaster of Gardeners Question Time fame reflects on his life in horticulture.


Monty Don takes steps to ensure that fruits and vegetables give maximum cropping by dispensing advice on the summer pruning of fruit trees as well as revealing how to get the best from tomatoes and chillies. He also recommends plants that will carry on flowering into the autumn. Carol Klein meets writer Roy Lancaster as he reminisces on his life. Roy is a former Gardeners' World presenter, and with the programme's half-centenary in mind Rachel de Thame reflects on how people used to garden 50 years ago. Plus, Joe Swift and Flo Headlam help a community create a garden in Wiltshire.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Monty Don
Presenter Carol Klein
Presenter Joe Swift
Presenter Flo Headlam
Presenter Rachel de Thame
Presenter Nick Bailey
Contributor Roy Lancaster
Executive Producer Paolo Proto
Series Producer Sharon Fisher
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