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Last updated: Thu 25 Jan 2018

Stefan Buczacki in Nunney

Well-known botanist, garden writer and broadcaster Stefan Buczacki is coming to the area on Wednesday 27 June.

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Stefan Buczacki

Stefan Buczacki

His broadcasting work included twelve years as a panel member and then chairman of Gardeners’ Question Time on BBC Radio 4, contributing to over six hundred consecutive editions.

He devised and presented The Gardening Quiz, on BBC Radio 4 and Classic Gardening Forum on Classic FM.

He has appeared frequently on British television embracing contributions to all five terrestrial channels, including Gardeners’ World on BBC Two and a number of series on satellite and regional stations.

Buczacki is credited as Britain’s second biggest selling gardening author, with about 50 books to his name on both gardening and natural history.

His first book Collins Guide to the Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Garden Plants, written jointly with Dr Keith Harris, has remained the standard reference work for over thirty years, while his Fauna Britannica was an account of the entire wild animal life of the British Isles for which HRH the Prince of Wales wrote the foreword.

Stefan Buczacki has been an outspoken critic of makeover gardening programmes on television, arguing that it is more important to show people how to garden than to pretend to do it for them.

He will be in Nunney churchyard talking about how to increase biodiversity in the churchyard at 4pm. Do come along and invite others.

He will then be speaking and answering gardening questions at 7.30pm in Holy Trinity Church, Frome. Tickets £5 on the door to include a glass of wine and nibbles.

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