Anne Swithinbank is a horticulturist, and broadcaster and writer on gardening, best known for being a regular panellist (since 1994) on BBC Radio 4's Gardener's Question Time. She has also presented and co-presented a number of TV gardening programmes, including The Gardens Of The Caribbean and The Chelsea Flower Show.
Anne began her career in horticulture after training at The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew Gardens, becoming Glasshouse Supervisor at the Royal Horticultural Society's Garden at Wisley, Surrey. She left Wisley in 1986 to work as a freelance gardener, before joining the team on BBC 2's Gardeners' World, where she was a regular presenter for five years.
In addition to her work on TV and Radio programmes, Anne writes for several magazines and national newspapers, including Amateur Gardening, Grow Your Own, Grow It, BBC's Gardeners' World Magazine and The News Of The World. Her books include: The Gardeners' World Book Of House Plants; Gardener's Question Time: All Your Gardening Problems Solved; Gardeners' World Book Of Containers; and The Greenhouse Gardener.
With her natural charm and in-depth knowledge on all matters horticultural, Anne Swithinbank makes an excellent choice as an Events Host or After-dinner Speaker, especially at garden and flower shows, and other nature related events. To book her for your Event, contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call us on 020 7251 8222 to discuss your requirements
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