Ann-Marie and Claire

A radio show made in Petersfield has been named among the UK’s most popular gardening podcasts.

“Growing Together with Ann-Marie Powell and Claire Vennis” is a monthly gardening show produced by the volunteers at Shine Radio.

The programme marks its first anniversary by being included in the Feedspot Reader list of top gardening shows. The Petersfield-based show shares space on the list with lavishly-resourced productions from the RHS and the BBC’s Gardeners’ Question Time.

Ann-Marie said:

“Wow. Honoured that our podcast is amongst such esteemed company.”

Claire added:

“It’s a total joy to make this show every month and we’re thrilled that so many people are getting so much pleasure from it.”

Growing Together is aimed squarely at listeners in Petersfield but has also picked-up an army of fans across the UK. Listeners love to follow the changes in Ann-Marie and Claire’s gardens month-by-month.

A new episode is available at the start of every month. September’s edition features Ann-Marie’s Hampshire-themed garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.

You can listen to Growing Together at any time at or by searching ‘Petersfield’ on any podcast app.

Notes for Editors

Petersfield’s Shine Radio is the community radio service for Petersfield and surrounding villages. It’s a not-for-profit project run for social benefit in the local community.

The station attracts around 3,800 listeners per month to its 24 hour radio service and on-demand audio.