Dodging the rain and fuelled by delicious ice cream from Hackney Gelato, Claire and Steve spent a busy day at the world’s largest flower show, which was also celebrating it’s 30th anniversary.

And talking of anniversaries, Plant Heritage celebrated their 45th anniversary in the Floral Marquee and Business Manager Gill Groombridge explains more about the conservation work of this important charity.

Leigh Johnston, otherwise known as the Beardy Gardener, introduces his pioneering Giving Garden.  A direct result of his own struggles with mental health, Leigh shares his own story and how he hopes his garden will provide support and inspiration.

Also featured are specialist growers of cosmos, eucalyptus and dahlias.

Growing Together is sponsored by Alitex Glasshouses, modern Victorian glasshouses, based in South Harting.

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