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Over the years the number of gardening experts has increased as the popularity of this hobby has grown. From the likes of Percy Thrower to Alan Titchmarsh and every one in between it's clear that this obsession with the garden is a national trend.
The increase in these gardening experts was helped when watching TV became a normal pastime for families in the late 50's and early 60's. At this time the man of the house was involved very much in the garden helping to grow food. As TV became more popular and the economic climate improved he was able to divert some of his attention to flowers, shrubs as well as vegetables and this was welcome change to their lives.
You will find many of these gardening experts on many programmes such as The One Show on BBC. Christine Walkden, who was the resident gardening expert on this daily show, had the opportunity to share her enthusiasm and skills with a school in Southwold a little while ago. The children at the junior school in the town had the opportunity to show their gardening skills, which they had learnt using their gardening equipment stored in their garden shed, to her.
The gardening expert opened the garden and orchard on her visit to St Felix School in the town. This new garden, which was sponsored by the Barchester Healthcare Foundation who help elderly people to stay agile as well as active. This gardening event which was organised by Simon Marsden, a teacher at St Felix's, who had helped to arrange the visit. He said that he was delighted that Christine was able to visit the school and to help the children to become even more involved.
At the official opening of the garden he said that the school's gardening club had been working really hard on this project and also that the children had had a super day which was full of gardening workshops and other related interesting activities. The official opening was reward for all the hard work been put in by the pupils and school.
Ms Walkden, who has been a horticulturist for over 35 years, answered pupil's questions about gardens and gardening. Her workshops included talks about the care required in watering plants as well as caring for vegetables. Besides her work on the One Show she has written many books, trains other gardeners as well as lecturing and giving guided tours as well as being a devout gardener herself.