BBC Radio Ulster, Gardeners Corner.
Saturday 10 November, 9am
listen here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00012ff
David Maxwell presents a special edition of Gardeners’ Corner from the Somme where 15 Gardens of Peace (Jardin de la Paix) are being constructed near sites of the Great War.
David visits a garden to commemorate those soldiers from Ireland north and south who died in the region and speaks with Irish garden designer Peter Donegan in Péronne, France. He’ll meet David Richardson, a Northern Ireland native, who is now Head of Horticulture at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to reveal how one of the biggest gardening organisations in the world tends to war graves and memorials at 23,000 locations in 150 countries. He’ll also chat to Gardeners’ Corner regular Brendan Little about how gardens help us to remember.
- more info: BBC Gardeners Corner, website