Prince Charles Talks Gardening and Grandchildren with BBC Radio 4
The Prince of Wales has given an interview to ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’ on BBC Radio 4 that aired this afternoon, in which he spoke of his love of gardening and his hope to pass on the hobby to his grandson, Prince George.
“I’ve got him [Prince George] planting a tree or two here [Highgrove]. Because that’s the way, I think, when you’re very small. And then you see, each time they come you say do you see how much the tree has grown? And you hope that they take an interest,” Prince Charles said in the interview.
He also said how the gardens at both Highgrove and Birkhall, in Scotland, have been designed with children in mind.
Tomorrow morning, BBC Breakfast will broadcast the weather report live from the Highgrove Garden! You can catch a glimpse of The Prince of Wales’s beautiful garden by tuning in from 6am. In the afternoon, hear HRH talk about the inspiration for Highgrove during a special edition of Gardeners’ Question Time, which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 3pm.
Charles told the interviewer that his interest in gardening began at a young age, in the gardens of Buckingham Palace and at the Queen Mother’s home in Windsor.
He described his hobby as a “marvellous, therapeutic business… you can get reward from it but you can also be driven mad by it” and that the key to gardening was to learn from the gardens of others. But that has its drawbacks – “Every time I go to someone else’s garden I think, ‘Bother! It’s so much better than mine. How do they get their roses to do this?'” he said with a laugh.Filed under The United Kingdom
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