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Tim Hubbard  in conversation

Sunday 22nd October, Midday, The Poly  Tickets: £8 and £5

Esteemed BBC broadcaster, author and garden writer Tim Hubbard takes us behind the scenes of the best horticultural destinations in the Duchy.​

Tim Hubbard reveals twenty of Cornwall’s lesser known gardens in a beautiful new book - The Secret Gardens of Cornwall - which is published this October.  Sumptuously illustrated by Rob and Jo Whitworth the book also tells some of Cornwall’s garden history, and Head Gardeners offer hints and tips to everyone.


At the festival Tim will be in conversation with Jacqui Owen, an expert on Falmouth’s free public gardens which are featured in the book. The two of them will be telling the stories of the landowners, seafarers, gardeners and plant hunters who have made Falmouth and its gardens such an important horticultural location.  

Tim will be providing some personal and practical insights too: discover what grows well, when and where to visit, and find out about his own new clifftop garden facing out across the Atlantic Ocean.

What they say:

'​What a beautiful book. I just want to rush off and see all the gardens that I haven’t seen already.' Rick Stein

'A glorious celebration of some of the finest gardens in a county whose climate makes them especially breathtaking.' Alan Titchmarsh

About Tim Hubbard:

Tim Hubbard is a former award-winning BBC presenter and journalist who has lived and gardened in Cornwall for over forty years. He now interviews at Literary Festivals around the country, guides private garden tours and also writes books as well as for newspapers and magazines including BBC Countryfile and RHS's The Garden. With his architect husband Nick Purchase, Tim is creating a new clifftop garden and is quickly learning to love any plant which can survive salt water spray and storm force winds!

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