Gardeners’ Question Time’s very own Matt Biggs will be joined by a fantastic panel of gardening experts including members of Eden’s own Living Landscapes team. Send us your questions in advance or during the session, whatever you want to know, from creating garden colour in winter, what to grow in your veggie patch over the next few months, the best things to grow in small spaces or handy hints, tips and gardening secrets – they’ll have the answers!
Photo: Kathryn Nichols
Matthew Biggs is a gardener, writer and broadcaster, and regular panel member on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’. He is author of several books including ‘Gardening at Eden and how to do it at home’.
Dr Waheed Arshad
Waheed completed his PhD in collaboration with the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership (Wakehurst Place) at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. As well as being a keen naturalist, he now leads a team of botanists and horticulturalists at Candide Gardening – the place for visiting gardens, buying plants, and sharing the joy of all things green.
Paul Stone is a Landscape Gardener, Designer and Horticulturalist with 40 years of experience working on projects in Britain and abroad. He has been Head of Horticulture at the Eden Project since 2019. On behalf of Eden he has worked on collaborative projects with the Maldives and Kosovan governments and numerous British based organisations and is currently working on Eden’s contribution to EXPO 2021 in Dubai. He designed and project managed Eden’s two social gardening projects funded by Communities and Local Government with Homeless groups and rehabilitating Prisoners coming together to grow and build for the 2010 and 2011 Chelsea Flower Shows, which both won Silver medals!
Catherine has worked at Eden for 20 years within the horticultural team, where she has been involved with the planting and establishment of the Rainforest Biome, delivering a range of short term horticultural exhibits at Eden and elsewhere, and the development of the Mediterranean Biome. Before joining Eden she worked with the Royal Horticultural Society and worked with gardens and projects internationally in Borneo, Malaysia and India.
Colin has been at Eden for three years and is an educator in the outdoor gardens. As part of the outdoor team he looks after the dahlia and sweet pea exhibits as well as fruit and vegetable displays and Wild Cornwall. He has also worked on the innovative horticultural exhibits that are part of Eden’s input to the Sustainability Pavilion at EXPO 2021 in Dubai. Before joining the Eden team he managed a succulent nursery and worked as a gardener on St. Michael’s Mount.