Television gardener Christine Walkden has won a top TV award for her BBC series Glorious Gardens From Above.
Christine, who is resident gardener on The One Show and one of Amateur Gardening’s weekly Q&A experts, saw her series presented with the Royal Television Society’s award for Best Daytime Series last month.
Christine said: “I’m rather chuffed that a gardening series pulled off this award.
“It goes to show that with enthusiasm, enormous hard work, great filming skills, great contributors and gardens – that a gardening series can win such an accolade.”
Glorious Gardens from Above, which used drones to give viewers a birds-eye view of gardens, was Christine’s biggest TV project of her career – filmed from June to October last year.
Asked to name her most special moment, Christine told AG: “It had to be interviewing Beth Chatto [the plantswoman who founded Beth Chatto Gardens in Essex].
“I wanted to talk to Beth about Andrew’s [her late husband’s] contribution to the garden. In recent years this hasn’t been mentioned, but it was their partnership that created the garden.”
Christine said it had been “very touching” to receive so many compliments from the public, face-to-face and via social media, about Glorious Gardens From Above.”
She said viewers had used words such as “brilliant, fantastic, inspirational, informative and a treat”.