An Evening with Chris Beardshaw

Thursday 5 October 2017 at Chenderit School

“100 Plants That Almost Changed The World”, Tickets £15 each, Doors open at 6.30 pm

There will be a Pay Bar in operation all evening and in the Michael Heseltine Gallery an exhibition of work by John Sprakes ROI RBA MAFA

Following the talk Chris Beardshaw will be signing copies of his books.



Since childhood Chris has had a love of plants which has led to a lifelong career dedicated to horticulture and design.  Fresh and hugely creative, he is one of the industry’s leading lights. On screen and on air, he is loved by millions for his ability to communicate and share his rich vein of knowledge.

Off screen he is equally admired for his unique blend of skills, which he utilises in both design and education, where he is recognised as a true ambassador for the industry.


Chris runs a highly successful design and consultancy practice, which he established in 2001. His schemes cover a wide range of both commercial and private clients, as well as many public projects and he has also developed a strong international reputation with schemes in Bahrain, Japan, New Zealand, Russia and Singapore. Chris has been awarded 11 RHS Gold Medals & ‘The People’s Choice Award’ at Chelsea Show Garden a record three times.


Chris is part of the team of the much loved weekly gardening programme Beechgrove Garden which has been running for 35 years, broadcast on Sunday mornings on BBC2, from April to October.

He has also appeared on other garden related programmes on BBC1, BBC2, BBC4, ITV, Channel 4 and other networks.

He has been on the presenting team on the BBC Chelsea Flower Show coverage for the last 14 Years and is a long-standing panel member of BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time.

Chris has also found time to write a number of books related to plants and gardens.

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The venue will be signposted from the edge of the village. There is a large car park at the school and easy access for the disabled.