Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Britton charms estate visitors
Published 06/05/14



TV presenter Fern Britton charmed visitors during the filming of a new TV series made at the Mapledurham Estate.

The Big Allotment Challenge, which is being shown on BBC 2 on every Tuesday evening, was filmed over four months last summer.

The six-part series is presented by Britton and the judges are Jim Buttress of the Royal Horticultural Society, former Telegraph food writer Thane Prince and florist Jonathan Moseley.

Estate secretary Lola Andrews said: “We hardly noticed the crew when they were here. They were no bother at all and it was lovely to get a bit of use out of that side of the estate.

“Fern was absolutely charming. She popped round to have a look at the mill after filming one day and had a chat with some of the visitors. We would absolutely love to have them back if they decide to do a second series.”


Mrs Andrews said she had already had visitors asking about the show after they recognised the gardens on TV.

She said: “When we opened to the public recently one lady asked if she could have a walk around the garden where it was filmed.

“Unfortunately, that area isn’t open to visitors but I’m sure we will have more people asking as the show continues.”

In the programme, nine pairs of gardeners compete to win rosettes as best grower, flower arranger and produce maker.

In a format similar to BBC’s popular show The Great British Bake Off, one pair is voted off each week before the winners are unveiled in the final, which will be screened later this month.

PUBLISHED 06/05/14



 
MOST POPULAR
Deck could be solution to parking shortage
OAP arrested in connection with shooting death
Men charged after assaulting police officers
Couple raise £130,000 in 20 years in memory of son
Swiss Farm wins national award
House fire tackled in Nettlebed
NHS sued by dead patient
Tree blocks main road into Henley
 
 
LATEST LIFESTYLE HEADLINES
High standards yield outstanding results
Re-accredited by Montessori to recognise quality
Outstanding school
New Discovery is on the right track
Fall in petrol prices to fuel £4.3billion boom in car sales
Citroen’s clever C4 Cactus has oodles of joie de vivre
School unveils its 2020 vision
Discovering the excellence that lies within each of us
Innovative approach to treating cellulite
Rain or shine, enjoy the panoramic view
John Deere mower is on special offer
Training for riding and road safety test makes horse sense
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Hospital ready at last
Third Thames bridge not a “done deal”
Plans for children's home angers residents
Town says farewell & hello to town clerk
Full Festival line-up announced
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 149429
www.higgsprinitng.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
  HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD. Telephone (01491) 419400  
© Higgs & Co (Printing) Limited 2012  |  Registered in England number 1418717