Garden star Christine back for two VIP dates

Christine Walkden is back in the North West at Ribchester and Myerscough College
Christine Walkden is back in the North West at Ribchester and Myerscough College

Celebrity horticulturalist, writer and broadcaster, Christine Walkden is back on her north west home ground this week.

She’ll be fitting in visits to Ribchester and her old college, Myerscough College, near Garstang.

Christine will be the VIP guest officially opening The Glasshouse cafe at Stydd Gardens, Stoneygate Lane, Ribchester today. The ticket only event is fully booked.

The cafe is a new venture for former BBC Radio Lancashire producer and manager Alison Brown.

Set in a beautiful garden the cafe itself is filled with flowers and plants.

Then on Friday a full day visit to Myerscough College will give Christine the opportunity to meet landscaping and horticulture students and staff, including those on the Royal Horticultural Society programme.

Lancastrianborn Christine, from Rishton, is well known for her appearances on programmes including BBC’s ‘The One Show’ and ‘Gardeners’ World’.

She trained at Myerscough College, then known as the Lancashire College of Agriculture, in the 1970s, gaining a National Diploma in Amenity Horticulture in 1978.

She became an Honorary Fellow of the College in 2012 in recognition of her 
achievements as a Horticulturist and Plantswoman, both nationally and internationally, along with her success in education, training and 
broadcasting sectors.

On Friday Christine will be inspecting Myerscough’s extensive gardens, plots and greenhouses.