Potpourri Magazine

The unexpected gardener - Lorraine Kelly

The popular ITV broadcaster enjoys gardening and has talked about finding it a great form of escapism - particularly during stressful times like lockdown.  ‘It’s lovely to just get outside for a while.  I tend to pop in my...

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The secret gardener - Nigel Havers

When he’s not on screen or stage, actor Nigel Havers enjoys working in the garden, describing himself as a keen gardener.

Becoming a home owner, after buying a house in Wandsworth in the 1980s, was what first ignited his interest -...

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The secret gardener - Ben Shepherd

When he’s not presenting TV programmes including Good Morning Britain, Ben Shepherd enjoys spending time in his garden with his wife Annie and two boys Sam and Jack.

Pictures of his lovely garden posted on social media include one of...

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The secret gardener - Kate Garraway

The TV and radio presenter has talked about how her garden has been a great comfort, while her husband Derek Draper continues to suffer the effects of Covid 19.

Their large London garden with its mature fruit trees and roses,...

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The secret gardener - Kate Humble

The wildlife TV presenter has always been passionate about nature, but seems to be becoming increasingly keen on gardening.  One of her latest passions is growing dahlias.  “When I hit 50 I suddenly thought, ‘I really want dahlias in my...

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The secret gardener - Julie Walters

Julie Walters is one of our best-loved actresses, but she is just as happy pottering about in the garden as treading the boards these days.  She even celebrated being made a Dame by weeding her garden!

‘I like being at...

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The secret gardener - Emilia Fox

The actress, famed for her role in the BBC drama Silent Witness, loves to unwind in her garden.  ‘I’m a big gardener, I love gardening’ she says, recently telling Woman & Home magazine that at some stage in her life...

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The unexpected gardener - Mary Berry

Much-loved food writer, TV presenter and former Great British Bakeoff judge Mary Berry may be renowned for her baking, but less well known is her love of gardening.  ‘In another life I may have been a gardener’ Mary once said...

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The unexpected gardener - Dame Judi Dench

As if being a brilliant actress and generally classy woman isn’t enough, Judi is also passionate about nature.  She is often seen at RHS Chelsea and has a peachy-coloured David Austin rose named after her.

But her big passion is...

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The Unexpected Gardener - Helen Mirren

The Oscar-winning actress is a great believer in the power of gardening and has mentioned its benefits in various interviews over the years.

She recently spoke about how it soothes her anxieties.  'I love to spend time in my garden. ...

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The unexpected gardener - Zoe Ball

Radio 2 presenter, Zoe Ball is enjoying her beautiful new garden having moved from Brighton to a village in the Sussex countryside.  She proudly posted on Instagram an image of the courtyard area with its wisteria-clad red brick walls and...
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