Tatton’s Gardeners Go Global!
Sam and his colleague Simon Tetlow (Garden Team Leader) will be regularly filmed for the Broadband Television channel (the only such channel devoted to gardening). The Garden Channel has been running for 18 months and regularly streams over 60,000 gardening videos a month during the summer. The Tatton podcasts are also available on iTunes; one of only a handful of gardening advice films accessible from the iTunes library. Within 72 hours of the first video podcast hitting the iTunes store it had been downloaded more than 1100 times.
The team have already covered tips about pruning acers and under-going winter jobs. The second podcast covers a wide range of subjects from hardwood cuttings to pruning wisterias and forcing rhubarb.
Sam Youd, Gardens Manager commented “The Garden Channel team first had to explain that a podcast wasn’t something to do with peas and beans .. but we’ve soon got the hang of it! One real advantage for people tuning in is the immediacy of the footage – it’s been great to be able to film one day and see the footage the next and Simon and I are really enjoying working with the Garden Channel. We hope this is just the start of a great, creative partnership”.
Mark Hampshire of Splash Broadcast, who run The Garden Channel commented “There is no better backdrop than a 300 year old walled garden to inspire gardeners, and the knowledge and advice that Sam and Simon give in the films is second to none”.
So there’s no longer any need to plough through hefty gardening tomes or dig out your horticultural handbooks; expert gardening advice can now be held in the palm of your hand or at the end of your green-fingered fingertips!
The garden team have also recently started a blog. Follow them here http://tattonparkgardeners.blogspot.com/ to hear about their garden news, seasonal highlights and top tip gardening tips.