Phyllis Reiss

Listen to Gardening Women on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour

Hope everyone enjoyed Woman's Hour's Bank Holiday special on gardening women of all sorts today. Jane, Duchess of Northumberland was so impressive on her mission to transform the bleak land around Alnwick Castle. I can't wait to devote an area of my garden to night-time plantings inspired by Marylynn Abbott and Anne Jennings. Hear how Phyllis Reiss created those magical beds at Tintinhull. And, of course, it was great to be able to talk about those inspiring early women gardeners at Kew known as the 'Kewties' and 'Kewriousities' - not my puns!

If you missed it, you can listen to it online by following this link:

Woman's Hour Special on Gardening Women

Gardening Women on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour Monday 31 May at 10am

Woman's Hour wants to hear what gardening means to you for their special Bank Holiday Monday programme on women and gardening. Photographs and thoughts are being asked for.

In the programme, there will be contributions from Catherine Horwood, author of Gardening Women, as well as from the gardener in charge of NT Tintinhull designed by Phyllis Reiss and Penelope Hobhouse, and Jane, Duchess of Northumberland, inspired creator of the gardens at Alnwick Castle.