Evesham Observer – New TV date for Croome

A NATIONAL Trust parkland near Pershore will hit the TV screens next week.

The park at Croome Court is to feature in BBC Two’s Great British Garden Revival which will be shown at 7pm on Wednesday, January 8.

Presented by Matt James, half the episode will focus on shrubs and shrubberies and see the TV gardener visit Croome’s 18th Century parkland to find its shrubbery was once one of the most fashionable places to be seen.

The Great British Garden Revival team filmed an interview with Croome property manager Michael Forster-Smith, who showed the cameras the area’s picturesque shrubs along the winding paths in the park.

“We were so pleased to be featured in an episode of the Great British Garden Revival and we can’t wait to see it aired in early January,” Mr Forster-Smith said.

“The production team chose a perfect place to show off the best shrubberies have to offer us and we will show viewers how great they are for privacy and screening, backdrops, focal points, fragrance, flower and foliage.

“The programme has also given us a brief but fantastic opportunity to show Croome at its autumnal best to the nation.”