West Briton – Outline Productions BBC film crew shoot at Duchy College Rosewarne

A BBC film crew has descended on a local college to shoot a popular show.

The crew was joined by celebrity botanist James Wong at Duchy College Rosewarne to record the new series of the Great British Garden Revival.

The focus was on research scientist Ros Smith’s crusade to save rare and specialist species of rhododendrons.

She said: “It’s very exciting to be filmed for television and they came at just the right time, as the rhododendrons in bloom are very beautiful.

“We hope that the programme will bring more attention and publicity to the rhododendron conservation project and all of the research work that the college carries out.”

Ms Smith has been working with the National Trust and Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Andrew Counsell, head of Duchy College, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to show off the world-class research that the horticulture team at Rosewarne is carrying out.”

The Great British Garden Revival is expected to be screened in the autumn.