Steve & Val Bradley
Daily 10.00am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4.00pm, find Steve & Val on South Lawn in the Gardening Doctors tent
Gardening Doctor Surgery with Steve & Val Bradley : Pick up top tips and friendly advice from the Gardening Doctors who will be on hand on South Lawn to answer any question relating to your plants or garden…bring your plants and questions along!
Steve Bradley grew up on a nursery, spent over 20 years teaching horticulture at colleges around England and is now a freelance garden writer and broadcaster. He studied horticulture at Writtle, Cannington and Pershore Colleges, achieving the RHS Master of Horticulture Diploma. He appeared on two TV series: Plant Life and Garden Doctors, three official Chelsea Flower Show videos and has made multiple gardening videos.
He can be found most Sunday mornings on BBC local radio in Kent or Surrey / Sussex, where he answers live phone-in questions. He has written (or co-written) around 50 books on a wide range of topics including pruning, pests & diseases, a revision of the famous Grafter’s Handbook and updates of some of the ever-popular ‘Expert’ books. Since 2002, he has been Gardening Correspondent for the Sun newspaper with wife Val and Peter Seabrook.
Val Bradley is a freelance garden writer who has been gardening since she could hold a trowel. Since training at Askham Bryan College, she has worked in garden centres and nurseries (including RHS Wisley), taught at horticultural college and written (or co-written) books on many aspects of gardening including houseplants, tools, fragrant plants and town gardens. She has also written magazine articles, answered live phone-in questions on local BBC radio and been resident expert on a magazine website forum. Since 2002 she has been Gardening Correspondent for The Sun newspaper with husband Steve and Peter Seabrook. Find her on Twitter @valgardening or see the website www.sungardening.co.uk
Find them in the GARDENING DOCTOR TENT on South Lawn. Bring your ailing plants along; guaranteed to solve all your gardening problems! Note from the Garden Show organisers: ‘there is nothing that these two experts don’t know about gardening!’
Val and Steve are busy rewriting the famous Gardening Expert books first made popular by Dr David Hessayon. Come and talk to them about it!