If you missed out on a ticket, we’re so sorry. Please add your name to the waiting list and we will let you know if a place becomes available. But the good news is, you won’t miss out on hearing the show.  

BBC Radio 4 have confirmed the following dates that the two episodes will be aired: 

  • Episode 1 will be aired at 3pm on 5th July & 2pm on 7th July. 
  • Episode 2 will be aired at 3pm on 26th July & 2pm on 28th July  

If you have a ticket, read on to discover all you need to know about the evening 

YMCA Exeter, in collaboration with St David’s Church and Little Silver, is delighted to be welcoming the Radio 4 show Gardeners’ Question Time to Exeter on Tuesday 18th June.  

The show is recorded in a different location every week and this week we can’t wait to welcome Kathy Clugston, Bob Flowerdew, Chris Beardshaw and Christine Walkden to our green corridor in the heart of Exeter City Centre.  

Meet the team inspired by horticulture

Our area is called St David’s Hill – home to gardeners of all ages and backgrounds, committed to making an urban area beautiful for all. At the start of the street, you’ll find St David’s church with its wildflower regeneration area and public orchard. 

A few minutes walk from the church you reach YMCA Exeter, a charity committed to supporting young people who have come out of homelessness or care. Horticulture is central to the therapy YMCA Exeter offers, encouraging residents to step out of their rooms, learn new skills and enjoy the wonders of nature.  

Cross over the road from YMCA Exeter and you’ll find the most delightful square, surrounded by houses on all sides, but packed full of wildflowers and colour. This is Little Silver, managed by four neighbours.

What to expect from the evening

During the evening, two episodes of Gardeners’ Question Time will be recorded with the chance for live questions from our audience. Please arrive from 5pm so you have time to submit a gardening question.  

The panel of judges will read through all the questions before choosing the audience members that will be taking part.  

  • Date: Tuesday 18th June.
  • Time: Please arrive at 5pm. Show will finish at 8pm.
  • Location: St David’s Church, Queen’s Terrace, Exeter EX4 4HR
  • Ticket price: £4.50 (plus Eventbrite booking fee) – to cover costs for the evening

Please read through these important details before you buy a ticket: 

  • Advanced ticket access only. There will be no tickets sold on the door
  • Light refreshments will be served between 5-6pm only
  • The recording starts at 6pm and will go on until 8pm with no interval
  • St David’s Church has no parking, so if you’re driving to the venue, please plan your journey in advance. 

If you have any questions please call YMCA Exeter on 01392 410530