How Does Your Garden Grow?: Betty Brittain

How Does Your Garden Grow?: Betty Brittain

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Details

Location

Strangford Lough

Year

1992

Date

Transmission 20/10/1992

Length

25min 22sec

Audio

sound

Format

Betacam

colour

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Philip Wood and David Wilson explore the garden of County Down native, Betty Brittain. 

The proximity of the sea and warm sunshine provide the perfect ambience, as Betty strolls through a garden bursting with colour - Rosa and Geum flowers, the Franiscana shrub and the Lavatera Arborea are amongst the plants featured.

As Betty explains, careful planning has allowed for all the plants to flourish, with trees providing strategic shelter for more fragile species. The programme also features scenic shots of nearby animal life and a recounting of the history of the Fuchsia flower.

 

Notes

Late Philip Woods developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of botany and horticulture and bred new varieties of plants and flowers for the nurseries in Northern Ireland. Before he settled down in NI he served in the Royal Corps of Signals and saw active service in many countries around the world during WWII. After the war, Philip took up the post of manager of the Slieve Donard Nursery in Newcastle, County Down. He was also one of the founding members of the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team and was appointed as its first leader. Later when retired, he devoted his time to designing gardens and providing advice, sharing his knowledge through gardening classes, lectures, newspaper articles, radio programmes

Credits

An Ulster Television production

Presented by Philip Wood and David Wilson

Featured: Betty Brittain  

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