A passionate gardener and well-known supporter of the organic approach, The Prince has spent nearly 40 years transforming the gardens at Highgrove (the private residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire).
On Wednesday July 18, he will be interviewed at Highgrove by the show’s presenter Adam Frost about the threats posed by pests and diseases to our native plants and trees.
Adam said: “Back in February I was invited to a meeting at Highgrove with members from across the horticultural industry to discuss the problem of pests and diseases and what could be done about them.
“One of the outcomes was Action Oak: a campaign launched at RHS Chelsea Flower show to help protect our iconic oak. It is made up of charities, environmental organisations and landowners who are using their combined knowledge to safeguard the beautiful trees. The Prince then invited me back to Highgrove to explain why we as gardeners also need to do our bit.”
Adam will explore The Prince’s love of gardens and the British landscape, and discuss the steps that his Royal Highness is taking to avoid the spread of plant diseases such as Dutch Elm Disease, Ash Dieback and Phytophthora Ramorum through his management of the Duchy of Cornwall Estate, which covers 53,000 hectares of land across 23 counties, including Highgrove.