EXCITEMENT is mounting as BBC Radio 4's much loved weekly gardening show comes to Winsford.

Gardeners' Question Time will be recorded in front of an audience at Winsford Academy on Tuesday, February 4.

Over Allotments Association is hosting the show.

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Gardeners' Question Time will be recorded in Winsford Academy

Vice chairman John Malam said: "We’ve had requests for approaching 200 tickets and I can see it’s going to be a sell-out show with a capacity audience expected.

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Members of the audience will be able to ask questions

"People are coming from far and wide, Holmes Chapel, Middlewich, Tarporley, Warrington, Northwich, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Nantwich."

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The show will be chaired by BBC presenter Kathy Clugston

Horticultural experts will answer questions posed from members of the audience on the evening of the recording.

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Bunny Guinness will be answering gardeners' questions

The BBC has confirmed that the panel will include Bob Flowerdew, Bunny Guinness and Matthew Wilson, chaired by presenter Kathy Clugston.

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Bob Flowerdew will be on the panel

"We sent our application in eight years ago," said John. "I never gave up hope and was delighted when I got a call to say Winsford was booked for a visit.

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Matthew Wilson will be sharing his horticultural knowledge

"It's great news for Over Allotments and for Winsford which will be given a massive shout-out by the BBC when the programmes are broadcast later this year.

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The show is broadcast from a different venue around the UK each week

Members of the public are invited to come along, ask questions and watch two programmes being recorded.

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It is estimated that 35,000 questions have been asked by audiences since the show started in 1947

Anyone who has a question can write it on the ticket and hand it in on the night between 5.30pm and 6.10pm.

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Two programmes of the long established weekly programme will be recorded in front of an audience at Winsford Academy

Tickets priced £4.50, including a complimentary drink on arrival, can be reserved by completing a booking form at overallotments.co.uk/gqt.html.

Anyone who has difficulties sending the form can email overallotments@overallotments.co.uk or call John Malam on 01606 863540.