BBC Radio 4's much loved gardening show Gardeners' Question Time attracted a sell-out audience when it came to Winsford Academy Theatre on Tuesday evening.

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The two programmes recorded in Winsford will be broadcast on Friday, February 14 and Friday, March 13 Picture: Nick Jones

Horticultural experts answered questions from the public in a fun-filled evening.

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Gardeners' Question Time panel Matthew Wilson, Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew Picture: Nick Jones

"It was a fantastic event," said John Malam, vice chairman of Over Allotments Association, who hosted the event.

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A sell-out audience of more than 300 people watched the show being recorded at Winsford Academy Theatre Picture: Nick Jones

"Bunny Guinness, Matthew Wilson and Bob Flowerdew had no idea what they were going to be asked. The questions were chosen on the night by host Kathy Clugston and producer Laurence Bassett.

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Presenter Kathy Clugston hosted the show and chaired the panel

More than 300 people came from Winsford, Middlewich, Northwich, Knutsford and as far afield as Staffordshire, North Wales, Nottingham and the Wirral.

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The audience came from Winsford, Middlewich, Northwich, Knutsford and as far afield as Staffordshire, North Wales, Nottingham and the Wirral Picture: Nick Jones

"The chemistry between the panellists and the rapport they struck up with the audience was so genuine and heart-warming. It was a gardening programme with lots of life and plenty of good advice.

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Horticultural expert Bob Flowerdew Picture: Nick Jones

"It was fascinating to see the process from the start to finish and all the behind the scenes work that goes into making the programme."

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Panellist Bunny Guinness Picture: Nick Jones

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

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

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Twenty members of the audience were lucky enough to have their questions picked Picture: Nick Jones

"I was delighted that my question about greening of town centres was chosen and with the upcoming regeneration of Winsford town centre, which will include 'green corridors', I was very pleased with the panel's answers.

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John Malam was delighted that his question about the greening of town centres was chosen Picture: Nick Jones

"The programme will put our town on the map. The production company was very impressed by our great venue and hope to bring another radio show up here in the future."

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Sylvia Sant of Over Allotments was the lucky winner of the 'Bob doll' raffle prize, modelled on Bob Flowerdew and made by Winsford resident Joyce Cooper Picture: Nick Jones

Two programmes were recorded. The first will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 3pm on Friday, February 14, repeated at 2pm on Sunday, February 16.

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John Malam, vice chairman of Over Allotments Association and Mike Allen, chairman with a gnome presented to John for his allotment Picture: Nick Jones

The second will be aired on Friday, March 13 at 3pm, repeated on Sunday, March 15 at 2pm.