Venue: The Tiddy Tent, on Friday.

Tim Hubbard has lived and gardened in Cornwall since 1977. He was a BBC radio presenter for some twenty-five years, hosting news and current affairs programmes, for which he won several major awards. He also presented and produced arts and gardening features, documentaries and outside broadcasts. In 2002, Tim developed a unique partnership between the BBC and the Royal Horticultural Society, part of which involved building a prize-winning show garden at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

His most recent book, published in April this year is The Great Gardens of Cornwall…The People and their Plants.  It celebrates twenty-five years of this unique collaboration and tells the amazing stories of the owners and head gardeners who’ve created some of Cornwall’s most extraordinary gardens.  Tim, who’s hosted other events at the Port Eliot Festival in the past, and who well remembers visiting the old Elephant Fayre, will be chatting with Head of Gardens and Estate at Heligan, Iain Davies.   Together they’ll explain the Cornish heritage of the great plant hunters, reflect on the horticultural significance of Cornwall and reveal some of the garden’s best kept secrets.