Jim Buttress at Lowdham Book Festival

Jim Buttress at Lowdham Book Festival
  • Southwell Road Community Room, Magna Meadows, Old Tannery Drive, Lowdham, Notts NG14 7PS
    Southwell Road Community Room
    Magna Meadows Old Tannery Drive Lowdham, Notts NG14 7PS UNITED KINGDOM
  • 23/06/2016 13:30 - 23/06/2016 15:45


With his trademark bowler hat and clipboard, Jim Buttress, The People's Gardener, is a familiar figure to garden lovers. As a judge of the RHS, he presides over the country's favourite flower shows, including Chelsea and Hampton Court. He also judged the Britain in Bloom competition for over twenty-five years, and appeared on the BBC's The Big Allotment Challenge. But how did this practical gardener from Purley go on to have one of the most impressive careers in British horticulture? In this warm and funny memoir, Jim takes us from his boyhood obsession with Percy Thrower to his ten-year stint as Superintendent of the Central Royal Parks.