|After being approached by the BBC's production team in October 2015, I finally got to have a film crew arrive in my garden on the 25th August. The 5 minute film was shown in the programme, aired on the 23rd September 2016. The programme's Facebook page, billed the episode as including a beautiful garden by the sea! Driftwood!|
The Gardeners' World web site said, Geoff Stonebankss amazing garden near Seaford in East Sussex is well worth a visit if you happen to be in the area, discover an exuberant garden and gardener whose small space is packed with plants.
Click below to see a copy of the final cut.
There were many lovely comments posted on social media after the show was broadcast! Carolyn Smith said "Brilliant piece on GW beautiful design, accessible & encouraging. We both watched it saying he's right we could do that." Anjie said "Just seen Driftwood on Gardeners' World, what a fab small garden x" Linda said " So beautiful! I've never seen so many beautiful plants. Thank you so much for sharing. I will be looking some more today." Eileen Elder said"It was a stunning garden, a masterpiece of integrated plants and sculptures."
Below are a few stills from the film broadcast with a new, additional presenter, Jane Moore.
Pictures of the wonderful day they recorded the film are shown below.
Below, the crew arrive at Driftwood for an 0830 start.
The introduction was filmed in the front garden with new presenter Jane Moore.
Geoff gets miked up ready for filming.
The action soon moved to the back garden where Jane chatted to Geoff about the garden on camera.
Tactics were then discussed with director Emma Fitzmaurice and the crew.
Jane and Geoff take a break between filming.
Setting up a scene.
Light, camera, action!
In full swing!
Filming in the centre of the garden.
I'm ready for my close up!
And.... so is the garden.
It's a wrap!
I received a lovely e mail from the dirtector, Emma, after the filming. Hi Geoff, Thanks for your lovely email and the pic! We really enjoyed filming with you, it was a great day. Your garden is fabulous. And the cake was excellent too! I hope you and Mark had a good Bank Holiday weekend. We'll be in touch about the broadcast date. All the best, Emma x