Christine Walkden is a British television presenter and gardener, best known for her appearances on gardening programmes and The One Show. She has hosted her own series, Christine’s Garden on the BBC.
Walkden trained at the Lancashire College of Agriculture and then worked at two experimental horticultural stations, before moving to The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew based at Wakehurst Place, where she looked after the growing side of the seed physiology unit. After several more jobs she undertook a career change and became a freelance horticulturist, lecturing nationally and internationally.
She has presented on BBC’s Gardeners’ World and various other TV and radio programmes and is a past winner of the Garden Writers’ Guild Radio Broadcasting Award.
In 1993, Walkden’s book, The Houseplant Almanac, was published, and in 2007 A Year in Christine’s Garden – The Secret Diary of a Garden Lover was published to accompany the television series. In 2011, her third book, No-Nonsense Vegetable Gardening, was published. Walkden previously wrote a weekly column in Amateur Gardening magazine and is a regular contributor to Choice magazine.
Walkden also appeared as a guest on the December 2008 special of Shooting Stars. In 2013, she presented an episode of Great British Garden Revival. In 2014, Walkden presented the BBC series Glorious Gardens from Above where she viewed various large gardens in the UK from a hot air balloon and visited them on the ground.
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