TV gardening legend digs in at St Albans nursery

Charlie Dimmock visits Ayletts Nurseries in St Albans

Charlie Dimmock visits Ayletts Nurseries in St Albans - Credit: Archant

Dimmock is her name, and gardening is her game - celebrity gardener Charlie Dimmock returned to her roots by sharing tips with fellow green thumbs at a St Albans nursery recently.

Gardening enthusiasts attended workshops as well as question and answer sessions hosted by the star at Aylett Nurseries, North Orbital Road.

Always quick with a quip, Charlie, who formerly presented TV show Ground Force with Alan Titchmarsh, once said: “A world without gardening is a world without organised plants” and that her favourite type of flower was a “self-raising” one.

An Aylett spokeswoman said the nursery was “buzzing” during the celebrity’s visit.

She added: “Charlie was great; very natural and charming. She walked around the nursery and talked to visitors. She is very much part of the horticultural world, and in demand.

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“We asked her to visit because Aylett Nurseries is in its 60th year and we wanted to do something special for our customers - we thought a gardening celebrity like Charlie would help people learn more about gardening.”

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