Ealing beekeeper John Chapple, the Queen’s beekeeper, appears on ITV’s The Queen’s Garden on Christmas Day at 3.10pm. Both Andy Pedley and John took part in filming, and we’re looking forward to watching John with his hives at Buckingham Palace. Tune in after the Queen’s speech.
The Queen’s Garden
Thursday 25th December at 3:10pm on ITV
Queen’s Garden, Episode 1: The first of two programmes in which Alan Titchmarsh gets exclusive access to the royal gardens at Buckingham Palace for a whole year. He watches the garden change over the four seasons and reveals its hidden treasures that have evolved over five centuries. In the first part, he arrives along with 8,000 others to attend the Queen’s summer garden party, but unlike the other guests, he has a different itinerary. He begins by venturing into the garden’s wilder spaces where nature has been left to rule. He meets the Queen’s bee keeper John Chapple, delves into the history of the garden and finds its oldest tree. Late summer is the ideal time to visit the rose garden with its 18th-century summer house. Later, as Christmas arrives, Alan helps royal florist Sharon Gaddes-Croasdale bring in plants to decorate the palace.
Caption: A bee rests on the thumb of the Queen’s beekeeper John Chapple.