Bog garden attracts film crew for TV show
Centre celebrates 25th anniversary next year
AN ENVIRONMENT centre got a taste of show business when the BBC visited it to film a TV programme.
A team from the BBC show The Great British Garden Revival including presenter Joe Swift, went along to the Iver Environment Centre in Slough Road on Tuesday last week.
The crew were filming at the centre to record the progress of a new bog garden which is being installed at the site.
Schoolchildren from Godolphin Junior School in Slough attended to help out, and the film crew recorded the work which was going on.
The centre’s learning services manager Richard Pollard said: “It was a great day, and the children really enjoyed it.
“We are putting the bog garden in place to protect some of the species that we have living at the site.
“We have Great Crested Newts living there, and the bog garden will give them a good habitat.
“The film crew were there to show off the work that was going on.
“It is going to be our 25th anniversary next year and so we thought it would make an interesting feature for the programme.”
The bog garden will be available for people to see this summer with a number of different children’s activities.
A children’s summer play scheme is taking place at the site from today (Thursday), until Wednesday, September 3, and people will be able to see the bog during that time.
The show will be broadcast on BBC2 at a date which is to be confirmed.
For a full list of summer holiday features in South Bucks and the Chilterns, see pages 24-27
GETTING WET: (right and below) BBC’s Joe Swift filming at Iver Environment Centre, Slough Road, with Debra Frankiewicz and Mike Shadbolt from the centre and pupils from Godolphin School, Slough