Bog gar­den at­tracts film crew for TV show

Cen­tre cel­e­brates 25th an­niver­sary next year

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - by Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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

Pho­tos by Chris Berry www.buyapho­totms.co.uk NL201410084

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

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