Carol Klein is no stranger to TV. She’s made regular appearances on beloved shows like Gardeners’ World and appeared numerous times at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show – and now, Carol is the face of Channel 5’s latest outdoor venture, Gardening with Carol Klein.
Not only has her career afforded her appearances on TV screens, but she’s been in the presence of very famous people, including royalty.
During an unearthed interview on Gardeners’ World, Carol recalled how much the Queen Mother enjoyed the annual Chelsea Flower Show before her death in 2001, and even revealed a sweet anecdote from her time at the horticulture shows back in the nineties.
“You couldn’t keep the Queen Mother out of Chelsea – she loved it!,” she said. “She used to be driven around in a golf buggy and would ask her driver to stop near me so we could chat about my flowers.” She added: “I’ve met Prince Charles and the Queen – who loves gardens so she’s keen to chat.”
Carol’s latest venture, Channel 5’s Gardening, began earlier this year with its first series, providing expert knowledge and tips on how to keep your outdoor space in pristine condition, even if you’re new to the hobby.