Charlotte Petts, presenter of Growing Wild on Brighton’s community radio station RadioReverb, was awarded The Alan Titchmarsh New Talent Award last night [23 November] at The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017, the so-called gardening ‘Oscars’.
The prestigious awards ceremony celebrates ‘the best of horticultural communications, recognising the talent, skill and inspiration of garden media professionals’. Open for anyone to enter, the awards give new talent and established players the opportunity to have their work recognised and judged by experts in the field.
Speaking of Charlotte Petts and her work on Growing Wild, RadioReverb’s nature based show which explores the countryside and urban spaces of Brighton and beyond, the judges said: “Ultimately, Charlotte won out with original, rich content, relevant to novices and keen gardeners alike, drawing out fascinating narratives from her interviewee’s without saying too much herself.”
Growing Wild airs on RadioReverb at 5pm on the last Sunday of each month. The show covers topics as diverse as wild food, foraging, wild swimming and adventure and is sponsored by Infinity Foods.
On receiving her award, which took the form of an embossed Wedgwood plant pot, Charlotte said “It’s really exciting to have been awarded The Alan Titchmarsh New Talent Award for Growing Wild. It was such an honour to have been nominated alongside so many talented people, so I was surprised to have been crowned the winner. I couldn’t be more pleased!”
The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017 ceremony was held at the world-famous Savoy, London on 23 November, and was hosted by broadcaster Gyles Brandreth.
If that wasn’t reason enough for RadioReverb to celebrate, Lance Dann also won Best Drama Producer last night at the Audio Production Awards for his bio-thriller Blood Culture, produced by Resonance FM which aired on RadioReverb over Halloween.