PRINCE Charles has made the headlines for agreeing to appear on Gardeners' World, later this month, but Ledbury Allotment Association members are celebrating, too, after managing to attract Gardeners' Question Time to the town.

In fact, BBC Radio 4 will be recording two programmes in Ledbury on Monday July 23, in the Community Hall, Lawnside Road.

This is a very special year for the association, making the arrival of Gardeners' Question Time a double cause for jubilation.

A spokesman said: "The production team responded to an invitation from Ledbury Allotment Association to come to the town as part of the Association’s 10th anniversary celebrations of starting to grow fruit and vegetables on their site in Burton’s Lane, Wellington Heath.

“We feel very honoured that the Gardeners’ Question Time panel wanted to join us in Ledbury. We hope the event will be supported by the town and that people will bring lots of interesting questions for the panel.”

The doors will open for the audience at 5.30pm on the evening and the recording starts at 6.15pm.

The programmes will be aired on BBC Radio 4 on Friday, July 27 at 3pm, with a repeat on Sunday, July 29 at 2pm, and Friday, August 4, with a repeat two days later.

Tickets costing £4.50 each can be obtained from Number One Sandwich Bar in Bye Street, and the price includes a glass of fizz or non-alcoholic drink.

The spokesman added: "If you have a question for the panel, there is an appropriate form with the ticket to complete.

"Questions should be handed in on arrival at the Community Hall and a selection made just before recording starts of those that will be included in the programme. This doesn’t give panel members much time to prepare their answers!"