Cause UK’s MD Clair secured BBC’s popular Countryfile to film at the Himalayan Gardens and Sculpture Park for their autumn special.
Tune in 3 November
The broadcast date is Sunday 3 November and the programme will be show on BBC One at 17:15. The show is one of the most watched in the UK, with up to 6 million viewers.
Clair pitched a range of ideas to the producers for months on the run up to filming. The show then incorporated another attraction in North Yorkshire – Thorp Perrow – into the film. The episode will also include a segment from the Channel Island, Alderney.
Clair sourced a cellular biologist working with plants from Leeds University to explain on the show why leaves turn red in autumn and green in spring.
‘A slice of paradise’
Since helping to promote ‘Yorkshire’s Hidden Gem’, Cause UK has achieved a new Patron for the Himalayan Gardens – Joanna Lumley – who described it as a ‘slice of paradise’.
We began working with the Gardens for their spring season, significantly raising the profile of the attraction near Ripon which is ran by a charitable trust, The Hutts Foundation.
Media to date includes a live broadcast from the Gardens for ITV Tyne Tees and Calendar with drone footage trailered in the morning regional news broadcasts during Good Morning Britain. The gardens were featured in the Sunday Express gardening pages and the Sunday Telegraph, as well as part of a four-page feature in Period Living magazine. Extensive local and regional features included spreads in Yorkshire Living magazine and Yorkshire Life
Newspaper features and photo-led stories include Yorkshire Post, Northern Echo, Ripon Gazette and the Harrogate Advertiser. Cause UK also commissioned a film with the Yorkshire Post to showcase the gardens.
Online stories have ran on thebusinessdesk.com, On Magazine, Kitchen Garden blog and the Yorkshire Times. The Guardian also included the gardens in their travel feature on the Yorkshire Dales. Their October season featured in Living North magazine.
Will Roberts who runs the Gardens said: “We have recently started working with Clair at Cause and have already seen an increase in footfall on the back of the national coverage they have generated for the Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park – many thanks Clair & Ann.”
The Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park opens for autumn until November 3. For spring opening and further details visit. https://www.himalayangarden.com/visitor-information/opening-times/