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Christine Walkden


Following a varied career in horticulture (since the age of ten), Christine decided to put her vast experience to good use and is now a 

A past presenter on BBC’s Gardeners World, a presenter of her own series on BBC2, Christine’s Garden, she also broadcasts on local and national radio and is a past horticulturist, lecturing both nationally and internationally.   freelance plants-woman and 

winner of the Garden Writers Guild Radio Broadcasting Award.  Christine appears on BBC Breakfast, GMTV and The Paul O’Grady Show and is the resident gardening experts for BBC 1`s The One Show.

In between all of this Christine also works for many of the horticultural colleges and professional trade organizations.  She has written two books and numerous articles 

 for specialist societies.  Christine has been writing for Jersey Choice Magazine since July 2008.


Mike Stentiford, MBE


Mike, originally from Exeter in Devon, has been an enthusiast of Jersey’s natural environment since his arrival in the island in the mid 1950s.

From 1975-1980, he ran Jersey’s Young Ornithologists Club after which Mike became group leader of the Jersey Branch of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and in 1991 received the RSPB Presidents Award.

He is currently President of the National Trust for Jersey.

Mike became the Countryside Education/Interpretation Officer with the States of Jersey in 1992, a position he held until retirement in 2000. 

 He is the author of 3 books, an autobiography ‘Blame the Badger’ and The Birdwatchers Jersey 1 and 2, he also writes a weekly nature article in the Jersey Evening Post.

Mike received his MBE in the Queen’s New Year honours list in 2000.






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