Priesthill URC grills Gardeners’ Question Time about sprouts


Rev Caro Smyth, the community minister at Priesthill United Reformed Church in Glasgow, grilled the panel on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time about Brussels sprouts when the programme came to the city this week.

Waste ground behind the church’s building, known as The Hall, has been transformed into The People’s Garden.

Social housing provider Sanctuary Scotland and building firm Graham Construction, which together have built 80 homes in Priesthill, helped to complete the project, along with individuals from groups that use The Hall on Peat Road.

The garden was designed by Lucy Cunningham from environmental charity Urban Roots using ideas from The Hall community and opened in May.

Four others from The People’s Garden accompanied Caro to the recording at the National Piping Centre and Caro’s question about which variety of Brussels sprout to grow was the first to be put to the panel of experts.

The show was broadcast at 3pm on Friday 12 December and will be repeated at 2pm on Sunday 14 December.

The episode is also available to hear on the BBC Radio 4 website at