Gardening against the odds
Two gardeners reveal creative ways to overcome physical challenges – one with an upper limb difference and the other, hearing and visual impairment
Sue Kent has delighted viewers of Gardeners’ World during lockdown, as she demonstrated creative ways to overcome the challenges of gardening with an upper limb difference. She reveals how she created her Welsh coastal garden using, mostly, her feet and – following her appearance on the TV show – the questions most frequently asked by viewers.
Sonal Sumaria has found ways to garden with hearing and visual impairment. She shares how she uses her other senses to help her identify what’s around her in the garden – and what she would like to see improve in colleges and workplaces to encourage more young people with disabilities to become professional gardeners.
Listen now to this fascinating discussion, with Sue Kent, Sonal Sumaria and Miranda Janatka, staff writer at BBC Gardeners' World Magazine:
Find out more
- The Thalidomide Trust
- Sue Kent's garden on BBC Gardeners' World
- Sue Kent’s instagram
- Gardening for Disabled Trust
- Access To Work Scheme
- Thrive: Carry on Gardening - For blind and partially sighted people
- Royal National Institute of the Blind - Guidance for education professionals
- Darlac Cut n Hold Snapper Pruner Long Handle Reach (Amazon)