BBC Gardeners World filming at Martin Cook Studio

This week Joe Swift and the BBC Gardeners World team visited Martin Cook’s garden and workshop to film a piece that will be shown on BBC in August.

Joe Swift talked to Martin about his history of Chelsea Flower Show medal winning gardens.  Martin has designed three winning gardens since 2011.  The first, The Literary Garden, won him a silver/gilt medal.  2013 saw Martin’s Mindfulness Garden win Gold, and this year he won a second Gold medal with The Antithesis of Sarcophagi Garden which he co designed with Gary Breeze.

Joe and the BBC film crew filmed around the gardens, discussing Martin’s carved pieces that appear in various parts of his Chiltern garden.

Martin Cook’s hand carved stone artworks can be seen in private gardens and public spaces all around the World.  Each pieces is designed at the drawing board, hand carved in the traditional way with hammer and chisel.

Martin Cook and Joe Swif filming for BBC

Joe Swift films at Martin Cook’s private garden

Martin Cook talking about is stone artwork for BBC Gardeners world

Joe Swift and Martin talk about his hand carved garden art

Martin Cook Studio

Filming for BBC Gardeners World

Joe Swifts intro to Martin Cooks garden

Joe Swift filming for Gardeners World

Martin Cook Studio

Joe & martin installing hand carved welsh slate standing stone

Martin Cooks sons watching film for BBC Gardeners Worl

Matthew and Jonty watching on

Summer at Dovecot Studio

Summer at Dovecot Studio

hand carved riven welsh slate bench by Martin Cook

Hand carved riven Welsh slate bench

Hand carved greens late sundial with gilded detail

Hand carved green slate sundial by Martin Cook

Welsh riven slate Enjoy Life standing stone carved , design and written by Martin Cook

Riven Welsh slate standing stone by Martin Cook