IT’S been described as ‘Downton Abbey with gardening tips’ and the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants will be on stage at Ralph Court Gardens on Saturday.

In this one-man tour de force, Giles Shenton truly lives the part of legendary head gardener Herbert Pinnegar, inviting audiences to become a part of a private chat from a bygone, comforting age.

An acute and sometimes hilarious observation of relationships between the classes in a simpler age, ‘Old Herbaceous’ by Alfred Shaughnessy is sprinkled with witticisms and epigrams.

The evening blossoms into tender humour, in the traditionally understated English style of the early 20th century.

Directed by Simon Downing, the play presented by Kick In The Head Theatre Productions is at Ralph Court Gardens on Saturday, May 18. To book visit or call 01885 483225.