Wong plans to bring Science to TV

After two successful BBC TV series in the past year plus RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold, James Wong has said he wants to "go hard core" to popularise gardening science next.

The Grow Your Own Drugs ethnobotanist won Malaysia's first gold medal for a Chelsea show garden and said there are plenty more where that came from.

Wong said his heart lies in garden design rather than TV: "I'd love to do another show garden. I'm very excited that the Malaysia tourism minister has suggested they might do it again.

"We will of course if asked, there's no question. I hope they consider us. Malaysia has so much horticulture that's so different we could readily do a different garden every year."

He added: "I'm talking about lots of TV things. I want to do hard core ethnobotany - the science and nitty-gritty. Grow Your Own Drugs was fabulous but I'm interested in other areas of TV. I want to make science and horticulture cool for younger people."

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