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With today's instant access to a world of information and all at the click of a mouse, imagine, if you will, how Ralph would have seized upon this technology to promote his extraordinary skills as a landscape architect.

The following links are a brief look at some of the delights that Ralph had created before and after World War Two. They include footage taken at both the Chelsea Flower Show and the Ideal Home Exhibition. There's even a radio interview with his granddaughter, Angela Buck.

A delightful short film of the Chelsea Flower Show, 1939 (with sound).  The ideal Home Exhibition, 1947 (silent) and The Derry Gardens, 1938 (also with commentary).

Click here to view the video (running time 4'14")



This film, taken from the ITV 1, Countrywise programme, broadcast in 2009, has the Kensington Roof Gardens Head Gardener, David Lewis, talking with celebrity gardener, Rachel de Thame, about Ralph's 1938 creation, The Derry Gardens.

Click here to view the video (running time 4'09")


Broadcast on 14 March 2010, this BBC Radio Wales programme, 'Past Master', looked at the life and work of Ralph Hancock from a Welsh perspective. Those Interviewed include; David Lewis, Bob Priddle (Lecturer in Horticulture at Neath Port Talbot College), Robin Hull (webmaster of this site) and Angela Buck (Ralph's granddaughter).

Click here to listen again (running time 27'05")

The Secret Roof Gardens
Virgin Limited Edition continuously works hard to ensure all its
properties operate in an environmentally friendly and ultimately

sustainable way. The Roof Gardens in Kensington is a restaurant,
club, bar, event space and unsurprisingly a garden on a roof! The
entire Roof Gardens tea
m wanted to bring to life the work they
have been doing. Watch The Secret Roof Gardens to see the story
so far!

Click here to watch the video (running time 5'00)

BBC World Service Radio - 'My London' (24 June 2012)


As part of the 'My London' series on BBC Radio. Sir Richard Branson gave a short interview about how he became the owner of the Gardens in the Sky. Sir Richards segment is the first of this broadcast and lasts approximately 7 minutes. (01:10 - 08:25). Click here to listen.