Pottering amongst the seeds and cuttings at the back of his ramshackle greenhouse in the garden of a Gloucestershire manor house is Herbert Pinnegar. Now in his twilight years he is full of memories and tales of a bygone era. In between potting up and potting on, he recounts his journey from orphan boy to legendary head gardener ‘Old Herbaceous’ and tells of his friendship with the lady of the house, Mrs. Charteris. Sown with seeds of gardening wisdom, this charming one man show is a love story – a humorous portrayal of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants.
“It’s Downton Abbey with gardening tips” The Guardian
An award-winning centre for the arts opened in 2009 which functions as a community centre, a mixed use arts facility and a base for Goole Town Council. Featuring a theatre space, the building is regularly used for live events, cinema screenings, workshops and other activities.