Growth spurt – Lucy Hall on how BBC Gardeners’ World mag became an essential companion to thousands during the pandemic

When Lucy Hall wants to remind herself why the magazine she edits, BBC Gardeners’ World, has been in such high demand during the pandemic, she only needs to step into her own garden.

“I think gardening has maintained all of our sanity in the last year and, like our readers, I have used it as an escape valve,” she says.

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