Mike chats to… Tom Hart Dyke

In 2000, modern day plant hunter, Tom Hart Dyke attempted to cross one of the world’s most hostile terrains, the Darien Gap, between Panama and Columbo. He was on a plant hunting mission to track down rare and unseen orchids.

Just six days into their crossing, Tom and his travelling companion, Paul Winder, were kidnapped at gunpoint and held hostage for nine months, under the constant threat of execution.

On Tuesday, 13 October, 7pm (GMT), I talk to Tom LIVE about his horrific ordeal, plant hunting and his magnificent ‘World Garden’ in Lullingstone, Kent and much more.

Join us LIVE on Instagram (@mikepalmer01) to hear all about Tom’s amazing story.

Mike met Tom recently at ‘The World Garden’ in Lullingstone, Kent.

Mike chats to… Jo Thompson

Please join me tomorrow, 15 September, 7pm GMT when I will be chatting live to four times gold medal winning, Chelsea Flower Show garden designer Jo Thompson.

We will be chatting live on Instagram under my profile, @mikepalmer01.

And don’t worry if you are not able to join us live, the interview will be stored on my Instagram profile.