Senate of the University of Essex has great pleasure in
accepting the recommendation of the Academic Board of
Writtle College to award Christine Walkden an Honorary
Christine’s passion for horticulture blossomed at an early
age of just 10 when she first obtained an allotment and
started growing vegetables and flowers, Since then, she has
gone on to become one of the most celebrated
horticulturalists in the UK. Now, a household name,
Christine is known to millions through her regular
appearances on the BBC’s The One Show, Gardeners’ World and
her own series, ‘Christine’s Garden’.
College is proud to count Christine amongst its alumni.
Christine studied at the College in the early 1980s and has
gone on to lecture nationally and internationally. She has
returned as principal guest at a number of the College’s
Award Ceremonies and as a distinguished speaker, giving
recognition of her services to horticulture, it gives
Writtle College much pleasure to confer on Christine Walkden
an Honorary Doctorate Degree of the University of Essex.
Christine with Ms Lise-Lotte Olsen,
Chairman of the Governing body.
Christine with Writtle College Patron Alan
Christine receiving congratulations from Peter