From the book by Reginald Arkell, 'Old Herbaceous' is a one-man show that is full of humorous anecdotes of gardening competitions and flirting with the underhouse maids. It is often referred to as
Downtown Abbey with gardening tips! Pottering between the flowerbeds and grass cuttings of a manor house garden in Gloucestershire, Herbert Pinnegar (otherwise known as 'Old Herbaceous') is a charming
old man that tells the journey of his life from orphan boy to legendary head gardener and recounts his friendship with the lady of the house, Mrs Charteris. Sown with the seeds of gardening wisdom, this
charming show is a love story - a humorous portrayal of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants.