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Gardening Quiz Questions I

  1. Which flower's name comes from the Ancient Greek word for star?
  2. What common name was dianthus barbatus given to honour the Duke of Cumberland's victory at the Battle of Culloden? And, in contrast, what name do the Scots sometimes call the weed noxious ragwort also in memory of the infamous Duke? (Two answers required)
  3. Which plant, widespread in Britain, if touched causes a serious chemical reaction which makes skin hypersensitive to ultraviolet light?
  4. What is the common name for salix babylonica?
  5. Which flower is also the goddess of the rainbow in Greek Mythology?

  6. Most species of eucalyptus are native to which country?
  7. True or false. Ericaceous plants like acid soil?
  8. Who designed the Blue Peter Garden in 1974?
  9. The Avenue of the Baobabs is a group of famous trees in which African country?
  10. Which garden in the Cotswolds is notable for its miles of sculptured hedges?
  11. True or false. Tulips were once so valuable in Holland that their bulbs were worth more than gold?
  12. Which king created the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?


  1. Aster
  2. Sweet William and Stinking Billy
  3. Giant hogweed
  4. Weeping Willow
  5. Iris
  6. Australia
  7. True
  8. Percy Thrower
  9. Madagascar
  10. Hidcote
  11. True
  12. Nebuchadnezzar II

Gardening Quiz Questions II

  1. Who is the patron saint of gardeners, horticulture, florists, brides and brewers?
  2. Which fruit has main varieties slicing, burpless, and pickling?

  3. What is pomology the study of?
  4. What fruit comes in varieties Oro Blanco, Ruby Red, Thompson and Pink?
  5. Which famous 30 acre sculpture garden, created by Charles Jencks, is near Dumfries in Scotland?
  6. What is the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines?
  7. Apples, pears, plums, apricots, and peaches are members of what family of flowering plants?
  8. What were brought to Britian from Germany by Sir Charles Isham in 1847?
  9. True or false. Daffodil bulbs can be used in place of onions in many recipes?
  10. Which flowers were once known as gillyflowers?


  1. Saint Dorothy
  2. Cucumber (which is a fruit and not a vegetable)
  3. Fruit
  4. Grapefruit
  5. The Garden of Cosmic Speculation
  6. Mango
  7. Rose (or rosaceae)
  8. Garden gnomes
  9. False. It's tulip bulbs.
  10. Carnations

Gardening Quiz Questions III

  1. Who was the presenter of Gardeners' World from 1969 to 1976?
  2. What name is given to the Japanese art of flower arranging?
  3. Helianthus is another name for which flower?
  4. Which television presenter and gardener owns a garden in Herefordshire called Longmeadow?
  5. Often used in salads, what has the botanical name nasturtium officinale?
  6. Vanilla flavouring is derived from which flower?
  7. What has varieties beefsteak, plum and cherry?
  8. Which tree was traditionally planted in graveyards and is associated with eternity?
  9. What word is used to describe plants that like acid soil and will not grow in alkaline soils?
  10. Which fruit was cultivated from crossing a blackberry and a raspberry?


  1. Percy Thrower
  2. Ikebana
  3. Sunflower
  4. Monty Don
  5. Watercress
  6. Orchid
  7. Tomatoes
  8. Yew
  9. Ericaceous
  10. Loganberry

Gardening Quiz Questions IV

  1. True or False. Garden gnomes are forbidden in The Chelsea Flower Show?
  2. True or False. The Chelsea Flower Show is Britain’s largest flower show?
  3. Which long-running BBC television programme has been presented by Percy Thrower, Alan Titchmarsh and Toby Buckland?
  4. What type of flower is a Michaelmas daisy?
  5. Which flowering plant takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow?
  6. What is the common name for the flower Dianthus caryophyllus?
  7. Alan Titchmarsh, teamed up with Tommy Walsh and Charlie Dimmock to make which series about rapid garden makeovers?
  8. What colour is the flower speedwell?
  9. What colour is a Welsh poppy?
  10. The Major Oak, one of the most famous and most visited trees in England, is found in which forest?
  11. Which campaign encouraged the British population to use gardens, parks and sports pitches to grow vegetables during World War Two?
  12. Which charity was founded in Devon in 1972 by farmer Kenneth Watkins?


  1. True
  2. False - it's second to The Hampton Court Flower Show
  3. Gardeners' World
  4. Aster
  5. Iris
  6. Carnation
  7. Ground Force
  8. Blue
  9. Yellow
  10. Sherwood Forest

  11. Dig for Victory
  12. The Woodland Trust
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