A one-man play based on a classic novel will be touring to west Dorset.

Reginald Arkell’s 1950 novel Old Herbaceous will be brought to life on stage by Peter Macqueen at three village halls in Dorset as part of a spring programme of events by Artsreach. 

The play follows an old gardener, Herbert Pinnegar, as he reminisces on vignette memories kept alive through his love of gardening.

As he potters away, he recounts his journey from orphan boy to legendary head gardener and tells of his friendship with the lady of the house, Mrs Charteris.

The play will be performed at Broadwindsor Comrades Hall on Friday, March 1 at 7.30pm.

Artsreach is Dorset’s touring arts organisation, giving rural communities across the county the opportunity to see and participate in high quality arts events in their own villages.

Full details and tickets can also be found online at www.artsreach.co.uk