Garden Rescue episode 1 2020 – Havant: With the garden in need of rescuing after a house extension, Lisa wants to bring a touch of Greece to her back garden, with white walls, splashes of blue, like the Kos churches, and a water feature. The trouble is, train fanatic Paul wants to run his model railway through the garden instead! Charlie and the Rich brothers have just £3,000 to combine these very different briefs.
Lisa and Paul live in Havant, Hampshire, but Lisa’s heart is on the Greek island of Kos, where she has gone on holiday every year since 1991. Charlie Dimmock and award-winning garden designers the Rich brothers are competing to create fabulous gardens for homeowners around the country.
Garden Rescue episode 1 2020 – Havant
Dimmock first came to the public’s attention in 1997, when she joined the BBC gardening series Ground Force, five years after first meeting the producer/director of the series when she built a pond for the Meridian series, Grass Roots. Dimmock co-presented Ground Force for the eight years it aired. She became known for appearing braless on shows. Calendars featuring her likeness outsold lingerie model Caprice Bourret, and fans nicknamed her horticultural Viagra.
Since then, she has presented such programmes as The Joy of Gardening and Charlie’s Garden Army, as well as presenting coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show. In 2004, she appeared in the Channel 4 reality TV show, The Games. She has also appeared on American television, presenting a gardening slot on The Early Show on CBS. In September 2006, she appeared on the BBC’s Celebrity MasterChef.
During the mid-2000s, after Ground Force had ceased production, she presented a local ITV Meridian series entitled River Walks, in which she walked along various rivers in Southern England, visiting landmarks and attractions along the way as well as meeting people who live and work on the rivers.
Dimmock’s mother Sue Kennedy, 59, and her stepfather Rob, 58, were both killed in the tsunami caused by the December 2004 Asian earthquake.