Garden Rescue episode 37 2019: in this episode, Charlie Dimmock and the Rich brothers, Harry and David, are in Salford, Greater Manchester, to tackle Nicole’s tired, ‘uninspired’, garden. While there is nothing much to her back yard at the moment except a simple, scrappy lawn, Nicole wants to make the most of the space by turning it into a wonderful place of nostalgia, recreating the ‘kleine garden’ of her childhood in Germany.
An army child, Nicole spent 12 years growing up in Germany. She remembers being given a ‘kleine Garten’ from the German council. These gardens, of which there are over a million in the country, give residents that live in blocks of flats their own piece of nature. Traditionally divided into one third fruit, one third veg, one third lawn, these community gardens almost always feature a shed or spot to sit out and enjoy the garden and cook up simple suppers using the produce grown on site.
Garden Rescue episode 37 2019 – Salford
Nicole has a budget of £3,000, so the designers will need every penny of that to create Nicole’s nostalgic garden and make it fit for the high standards set by Germans for their kleine gardens. So, can Charlie, Harry and David come up with a pair of designs that deliver Nicole’s childhood garden?
As ever, when the designers go head to head to pitch for the right to build their design, it is clear they have different ideas for what Nicole needs. The brothers want to create a series of garden ‘rooms’, including two different seating areas, one formal paved space and one more casual, with log seats around a fire pit. Charlie, on the other hand, wants to create a garden with a shed in the middle of it, surrounded by a seating area with a potbellied stove, veg beds and fruit trees. Whose design will the Nicole pick and, with the clock running, can the designers, aided by their trusted team of landscapers, take on the challenge of this little slice of Germany in Salford and deliver Nicole’s dream garden?