This week in Love Your Garden episode 4 2017, Alan and the team create a garden like no other they’ve done before.The team head to Shrewsbury in Shropshire to meet Air Ambulance heroine Gina Constable.
The former nurse’s dedication to this vital life-saving service is unprecedented. For over 21 years she has helped raise more than a quarter of a million pounds – a figure which works out at over 100 life-saving air ambulance missions.
To this day, despite crippling arthritis, she remains one of the Services most dedicated fundraisers and will often take her mind off her painful joints by knitting charity soft toys – even through the night.Inspired by the wishes of her late husband Tony, who was equally dedicated to fundraising for the Air Ambulance, the Love Your Garden team build her a breathtaking Japanese garden.
The team share the tricks to creating a little piece of Japan in your own back yard – from transforming a run-down summerhouse into an authentic Japanese Tea House, to creating cloud-pruned trees and the low down on planting and caring for Japanese maples. The attention to detail is exceptional.
Love Your Garden episode 4 2017
Alan Titchmarsh travels around the country seeking out some of Britain’s loveliest domestic gardens. He will be focusing not on celebrated public gardens, but on the wonderful outdoor living spaces created by ordinary Britons.
Alan looks at how these beautiful gardens – from cottage gardens to traditional rose gardens – have been created, and helps viewers understand how they can get a similar effect in their own spaces. He is helped along the way by a team of experts who will be passing on their own particular wisdom.
Food expert Valentine Warner has tips for those who are hoping to grow their own, wildlife expert Charlotte Uhlenbroek reveals how to encourage (or discourage) insects and animals into the garden, garden designer Matt James has ideas on getting the look right and Laetitia Maklouf demonstrates how to get the most out of the tiniest of spaces, whether they be a conservatory or a single window box.
Love Your Garden is a British gardening programme that was first broadcast on ITV on 10 June 2014. The show is hosted by Alan Titchmarsh alongside co-presenters David Domoney, Katie Rushworth and Frances Tophill and sees the team visit locations around the United Kingdom helping people to transform their gardens.