Love Your Garden Themed Specials episode 1: Alan Titchmarsh looks back on memorable family gardens created in the series, celebrating the unusual twists the team have put on creating the perfect environment for children.
The programme focuses on three episodes in particular, in which the experts created a hangout for teenagers, a woodland adventure garden, and a fairy-tale glade.
Love Your Garden Themed Specials episode 1
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.
Alan Titchmarsh and his team of experts travel the country to find the dream gardens we’d all like to have. Meeting the colourful characters that create these spaces, they’ll show us how we can live the dream at home.
Alan Fred Titchmarsh is an English gardener, broadcaster, poet, and novelist. After working as a professional gardener and a gardening journalist, he established himself as a media personality through appearances on gardening programmes. He has developed a diverse writing and broadcasting career.
Titchmarsh’s first few television appearances were on the long-running BBC television show Nationwide as a horticulture expert. This led to his being invited to present coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show for BBC television in 1983. Titchmarsh hosted this every year until 2013.
In 1996 the cancellation of Pebble Mill at One gave Titchmarsh the opportunity to move back towards his first love, gardening, and he took over as host of another long-running BBC television programme, Gardeners’ World in the same year, the show being filmed in his own garden. Titchmarsh has been married to Alison since 1975 and they have two children, Polly (born 1979) and Camilla (born 1981). In addition to his extensive television and writing work, Titchmarsh is also trustee of his own charity, ‘Gardens for Schools’, and others, including ‘Seeds for Africa’.