In the first of this new series, Love Your Garden episode 1 2017, Alan Titchmarsh and the team head to Plymouth to create a show-stopping contemporary garden for an ex-marine and his young family.
Alan Titchmarsh travels around the country seeking out some of Britain’s loveliest domestic gardens, focusing on the wonderful outdoor living spaces created by ordinary Britons.
Love Your Garden episode 1 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.
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’.