The nation’s favourite gardener is set to bring his unique horticultural skills to ITV1 for the first time – in a new peak time gardening series.
Love Your Garden will see writer, broadcaster and TV personality, Alan Titchmarsh travel the country with a team of esteemed experts to find some of Britain’s most beautiful domestic gardens and show viewers how to recreate the look themselves – with minimum fuss.
Rather than sprawling country estates or celebrated public gardens, Alan will focus on the gardens of Britons who have turned their plots into magical outdoor living spaces.
And even if you’re not a gardener and have a tiny space, Alan will demonstrate how to make it magical too. From the traditional British garden to the cottage garden and the rose garden; each episode will focus on a type of garden many of us dream of.
Alan will meet the passionate owner and learn the story of the garden’s creation and the challenges of keeping it. He will also pick out the key qualities that make that garden special and reveal to viewers how to get the look themselves.
Alan’s team of experts will be on hand to demonstrate other ways in which the garden can be used. Food expert VALENTINE WARNER will explore the increasingly popular world of growing your own food; Garden designer MATT JAMES will give advice on structure, from buying the right furniture to building the perfect water feature ; wildlife expert CHARLOTTE UHLENBROEK will meet the gardeners who are passionate about bringing wildlife to their garden and LAETITIA MAKLOUF will demonstrate how to transform the tiniest of spaces from elegant conservatories to beautiful windowboxes.
Featuring the most beautiful domestic gardens in the country and celebrating the passionate people behind them, Love Your Garden will celebrate Britain as a nation of gardeners and inform and inspire us on how to redesign our own outdoor space.
Alan Titchmarsh said: “I’m really looking forward to showing folk that they can achieve extraordinary things in even the smallest and most ordinary garden. Love Your Garden will hopefully inspire even the most unconfident and inexperienced garden owners to have a go and brighten up their life – and their plate!”
ITV Director of Factual and Daytime, Alison Sharman said: “I am very excited that Alan is bringing accessible and innovative gardening to the ITV1 audience with his bucketfuls of experience and incredible passion”.
Love Your Garden is a Spun Gold Production for ITV1. It was commissioned by Director of Factual and Daytime Alison Sharman and Commissioning Editor Diana Howie.
The Executive Producers for Spun Gold are Matt Young and the Series Producer is Nicky Taylor.
© Courtesy of ITV