8:00pm Wednesday 15 August on BBC ONE
Anneka Rice, Phil Tufnell and Joe Swift travel the country transforming neglected plots of land into extraordinary and life-changing spaces, in this new four-part series.
In the first episode The Flowerpot Gang travels to Woodland View, a nursing home on the edges of Sheffield where 60 residents with various forms of dementia are cared for. The residents have a large green area for their use, but they cannot enjoy it as the paths are too dangerous – and so the doors to the garden have been locked. The gang meets Jane and her 13-year-olf daughter Genevieve, who are frequent visitors to the home where Jane’s father Keith has been living for several years.
?Whilst Joe directs the work in the garden, Anneka and Phil get to know Genevieve and hear about her family’s story; in doing so, they discover just how important it is for the dementia sufferers to be able to enjoy a garden.
As well as getting stuck in with Joe and the gardening team, Anneka helps to galvanise the local community, who offer up invaluable help. Novice gardener Phil starts to pick up some basic tips, while befriending other residents and relatives who frequent the home.
After 10 days of non-stop work, Genevieve reveals the stunning results of everyone’s hard work, firstly to her mother and the residents and relatives at Woodland View. Finally, Anneka lets viewers know how they can join up with the gang and finish off next week’s garden in Sunderland.