In Love Your Garden episode 1 2016, Alan Titchmarsh and the team head to Hull to makeover the garden of a 90-year-old Land Girl and Ballroom dancing devotee. Age and frailty have seen the twice-widowed great-grandmother lose the ability to tend her once beautiful front and back gardens – so they have become neglected sad no-go areas.
After Alan surprises her at an over 80’s Tea Dance at the Darby and Joan, the team cleverly transform her front and back gardens into spaces she can safely garden again. They create two colourful and nostalgic havens full of thoughtful memories and even an outdoor ballroom where she enjoys a waltz with Alan.
Love Your Garden episode 1 2016
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.