Showing posts with label Alan Titchmarsh. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alan Titchmarsh. Show all posts

Love Your Garden Ep.8 - Series 4



  The team comes to the aid of Luke Simpson, who lost his leg in an explosion while deployed in Afghanistan. Rebuilding his life and health with the support of his wife Jackie, the war hero has struggled to make progress on the garden of his dreams. As Alan and the crew work their magic, Frances Tophill reveals the key design elements for a cottage-style plot, Katie Rushworth demonstrates how to make the most out of cut flowers and David Domoney provides hints and tips on maintaining the perfect lawn.

Love Your Garden Ep.8 - Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.8 - Series 4

Love Your Garden Ep.7 - Series 4



  Alan Titchmarsh and the team create a garden for a family with twin girls who have a serious, life-limiting condition. Three-year-olds Darcie and Evie Chapman have been diagnosed with Dravet syndrome, a very rare form of epilepsy, and parents Mark and Natalie must be on permanent watch to prevent their daughters' seizures leading to something more serious. The Chapmans' current outdoor space is unsuitable for the girls, with changes of levels, colours of plants and even the light through branches influencing their condition, so the crew follows the rules of a formal garden where straight lines, order and symmetry give an unfussy overall look.

Love Your Garden Ep.7 - Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.7 - Series 4

Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 4



  Alan Titchmarsh and the team are in London, where they transform the run-down garden of Joan Myers, a senior paediatric nurse who has worked tirelessly to help improve the way children are cared for within the NHS - but in doing so, has let her own garden become overgrown. Alan plans to give her a peaceful retreat outside her back door with flavours of Africa and the Caribbean, as well as more than a splash of purple, her favourite colour. He also reflects Joan's community spirit by challenging the team to make over three front gardens, finding different ways of revitalising these tired and forgotten spaces.

Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 4


Love Your Garden Ep.5 - Series 4



  Alan Titchmarsh heads to Bideford in Devon, where Tamsyn and Alex Wood's lives have been turned upside down in the last three years. Having emigrated to the south of France with their four children, they were forced to return to the UK after Alex suffered a brain injury followed by two haemorrhages. Alan sets his team the challenge of transforming the Woods' garden into a coastal haven, inspired by Alex's passion for surfing and the home's proximity to the sea. David Domoney upcycles a boat to create a bespoke daybed, Katie Rushworth turns old fruit barrels into raised planters and Frances Tophill introduces swathes of hardy flowers mixed in with paths of shingle.

Love Your Garden Ep.5 - Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.5 - Series 4

Love Your Garden Ep.4 - Series 4



  Alan Titchmarsh and his team of green-fingered experts meet a Cambridgeshire mother whose son requires round-the-clock care. Until five years ago, Suzi Sola and her two children Katiya and Isaac enjoyed frequent trips to Spain, but when 12-year-old Isaac was diagnosed with a debilitating condition, these became a thing of the past. Alan wants to lift the family's spirits by transforming their garden into a holiday-themed oasis, drawing inspiration from a man who has recreated a Caribbean beach in his own backyard.

Love Your Garden Ep.4 - Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.4 - Series 4

Love Your Garden Ep.3- Series 4


   
 Alan Titchmarsh and the team are in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, with the McGinns, whose life was turned upside down when dad Pete was seriously injured in the line of duty as a police officer. In the course of transforming their garden, Alan gives a masterclass in how to achieve a tropical feel using plants that can survive the British winter, and David Domoney tackles an awkward slope with a series of decking terraces and sitting areas linked by boardwalks. Frances Tophill and Katie Rushworth create raised beds full of grasses, and the addition of a hot tub provides the family with somewhere to relax.

Love Your Garden Ep.3- Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.3- Series 4

Love Your Garden Ep.2- Series 4



  Alan Titchmarsh comes to the aid of a couple who founded a charity to support bereaved families after the loss of their 23-month-old son. Claire and Ian Estick have a busy schedule fundraising and running their organisation, meaning their large L-shaped garden has become a confused mix of children's play equipment, a neglected greenhouse and overgrown shrubs and trees. Alan and the team set about transforming it into four distinct spaces, featuring a kitchen garden and a tranquil seating area, and show viewers how to tackle a towering leylandii hedge.

Love Your Garden Ep.2- Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.2- Series 4

Love Your Garden Ep.1- Series 4

Love Your Garden is a British gardening programme that was first broadcast on ITV on 10 June 2011. 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.


Part 1: 
The green-fingered team returns with more surprise garden makeovers for deserving people across the nation. Darren and Lesley Chan's youngest daughter Amelie was born with Charge syndrome - a debilitating genetic condition that has left her deaf, partially sighted and in need of constant care. Alan Titchmarsh sets out to transform the Manchester family's neglected outdoor space, calling in David Domoney, Frances Tophill and Katie Rushworth to introduce sensory planting for the 10-year-old, a shade-loving border and a multifunction pathway made from areas of decking, artificial turf and paving.
Love Your Garden Ep.1- Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.1- Series 4

Alan Titchmarsh's Garden Secrets (4 parts)

Alan Titchmarsh presents a stunning series that reveals the amazing secrets behind Britain's great gardens, examining how they continue to influence gardeners, including himself, today.


Part 1: 
17th Century, In the first episode, Alan visits Hatfield House in Hertfordshire to look at the key design features of the gardens of this 17th-century stately home. This was a time when horticulture and architecture worked seamlessly together and Hatfield reflects this new love of the aesthetic. Alan examines the famous parterres which are some of the first examples of Britain's affection for formal gardening, and shows how the parterre has been brought into the 21st century by designer Tom Stuart-Smith with his designs at Broughton Grange in Oxfordshire. Alan also looks at the use of perspective, which at Hatfield makes the driveways seem bigger and changes how the garden is seen from different points of view. He look at a French import, espaliers, that have been used to stunning effect in Hatfield and show how these have changed the way we contort trees in our garden, including his own tip on stepover apple trees. Plus, he reveals how our affection for topiary began in gardens such as this where they were originally seen as architectural forms, complementing the design of the house. Alan shows in his own garden that you don't need to plant hedges to achieve this, creating a portable sedum cube.


Part 2: 
18th Century Few gardening movements can match the impact of the 18th-century landscape movement, and Stowe in Buckinghamshire is one of the most important examples of their revolutionary designs. Here we find a rejection of the rigid formality of the previous century and an embracing of nature, no matter what the ecological cost. Alan demonstrates how they 'borrowed' views, manipulating the landscape to draw the eye to certain features. Creating a focal point is now a staple of modern garden design and Alan shows how it can accentuate a garden's best bits and also be used to hide things. Designers such as Bridgeman at Stowe were the first to sculpt huge areas of lawn, and Alan meets Kim Wilkie who is creating his own modern version of this type of lawn at Boughton Park. And Alan shows how the landscape movement pioneered the meandering path and placed statues and buildings in key places, aging them deliberately to fit with the landscape. Alan shares his own tips on aging, and how to recreate this type of 'set dressing' in a garden.


Part 3: 
19th Century The Victorians gave us a taste for exotic plants from around the world, a thirst for technology in the garden and a love of bold statements. Biddulph Grange, in Staffordshire, is a classic example of all these elements. The Victorians were transforming the garden from the natural landscapes of the 18th century to a new manufactured style. Alan comments how Biddulph is 'a world in one garden' made up of separate highly stylized designs inspired by China, Italy, Egypt and Scotland. These gardens are a setting for plant life from around the world and Alan explains how the Victorians were passionate plant hunters, particularly for orchids. He also shows us how to plant and care for exotics in our own garden. The Victorians also invented ways to transport and care for these rare plants. Alan demonstrates how they revolutionized growing under glass, building some of the biggest glasshouses in the world. There was also a passion for elaborate and gaudy display at this time with the creation of the carpet bed - a true symbol of Victorian knowledge and power. Alan shows us how to create one that will complement our own modern garden. A passion for technology was also transforming the kitchen garden and the Victorians established practices for produce growing that survive today. Alan reveals the key things to remember when growing vegetables.


Part 4: 
20th Century Alan reveals how Sissinghurst gardens in Kent is one of the most influential of the 20th century. Created by two passionate gardeners, Vita Sackville-West and her husband, Sir Harold Nicholson, its development coincided with key social changes in the British garden. There was a pre- and post-war boom in surburban housing, creating a generation of domestic gardeners. Despite its size, Sissinghurst appealed to the public because it was a warm and intimate garden and had been designed with a great many practical uses. Alan reveals that it was one of the first lifestyle gardens, made up of different 'rooms' designed for eating, relaxing and entertaining. Ideas that would lead to today's barbecue areas and daybed chillout zones in the garden began here. Alan shows his own take on the garden room, designing an outdoor dining table filled with herb and fruit plants. Vita Sackville West was also hugely influential in her use of colour. She used many colours to create a single hue and Alan reveals the myriad of colours in her famous purple border. She was also the first to create an all white garden. Sissinghurst is also famous for its naturalistic planting and Alan discusses how it works with head gardener Alexis Data. He also shows us how to create a wild flower meadow. And finally we learn that one part of Sissinghurst, the nuttery, would become famous as one of the first wild gardens. This new philosopohy would ultimately lead to todays perma culture gardens. Alan shows you how to create one in your own garden.

Alan Titchmarsh's Garden Secrets
Alan Titchmarsh's Garden Secrets

Love Your Garden Ep.8- Series 7 2017

Alan Titchmarsh and his team transform an area of Blackpool Zoo for live-in keeper John Paul who resides there full-time, creating a private retreat for the zoo's dedicated keepers.


Alan and the team fill the space with animal and wildlife friendly ideas, and share tips on clever ways to create privacy without building walls and fences.

Love Your Garden Ep.8- Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.8- Series 7 2017

Love Your Garden Ep.7 - Series 7 2017

Alan Titchmarsh and his team head to Hythe to create a sensory outdoor space for a four-year-old girl with severely limited vision, who will one day go completely blind.


The team transform the family's current bland garden into a safe family haven where little Isabelle can learn about the outside world in a comfortable environment.

 Love Your Garden Ep.7 - Series 7 2017
 Love Your Garden Ep.7 - Series 7 2017

Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 7 2017

   Alan Titchmarsh and the team head to Southampton to turn a featureless suburban back garden into a super-stylish contemporary outdoor space.
 The garden is for the Jordan family who are coping with the loss of a devoted mother and wife.  Shelly-Ann died of cancer in April 2016 aged just 39 leaving husband Tony and their two children Tyler (17) and Amelia (12).


 Shelly desperately wanted to create a garden for her children to enjoy with their friends and family but died before she could make this dream a reality.
 Alan, Katie, Frances and David – take on the challenge of creating a garden that will both appeal to teens and tweens, keep their mother’s memory alive and help the whole family through the still very raw grieving process.
 They pack the space with wonderful ideas and use gorgeous planting to make it one of the most striking gardens of the series.

Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 7 2017

Love Your Garden Ep.5 - Series 7 2017

  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.


  Alan and the team surprise a 93-year-old veteran from WW2. Jack King was a Japanese prisoner of war on the infamous Thailand Burma railway. He is now a widower and wants to revive the beautiful garden he shared with his wife Audrey. Jack is also a passionate painter who longs to access the studio he built himself at the end of his garden. Sadly this garden has become a no go area for Jack.
  The team work hard to create a beautiful garden full of happy memories, art and a stunning new studio that Jack is able to access easily.

Love Your Garden Ep.5 - Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.5 - Series 7 2017

Love Your Garden Ep.4 - Series 7 2017

 This week Alan and the team create a garden like no other they've done before.
 The team head to Shrewsbury in Shropshire to meet Air Ambulance heroine Gina Constable.  The former nurse's dedication to this vital life-saving service is unprecedented. For over 21 years she has helped raise more than a quarter of a million pounds - a figure which works out at over 100 life-saving air ambulance missions.


  To this day, despite crippling arthritis, she remains one of the Services most dedicated fundraisers and will often take her mind off her painful joints by knitting charity soft toys - even through the night.Inspired by the wishes of her late husband Tony, who was equally dedicated to fundraising for the Air Ambulance, the Love Your Garden team build her a breathtaking Japanese garden.
 The team share the tricks to creating a little piece of Japan in your own back yard - from transforming a run-down summerhouse into an authentic Japanese Tea House, to creating cloud-pruned trees and the low down on planting and caring for Japanese maples. The attention to detail is exceptional.

Love Your Garden Ep.4 - Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.4 - Series 7 2017

Love Your Garden Ep.3 - Series 7 2017



 The team head to Chandlers Ford in Hampshire to help the Richardson family, who are facing a very difficult future. Father of two Jason survives only by the means of a portable external machine which keeps his heart working and three weekly sessions of kidney dialysis. The whole family are now tied to their home and desperately need an outdoor space on their doorstep that can become an escape.

Love Your Garden Ep.3 - Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.3 - Series 7 2017

Love Your Garden Ep.2 - Series 7 2017

This time Alan Titchmarsh and the team head to Manchester to turn a concrete patch of dismal cracked pavers and hard edges in to a beautiful classic cottage garden. The transformation is for Salford born identical twins Rita and Betty Mills (87).


The twins have lived together in Salford for all of their lives, and since surviving some of the worst WWII bombings this country has seen, as lifelong parishioners of Salford Cathedral, they have never wavered in devoting their lives to helping others.

It was their friends and family from the Cathedral that got in touch with the programme.  They felt that when the sisters moved to their new bungalow for health reasons – the one thing they really deserved and desperately needed was an outdoor space on their doorstep – to match their own outgoing and sunny personalities.  Alan believes this was the worst gardens he’d ever seen in the series and therefore, couldn’t resist the challenge. He and the team share all the tips and tricks that will help you turn even the most modest of urban yards into a cottage style retreat.

Love Your Garden Ep.2 - Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.2 - Series 7 2017

Love Your Garden Ep.1 - Series 7 2017

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.


In the first of this new series, Alan Titchmarsh and the team head to Plymouth to create a show-stopping contemporary garden for an ex-marine and his young family.

Love Your Garden Ep.1 - Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.1 - Series 7 2017

Britains Best Back Gardens - Top 10 Favourites ep.3

Alan Titchmarsh has been on a year long search for the best back gardens in Britain. In this brand new series he travels across Britain taking us over the hedges and through the gates of his 30 favourites.



To celebrate his 50 years as a gardener, Alan Titchmarsh has been on a year-long search for the best back gardens in Britain. Over the past twelve months, more than 600 applicants nominated their gardens from which he has chosen his top 30. Many of them are gardens that have never been filmed and Alan’s search has taken him from the northernmost point of the UK to the heart of Britain’s biggest cities, discovering people from all walks of life doing amazing things with their outdoor spaces at every turn.
Britains Best Back Gardens - Top 10 Favourites ep.3
Britains Best Back Gardens - Top 10 Favourites ep.3

Part 3 : Top 10 Favourites

In this episode, Alan reveals his 10 favourite challenging plots – amazing gardens that have been created despite restrictions in size, location or circumstances. From the tiniest pub garden to gardens that survive the harsh conditions of the UK’s most Northerly coast, these are the backyards of the most determined and obsessive British gardeners. 


Britains Best Back Gardens - Working Gardens ep.2

Alan Titchmarsh has been on a year long search for the best back gardens in Britain. In this brand new series he travels across Britain taking us over the hedges and through the gates of his 30 favourites.


 To celebrate his 50 years as a gardener, Alan Titchmarsh has been on a year-long search for the best back gardens in Britain. Over the past twelve months, more than 600 applicants nominated their gardens from which he has chosen his top 30. Many of them are gardens that have never been filmed and Alan’s search has taken him from the northernmost point of the UK to the heart of Britain’s biggest cities, discovering people from all walks of life doing amazing things with their outdoor spaces at every turn.
Britains Best Back Gardens - Working Gardens ep.2
Britains Best Back Gardens - Working Gardens ep.2


 Part 2 : Working Gardens 

In episode two, Alan shows us his ten favourite working gardens. These are plots that do more than just look nice, they enhance the lives of their owners in other ways. From a vegetable garden grown to aid in the recovery of a cancer survivor to a Japanese garden built for meditation, we’ll hear amazing stories of gardens that are more than just a place for pretty flowers.



Britains Best Back Gardens - Challenging Plots ep.1

Britain’s Best Back Gardens 


Alan Titchmarsh has been on a year long search for the best back gardens in Britain. In this brand new series he travels across Britain taking us over the hedges and through the gates of his 30 favourites.


To celebrate his 50 years as a gardener, Alan has appealed to the nation to nominate their gardens. Over the past twelve months, he has received more than 600 applicants from which he has chosen his top 30. Many of them are gardens that have never been filmed and Alan’s search has taken him from the northernmost point of the UK to the heart of Britain’s biggest cities, discovering people from all walks of life doing amazing things with their outdoor spaces at every turn. Alan takes us behind the nation’s ordinary properties, into a world of jaw dropping sights and sounds.

Britains Best Back Gardens - Challenging Plots ep.1
Britains Best Back Gardens - Challenging Plots ep.1

Alan has always said that if you really want to understand Britain’s obsession with its backyards you have to go beyond the stately homes and national trust properties, and instead look at the suburban gardens, inner city spaces and country village plots of the average Brit. No matter what size, shape or location of our gardens, or size of our budget, we go to extraordinary lengths to make the most of them.
Each episode counts down 10 gardens from 10 to 1 and Alan has divided up his choices into three categories.
 In this episode, Alan reveals his 10 favourite challenging plots – amazing gardens that have been created despite restrictions in size, location or circumstances. From the tiniest pub garden to gardens that survive the harsh conditions of the UK’s most Northerly coast, these are the backyards of the most determined and obsessive British gardeners.