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Love Your Garden

  • Episode: 

    1 of 9

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 21 Jun 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 25 2017 : Sat 17 Jun - Fri 23 Jun
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Returning
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Episode 1
 
The nation’s favourite gardener Alan Titchmarsh returns with a brand new series of his hit ITV peak-time gardening programme, Love Your Garden.
 
Love Your Garden (9 x 60 mins) will see the writer, broadcaster and TV personality travel the country to give surprise transformations to the outdoor spaces of some of Britain’s most deserving people.
 
Alan and his team of experts transform barren plots and small neglected grounds into stunning gardens and lifestyle-enhancing outdoor living spaces - while informing and inspiring viewers on how to recreate the look themselves with minimum fuss.
 
In each episode, Alan surprises garden owners who have an inspiring story to tell and whose outdoor space is in desperate need of a transformation. While the owner is whisked away, Alan designs the new-look garden – taking inspiration from the best gardens in the area and asking for help from local people and the owner's friends in completing the project.
 
In the first of this new series, Alan Titchmarsh and the team head to Plymouth to create a show-stopping contemporary garden for an outstanding ex-Marine, Mark Ormrod, 36, and his young family. Despite tragically losing both his legs and an arm in Afghanistan in an IED incident, Mark made a remarkable recovery and has become an inspiration to injured veterans everywhere.  
 
Although he thinks nothing of going out of his way for others, his run down, uninviting garden has remained a challenge too far, and because he desperately needs an outdoor space where he can play safely with his children and enjoy time together as a family, his friends and colleagues asked Alan and the team to help.  
 
Transforming the Ormrods plot is a huge challenge but Alan, Katie, Frances and David manage to create a truly spectacular contemporary garden. They show how lush tropical planting can work brilliantly in a low maintenance garden and finish it with lots of clever ideas and features that you’ll be desperate to try at home.
 
The Love Your Garden team is: Alan Titchmarsh, David Domoney, Katie Rushworth and Frances Tophill.
 
Immediately following this nine-part series of Love Your Garden, will be the brand new three-part series, Love Your Home and Garden. 
 
For decades Alan has stood in some of the worlds most beautiful gardens and built outdoor spaces that have literally changed peoples lives. But in that time he has also recognized that how people see their gardens has changed. For many people a stand-alone garden is not enough. They dream of a stunning outdoor space that works hand in hand with the home. 
 
So, for the first time, Alan will be taking on broken homes and broken backyards, and going across the nation, meeting some very special people for whom a new home and a new garden would make an enormous difference…and he’s bringing in an expert team for the inside and for the outside. 
 
He’ll be working with top London builder Kunle Barker, and three leading interior experts and architects to transform the families’ living spaces: Ewald Van Der Straeten and George Bradley will be tackling the home of a family with a severely disabled son, Helen Sisley will be designing a property in Oxfordshire for a family where the two children are carers for their mum, and Welsh interior architect James Stroud will be redesigning a house for a family who have done extraordinary charity work up in Chester. 
 
Joining Alan to transform the gardens will be fellow Love Your Garden presenter Katie Rushworth, and all together this crack team will create one-of-a-kind homes and gardens that truly have the wow factor for people who truly deserve them.