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Love Your Garden

  • Episode: 

    9 of 9

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 23 Aug 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 34 2017 : Sat 19 Aug - Fri 25 Aug
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Last in series
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Episode 9
 
Alan and the Team head to Nottingham this week to surprise Inspirational boxing coach Marcellus Baz (41) with not one, but two garden transformations. 
 
After a classically misspent youth – in gangs and a world of petty crime Marcellus found the discipline of boxing and turned his life around. He now dedicates his life to doing the same for today’s teenagers in trouble.  Boys and girls facing difficult times are mentored and coached by Marcellus at his Nottingham gym. 
 
The gym building is run down but offers a safe place for the young men and women to meet.  The positive work he has done there has attracted support from the likes of Prince Harry and local sporting heroes Jane Torville and Christopher Dean. 
 
Marcellus badly wants to turn the gym’s basement level, narrow outdoor yard into a garden for the kids to learn to grow and cook healthy fruit and vegetables. 
 
So in one of the most unexpected and miraculous transformations of the series Alan and the team turn a dank dingy alley into a beautiful productive kitchen garden. 
 
At the same time, as a thank you for his outstanding commitment to making lives better for the next generation, Alan and the team give the worn out campaigner a restful Moroccan-inspired private garden at home too.
 
The Love Your Garden team are David Domoney, Francis Tophill, Alan Titchmarsh and Katie Rushworth