Next Episode of Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh is
Season 8 / Episode 2 and airs on 23 February 2018 20:00
Love Your Garden – with Alan Titchmarsh follows the writer, broadcaster and TV personality as he travels the country with a team of esteemed experts to find some of Britain's most beautiful domestic gardens and show viewers how to recreate the look themselves – with minimum fuss.
Alan and the team head to Hull to makeover the garden of a 90-year-old Land Girl and Ballroom dancing devotee.
Alan Titchmarsh and the team are in Nottingham to create a new garden for an exceptional 8-year-old Tilly Sawford.
Six years ago Tilly was so severely scalded in a freak domestic accident that she has spent the time since then in and out of hospital. Her scarred skin doesn't grow like regular skin which has lead to huge mobility challenges as her body grows. Nevertheless, despite the pain and disfigurement of her body, Tilly has remained a sunny, inspirational little girl. The whole family are immensely proud of her. Tilly's two brothers and two sisters all muck in to help with her care and mum Emma and dad Kyle don't know how she remains so upbeat.
This week Alan and the team head to Canterbury to meet an outstanding soldier Gurkha Hari Budha Magar (36) and his young family.
Despite tragically losing both his legs in the Afghanistan war in an IUD incident, Hari remains focused on helping others. Most recently, the selfless hero made the journey to Cumbria to help pensioners whose homes were hit by this year's terrible floods.
Although he thinks nothing of going out of his way for others, his own garden has remained a challenge he can't manage. So his friends and colleagues asked Alan and the team to help. With Hari's Nepalese homeland in mind, they transform his awkward, overlooked corner plot into a colourful private sanctuary for the whole family. So popular is this young Gurkha even Joanna Lumley pops up to wish him well.
Alan and the team head to Bolton to surprise 39-year-old RSPCA officer Caroline Hall, and turn her wasteland of a garden into something she will love to spend time in. This is the longest, thinnest plot they have ever tackled, and the idea is to transform it into a spectacular animal-friendly haven. Tragically, this outdoors girl and life-long animal lover was left completely paralysed from her neck down following a near fatal spinal stroke at the age of just 33, resulting in her once beloved garden becoming an overgrown and inaccessible wilderness. But with some clever design, and a few top tips, Alan and the team turn it into a garden that Caroline is not only free to move around in, but one she absolutely falls in love with as well.
Gardening guru Alan Titchmarsh and his team of experts head to Eastleigh near Southampton to transform an uninviting patch of uneven lawn into a cruise ship-inspired pleasure garden, complete with a patio shaped like the prow of a boat. They do this as a thank you to extraordinary nurse Rosie Mitchell and her hard-working family. Rosie has been a paediatric nurse for over 30 years, and has consistently gone above and beyond the regular duties of a carer. The grandmother's unique empathy and support for her young patients and their families in the most difficult of circumstances have made a difference to thousands. Not satisfied with that as a full time job, she has also set up a charity that has raised over 1.5 million pounds for the paediatric intensive care unit in Southampton. The money has purchased ambulances, incubators and has saved many lives.
The garden Makeover team, headed by gardening guru Alan Titichmarsh are in Durham this week to create a show-stopping final garden of the series for a family in need.
When 39-year-old local lad Philip Hunter discovered he had a terminal cancer he got in touch to ask the team to build a special garden for him, his wife Sam and two boys, Ethan (14) and Josh (9) to enjoy in his final years.
His eldest son and keen amateur naturalist Ethan is profoundly deaf so Philip was especially keen for their garden to be a place where he could safely pursue his specific interests – namely wildlife.
Sadly, much sooner than was expected, Philip died in January this year – leaving his whole family distraught. Understanding how important the garden was to Philip, Alan and the team decided to go ahead and create the garden he would have wanted for them all. The team get super-creative this week and by using some clever design, fill the modestly sized plot with breathe-taking features and wonderful details which the family love.
David Domoney(David Domoney)
Katie Rushworth(Katie Rushworth)
Frances Tophill(Frances Tophill)
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