Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein Series 1 Episode 2

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein Series 1 Episode 2

Carol Klein welcomes us to Life in a Cottage Garden at her home Glebe Cottage, Chittlehamholt near Umberleigh Devon, 15 miles from the coast.

For over 30 years Carol has looked after the garden which is loved not only by herself but her family too and she knows every part of the soil and the plants.

She loves spending time in the garden and enjoying the peace of the surrounding countryside.

Every season brings delight, challenges and problems 'but that's the thing about gardening, it's ever-changing and its's always exhilarating.

Over the 6 episodes Carol is going to show a whole year in the garden 'how it grows, flourishes, dies and is reborn.

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein Series 1 Episode 1

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein Series 1 Episode 1

Carol Klein welcomes us to Life in a Cottage Garden at her home Glebe Cottage, Chittlehamholt near Umberleigh Devon 15 miles from the coast.

For over 30 years Carol has looked after the garden which is loved not only by herself but her family too and she knows every part of the soil and the plants.

She loves spending time in the garden and enjoying the peace of the surrounding countryside.

Every season brings delight, challenges and problems 'but that's the thing about gardening, it's ever-changing and its's always exhilarating.

Over the 6 episodes Carol is going to show a whole year in the garden 'how it grows, flourishes, dies and is reborn'.

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein

 Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein

Carol Klein in this Series, Life in a Cottage Garden, welcomes us into her amazing garden at her home Glebe Cottage, Chittlehamholt near Umberleigh Devon.

The programme ran for 2 series with a total of 10 episodes with the second series being a reversion each covering a season in the garden.

Series 1 was a 6 part series first shown on 07 January 2011.

Series 2 was a 4 part series first shown on 11 January 2013 and was a reversion of the original series.

The series showed an insight into life within the family garden at the cottage where they have lived for over 30 years and features her husband Neil and daughters Annie and Alice.

Her daughters both have their own part of the garden, Annie is her eldest daughter she is 29 years old and in South America and Alice is 28 years old and lives in Brighton. (as of when the series was first shown)

Husband Neil helps her around the garden, holding ladders, with heavy lifting and the most important part making the cuppas.

Carol Klein

Carol shows us her garden throughout each season, what we should be doing in the garden for general maintenance, soil preparation, planting and sowing seeds.

With the series covering a whole year in the garden we get to see the successes as well as the failures and gives us the inspiration to get out in the garden whatever the season and you too will soon have a garden to be proud of all year round.


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Series 1
Original Series
January 2011








Series 2
Reversion of Series 1
January 2013

Episode 1: Summer

Episode 2: Autumn

Episode 3: Winter

Episode 4: Spring


Book

2011
Life in a Cottage Garden
Carol Klein Jonathon Buckley 

Glorious Gardens From Above Episode 1 Cornwall

Glorious Gardens From Above Episode 1 Cornwall

Christine Walkden introduces us to Glorious Gardens From Above

She tells us the Great Britain has some of the best gardens in the world and this programme is about the wonderful plants and the wonderful people that tend to them.

Christine has found another way to enjoy a garden and that is from above!

She says you get to see a garden in a whole different light, how it sits in the landscape, the effects of the climate and she also loves ballooning. All of which she wants to share with us.

Glorious Gardens From Above

Glorious Gardens From Above

Glorious Gardens From Above was first aired on BBC on 10 November 2014.

The programme ran for 15 Episodes and starred Horticulturist Christine Walkden.

Christine Walkden


Travelling in a hot air balloon Christine visited some of Britain's best Gardens and the surrounding countryside.

From the Scottish Borders to Cornwall and from Wales to Norfolk.

Glorious Gardens from Above

Christine explores the gardens from a whole new perspective flying over them in the balloon as well as on the ground and exploring the story of the gardens.


The show also featured the people and their relationship with the garden and Christine vast horticultural knowledge.


Presenter

Christine Walkden


TV Programme


Episode 1 Cornwall

Episode 2 Essex

Episode 3 Mid Wales

Episode 4 Yorkshire

Episode 5 Sussex

Episode 6 Oxfordshire

Episode 7 Northumberland

Episode 8 North Wales

Episode 9 Scottish Borders

Episode 10 Gloucestershire

Episode 11 Cumbria

Episode 12 Staffordshire

Episode 13 Norfolk

Episode 14 Hampshire

Episode 15 Aberdeenshire


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Love Your City Garden

Love Your City Garden

Alan Titchmarsh tells us there are millions of ways to transform a garden as he introduces us to this weeks Love Your Garden Themed Special 2020.

In this series Alan is sharing his secrets to his favourite styles of gardens and the twist the Love Your Garden Team have put on each garden they have transformed.

Alan says 80% of us live in Cities with overlooked and noisy back gardens and yards, often with limited space.

Using clever tips and tricks any garden can become your own bit of Paradise and this episode he is showing us a Cottage Garden in Salford, a Family Garden in Manchester and Caribbean Style Garden in Nottingham.

Christine Walkden

Christine Walkden

Christine Walkden is a gardener who was born on 07 April 1955 in Rishton, Lancashire. 

Her parents ran a Sports Outfitter shop and had no interest in gardening.

A School lesson where she was given a Crocus in a yogurt pot was to get her interested in gardening.

They had a small front garden at home and soon Christine was looking after this as well as several neighbouring gardens. 

Christine got her first allotment at 11 years old where she grew flowers and vegetables that she sold locally.

Love Your Coastal Garden

Love Your Coastal Garden

Alan Titchmarsh tells us there are millions of ways to transform a garden as he introduces us to this weeks Love Your Garden Themed Special 2020.

In this series Alan is sharing his secrets to his favourite styles of gardens and the twist the Love Your Garden Team have put on each garden they have transformed.

In this episode it is seaside paradises. Whether you are by the coast or even inland Alan is showing us a Classic Seaside Garden in Devon, a Mediterranean Garden in Cambridge and  the Adriatic Coast in Hull.

Love Your Exotic Garden

Love Your Exotic Garden

Alan Titchmarsh tells us there are millions of ways to transform a garden as he introduces us to this weeks Love Your Garden Themed Special 2020.

In this series Alan is sharing his secrets to his favourite styles of gardens and the twist the Love Your Garden Team have put on each garden they have transformed.

In this episode it is Exotic Gardens and Alan will be revealing 3 different designs from a tranquil Japanese style garden to the bold colours of Morocco and an Italian inspired garden.

Love Your Wildlife Garden

Love Your Wildlife Garden

Alan Titchmarsh tells us there are millions of ways to transform a garden as he introduces us to this weeks Love Your Garden Themed Special 2020.

In this series Alan is sharing his secrets to his favourite styles of gardens and the twist the Love Your Garden Team have put on each garden they have transformed.

In this week episode it is Wildlife Gardens and they are creating 3 different Wildlife Wonderlands.

Sophie McKilligan

Sophie McKilligan

Sophie McKilligan is a gardener and Alotmenteer. 

Sophie in 2019 started studying for RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture via online learning.

Sophie has been sharing her Plot at Garthdee Allotments in Aberdeen with Beechgrove viewers since June 2019 but has been gardening on the allotment site for 6 years.

She is the youngest plot holder on her site.

Her early appearances featured Carole Baxter visiting Sophie to give her advice on Carrot Fly and varieties of sweetcorn and featured in 3 episodes in 2019.

In 2020 Beechgrove was filmed and shown under the Covid-19 lockdown and restrictions and Sophie became a regular presenter alongside Carole BaxterGeorge AndersonChris Beardshaw, Brian Cunningham and Kirsty Wilson.

At a time when more people were inspired to grow their own produce, Sophie's regular allotment based slot proved a popular addition to the long running gardening programme, during these unusual times.

Beechgrove during 2020 became increasing popular throughout the United Kingdom with more people tuning in to the repeated showings and the fresh approach to the gardening show. 

The inclusion of younger gardeners like the addition of Sophie had us all reaching for the seed packets and I hope they continue to feature Sophie and her allotment.

For Beechgrove in 2021 we will be following Sophie on her new role as part of the gardening team at Culzean Castle.

Also new for Beechgrove 2021 are 2 new fellow Presenters Mairi Rattray and Calum Clunie.

Sophie lives in the North East of Scotland with her very cute pug Mavis.


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2020
Beechgrove

2021

The Instant Gardener Series 1 Episode 5

The Instant Gardener Series 1: Episode 5

The Instant Gardener is Danny Clarke Garden Designer, who with the help of Helen Skelton and the Team, show us how to transform a problem garden, on a budget in just 1 day.

This week they are in Bradford, West Yorkshire to see Beverley Finch who lives with her 18 year old son Dale and her elderly Mother Brenda.

When Beverley became a single parent she moved back in with her family when Dale was just 1 years old and Brenda has helped her bring him up.

Love Your Family Garden

Love your Family Garden

Alan Titchmarsh tells us there are millions of ways to transform a garden as he introduces us to this weeks Love Your Garden Themed Special 2020.

In this series Alan is sharing his secrets to his favourite styles of gardens and the twist the Love Your Garden Team have put on each garden they have transformed.

In this weeks episode it is the Family Garden with 3 very different styles.


Love Your English Country Garden

Love your English Country Garden

Alan Titchmarsh introduces us to this series of Love Your Garden Themed Specials 2020.

He starts by saying there are millions of ways to transform your garden whether its a 'wildlife wonderland' a 'family garden'  a 'coastal haven' or 'small but perfectly formed'.

In this series Alan is sharing his secrets to his favourite styles of gardens and the twist the Love Your Garden Team have put on each garden they have transformed.

This week its the English Country Garden and he is showing us 3 very different takes on the theme.

Love Your Garden: Themed Specials 2020

love your garden themed specials

On 1 September 2020 Love Your Garden returned to ITV with a new show and format.

The series consists of some of their favourite gardens from previous series, with each week covering a specific theme.

Alan Titchmarsh introduces us to 3 gardens from previous Series as well as visits to gardens that inspired the design.

Mark Lane

Mark Lane


Mark Lane was born in 1969 in Hertfordshire but he was brought up in Hove near Brighton.

His grandparents had a large garden and he used to help them in the vegetable patch. 

Mark was interested in nature, plants, art and wildlife growing up surrounded by the countryside and the sea.

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Episode 6

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Episode 6

Diarmuid Gavin is inviting us to his home in Bray Co Wicklow to 'Garden Together'.

The LP is playing something Jazzy, the coffee is brewing and we are ready to join Diarmuid in his stunning garden with its double storey verandah around his home.

In episode 6, the final episode of Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Diarmuid starts by saying that most of us this year have needed our garden more than ever.


Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Episode 5

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Episode 5

Diarmuid Gavin is inviting us to his home in Bray Co Wicklow to 'Garden Together'.

In episode 5 of Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Diarmuid starts by saying that most of us this year have needed our garden more than ever.

The LP is playing something Jazzy, the coffee is brewing and we are ready to join Diarmuid in his stunning garden with its double storey verandah around his home.


Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Episode 4

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Episode 4

Diarmuid  Gavin is inviting us to his home in Bray Co Wicklow to 'Garden Together'.

In episode 4 of Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Diarmuid starts by saying that most of us this year have needed our garden more than ever.


The LP is playing something Jazzy, the coffee is brewing and we are ready to join Diarmuid in his stunning garden with its double storey verandah around his home.


Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Episode 3

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Episode 3

Diarmuid Gavin starts episode 3 of Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin by telling us that most of us this year have needed our garden more than ever.

Diarmuid is inviting us to his home in Bray Co Wicklow to 'Garden Together'.

The LP is playing something Jazzy, the coffee is brewing and we are ready to join Diarmuid in his stunning garden with its double storey verandah around his home.

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Episode 2


Diarmuid Gavin starts episode 2 of Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin by telling us that most of us this year have needed our garden more than ever.

Diarmuid is inviting us to his home in Bray Co Wicklow to 'Garden Together'.

The LP is playing something Jazzy, the coffee is brewing and we are ready to join Diarmuid in his stunning garden with its double storey verandah around his home.

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Episode 1

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin Episode 1

In this first Episode of Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin we are welcomed into Diarmuid Gavin garden in Bray, Co Wicklow.

What a great start to a programme, LP on the stereo, 'here comes the sun' plays,  Pot of coffee brewing and Diarmuid heading out into the garden to enjoy it all.

He tells us about how important the garden has been to so many this year and this programme will get us all 'Gardening Together'.


Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin was first shown on RTE One and BBC One Northern Ireland on 17 July 2020.

Diarmuid Gavin has been missing from our screens as a gardener for too long and his new programme invites us into his own garden.

His garden in Bray Co Wicklow will undergo a lockdown transformation during this 6 part series.

The Instant Gardener Series 1 Episode 4

The Instant Gardener Series 1: Episode 4

The Instant Gardener is Danny Clarke Garden Designer, who with the help of Helen Skelton and the Team, show us how to transform a problem garden, on a budget in just 1 day.

Today they are in Earls Barton near Northampton to help transform the garden of Lydia, Aydin Guclo and their sons Finlay and  Mavi 

6 Year old Mavi suffers from terrible hayfever and allergies so they want a low pollen, low allergy garden for the whole family to be safe in together.

Diarmuid Gavin

Diarmuid Gavin

Diarmuid Gavin is a Garden Designer who was born on 10 May 1964 in London.

Born to Irish parents Joan and Jack he was brought up in Dublin, Ireland from one month old. His father John died in 2011. Diarmuid was the second oldest of 5 children, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Tragedy struck at a young age in his family in 1971, when aged just 6 he witnessed  his younger 5 year old brother Conor being killed by a car on the way to school.

The Instant Gardener Series 1 Episode 3

The Instant Gardener Series 1: Episode 3

The Instant Gardener is Danny Clarke Garden Designer, who with the help of Helen Skelton and the Team, show us how to transform a problem garden, on a budget in just 1 day.

Today they are in  Basingstoke to help mother of 5, Tania Reid who wants a safe, accident proof, child friendly space for the whole family to relax in and enjoy.

Tania is a single mum with children ranging in age from 17 years old to 7 months who used to work as a carer but is now retraining to run her own care agency. So the busy mum has had little time for the garden.


Grow Your Own At Home With Alan Titchmarsh Episode 6

Grow Your Own At Home With Alan Titchmarsh Episode 6

In the final episode of Grow Your Own At Home it is time to see all the hard work of the previous 5 episodes and to add a few finishing touches to the gardens.

Alan Titchmarsh has been sharing his garden in Hampshire with us, aided by his wife Alison AKA  Mrs T, chief Camera Operator.

The Love Your Garden Team of David Domoney, Katie Rushworth and Frances Tophill have also been letting us join them in their homes and gardens to see how they can grow more at home during the Covid-19 Lockdown.

The Instant Gardener Series 1 Episode 2

The Instant Gardener Series 1  Episode 2

The Instant Gardener is Danny Clarke Garden Designer, who with the help of Helen Skelton and the Team, show us how to transform a problem garden, on a budget in just 1 day.

Todays programme is from Barnsley, Yorkshire  and Helen goes to meet the homeowners, Claire and Richard, who are metal health workers and their 3 cats who all live in a new build house.

The couple have been married for 2 years and have been going through stressful and heart breaking IVF treatment to have a baby.

Jim McColl MBE

Jim McColl

Jim McColl was born in 1936 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire and has gardening in his Genes.

His Father was a gardener, his Sister became a Market Gardener, one brother was a farmer and the other one a Forester.

His Grandfather who was a Steam engine driver from Glasgow to Carlisle and had an allotment where Jim spent a lot of time.

Grow Your Own At Home With Alan Titchmarsh Episode 5

Grow Your Own At Home With Alan Titchmarsh Episode 5

In Episode 5, Alan Titchmarsh is still at his home in his magnificent garden in Hampshire, filming Grow Your Own At Home with his wife Alison Titchmarsh AKA Mrs T Cam.

As Alan says 'nothing tastes better than fresh, mouth-watering home-grown fruit and veg. Freshness, pleasure and achievement'.

With more people having a go at growing their own, this programme helps guide you through the stages from planting to harvesting, whatever size growing space you have.

Garden Rescue Series 5 Episode 3

Garden Rescue Series 5 Episode 3

In this episode of Garden Rescue Series 5, Episode 3 the Garden Designers are Charlie Dimmock and The Rich Brothers, Harry and David Rich.

Their mission this week is to transform the garden of Canadian born Opera Singer Catherine and Comic Book Artist Christian, baby Olive and dog Thor in Shrewsbury.

The garden was very overgrown when they bought the house 2 years ago and they have managed to clear it but its far from finished!


George Anderson

George Anderson

George Anderson was born to be a Gardener.

Born into a family of keen gardeners and his Father and Uncle both being Market Gardeners its no surprise when George left School he became a Gardeners' Boy.

in 1966 he became the Head of School of Horticulture at The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh he remained in this role for nearly 38 years before retiring in 2004.

Kirsty Wilson

Kirsty Wilson

Kirsty Wilson is a Gardener who was born in 1991 in Glasgow.

Her love for gardening started at the age of 14 when she got her own vegetable patch and the use of a greenhouse.

Grow Your Own At Home With Alan Titchmarsh Episode 4

Grow Your Own At Home With Alan Titchmarsh Episode 4

Alan Titchmarsh is at his home in Hampshire with his wife Alison Titchmarsh AKA Camera Operator Mrs T Cam.

Alan wants to show us how easy, as well as enjoyable it is to Grow Your Own At Home along with his trusty Love Your Garden team of David Domoney, Katie Rushworth and Frances Tophill in their own gardens.

'Getting to your plate within moments and that is what all this is about'.


Gardeners' World 2020 Episode 9: 15 May 2020

Gardeners' World 2020 Episode 9 15 May 2020

Monty Don Welcomes us to his garden Longmeadow and to Gardeners' World 2020.

Longmeadow has been taken over by the spring growth spurt and especially with Cow Parsley that is everywhere in the Spring Garden.

As it is a weed some people would be worried by its appearance and it swamping other plants but Monty is enjoying the celebration of Spring and new life in the garden.

Grow Your Own At Home With Alan Titchmarsh Episode 3

Grow Your Own At Home With Alan Titchmarsh Episode 3

Alan Titchmarsh  is at home with his wife Alison Titchmarsh AKA Mrs T Cam in their beautiful garden in Hampshire, filming Episode 3 of Grow Your Own At Home with Alan Titchmarsh.

Whatever size garden you have or if you don't have one at all, each week Alan and his wife AKA Mrs Titchmarsh are showing how easy it is to grow your own at home.

Alan's team from Love your Garden, David Domoney, Katie Rushworth and Frances Tophill are all busy at work in their own gardens. 


Beechgrove | The Beechgrove Garden

Beechgrove and The Beechgrove Garden titles

Beechgrove or as it was previously known by The Beechgrove Garden is BBC Scotland Flagship gardening programme that has been shown since 14 April 1978.

The original location of Beechgrove Garden was at the BBC Studios in Beechgrove Terrace in Aberdeen Scotland.

The idea for the programme came from an Executive visiting a TV garden in Boston and thought that because Scotland had its own unique weather issues it needed its own gardening show.

Brian Cunningham

Brian Cunningham

Brian Cunningham is a Gardener who was born in 1975 and was brought up in St Andrews, Scotland

He first got interested in gardening at just 9 years old as he helped the Greenkeeper at the bowling club his mother worked at.

After leaving school, Brian became an apprentice at Craigtoun Country Park.

His past Gardening roles were at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh, St Andrews Botanic Gardens and the Backhouse Rossie Estate near Auchtermuchty.

In 2012, Brian became Head Gardener at Scone Palace near Perth, Scotland and still is to the present day.


From Little Acorns

In 2015 the television programme Beechgrove Gardens visited Scone Palace for their Chilli Festival.

Brian and Carole eating chillies

Carole Baxter, a Presenter on Beechgrove Gardens challenged Brian to a Chilli eating contest and he went down well (unlike the Chillies!) 

After the challenge Brian Cunningham became a guest presenter on Beechgrove Gardens.

In 2018, Beechgrove Gardens celebrated its 40th year on BBC Scotland.

In 2019. Presenter Jim McColl at the age of 83 retired, after being BBCs longest serving gardening presenter after more than 40 years on screen.



Beechgrove presenters

The Programme changed its name from Beechgrove Gardens to Beechgrove.

Alongside Brian Cunningham the current presenters on Beechgrove in 2020 are George Anderson, Carole Baxter, Chris BeardshawKirsty Wilson and Sophie McKilligan.

For the new season of Beechgrove 2021 he is joined by 2 new Presenters Mairi Rattray and Calum Clunie.

Brian is married to Alison and their  children often feature on Beechgrove showing how the whole family can be involved in the garden.

Brian Cunningham family

Brian's children, Eilidh and Ben are certainly following in their fathers footsteps with their knowledge of wildlife gardening and growing their own. 

They bring a whole new element to the programme that other gardening programmes do not have and hopefully encourage the next generation of Gardeners to give it a go.


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Brian Cunningham Television Programmes


2015
Beechgrove
Beechgrove
Beechgrove Gardens

2021
Beechgrove 2021






2022

Brian Cunningham Twitter


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