Colin Stafford-Johnson

Colin Stafford-Johnson

Colin Stafford-Johnson is a Wildlife Cameraman, Television Presenter, Film maker and now a TV Gardener.

He was born in 1964 in Cabinteely near Dublin in Ireland to parents Barney and Dorothy Johnson and had 5 brothers and sisters.

His father was the first Television Gardener Barney Johnson presenter of RTE Television's (Raidió Teilifís Éireann) gardening programme 'The Garden', 'which was first broadcast in 1977 in The Republic of Ireland.

The family owned a Garden Centre so he was brought up surrounded by plants and the outdoors but his real passion was for wildlife.

Love Your Garden Series 10 Episode 8 A Yoga Retreat

Love Your Garden Series 10 Episode 8

Alan Titchmarsh is back for the last episode of Love Your Garden Series 10, this series was shown in 2 parts because of the Covid-19 lockdowns. 

He starts the programme by saying 'this year Britain has fallen head over heels for gardening'.

So Alan is back and shocking our unsung heroes on their doorsteps and transforming their gardens.


Alan is in Waltham Abbey in Essex to surprise 53 year old Venessa who has battled through Leukaemia and now helps other people with the same disease.

Love Your Garden Series 11 Episode 1 A Stately Garden

Love Your Garden Series 11 Episode 1 A Stately Garden

Alan Titchmarsh is back for this episode which is the first of Love Your Garden, Series 11 although they were not shown in number order. 

He starts the programme by saying 'this year Britain has fallen head over heels for gardening'.

So Alan is back and shocking our unsung heroes on their doorsteps and transforming their gardens as well as sharing tips and tricks for your own garden.

But series 11 is different they are transforming not one but two gardens with the help of new Love Your Garden Team member Danny Clarke


Alan is in a village near Taunton in Somerset to surprise Mel who works as a Manager at a Royal British Legion Care Home.

The Wild Gardener

The Wild Gardener

The Wild Gardener was first shown on 19 November 2021 on BBC 2 and on BBC NI on 24 November 2021.

It is being shown as 2 x 1 hour long programmes on BBC2 but on BBC NI it is 4 x 30 minutes programmes.

The programme sees Colin Stafford-Johnson, an award-winning cameraman, director and broadcaster return to his childhood home in Ireland to create his own Wildlife paradise.

Colin is the son of the first Television Gardener Barney Johnson presenter of RTE Television's (Raidió Teilifís Éireann) gardening programme 'The Garden', 'which was first broadcast in 1977 in The Republic of Ireland.

Growing up the family ran their own Garden Centre.

Love Your Garden Series 11 Episode 5

Love Your Garden Series 11 Episode 5

Alan Titchmarsh is back for this episode of Love Your Garden, Series 11. 

He starts the programme by saying 'this year Britain has fallen head over heels for gardening'.

So Alan is back and shocking our unsung heroes on their doorsteps and transforming their gardens as well as sharing tips and tricks for your own garden.

But series 11 is different they are transforming not one but two gardens with the help of new Love Your Garden Team member Danny Clarke

Penny Lamb

Penny Lamb

Penny Lamb is a Scottish Garden Designer,  Bespoke Furniture Designer and the new Presenter of Filthy Garden SOS.

She comes from Glasgow and from a family of keen gardeners where she gained a love for the outdoors.


Penny has her own Landscape Design, Gardening and Bespoke Furniture business called 

She tries to use natural resources where possible and puts a percentage of her profits towards planting wildlife friendly plants and trees.

Filthy Garden SOS

Filthy Garden SOS

Filthy Garden SOS is a new and unique garden makeover programme that was first shown on 5Star on 11 November 2021.

The programme is scheduled to be repeated on Channel 5 in the Spring of 2022.

This 6 part series features gardens that are shockingly overgrown, out of control or just dumpsites and the owners have no idea what to do with them.

The difference with this show is  the homeowners do not go away and come back for the big reveal but have to do the hard work themselves before revealing to their family the new garden.

The homeowners will not only help create their own garden learning along the way, as well as how to look after the garden in the future, so it will never again become a Filthy Garden!

Love Your Garden Series 11 Episode 4 Woodland Wonders

Love Your Garden Series 11 Episode 4 Woodland Wonders

Alan Titchmarsh is back for this episode of Love Your Garden, Series 11. 

He starts the programme by saying 'this year Britain has fallen head over heels for gardening'.

So Alan is back and shocking our unsung heroes on their doorsteps and transforming their gardens as well as sharing tips and tricks for your own garden.

But series 11 is different they are transforming not one but two gardens with the help of new Love Your Garden Team member Danny Clarke


Alan is in Macclesfield, Cheshire to surprise local legend and dad of 3, Carl Lamptey, who looks a little shocked opening the door.

Love Your Garden Series 10 Episode 5 A Wild Family Garden

Love Your Garden Series 10 Episode 5 A Wild Family Garden

Alan Titchmarsh is back for the another episode of Love Your Garden Series 10. 

He starts the programme by saying 'this year Britain has fallen head over heels for gardening'.

So Alan is back and shocking our unsung heroes on their doorsteps and transforming their gardens.


Alan is in Middlesbrough on the River Tees to surprise a young woman who is a Community Champion, as well as having health challenges herself.

Love Your Garden Series 11 Episode 3 A Dog & Thai Paradise

Love Your Garden Series 11 Episode 3

Alan Titchmarsh is back for the third episode of Love Your Garden Series 11 but this is the first one shown of the new series that was aired on 07 September 2021 after mixing them in with the delayed rest of Series 10. 

He starts the programme by saying 'this year Britain has fallen head over heels for gardening'.

So Alan is back and shocking our unsung heroes on their doorsteps and transforming their gardens as well as sharing tips and tricks for your own garden.

But series 11 is different they are transforming not one but two gardens with the help of new Love Your Garden Team member Danny Clarke.

Love Your Garden Series 10 Episode 7 A little Bit Of Malta

Love Your Garden Series 10 Episode 7

Alan Titchmarsh is back for the another episode of Love Your Garden Series 10. 

He starts the programme by saying 'this year Britain has fallen head over heels for gardening'.

So Alan is back and shocking our unsung heroes on their doorsteps and transforming their gardens.


Alan is in Netherton, near Dudley in the West Midlands to surprise a special family.

Love Your Cottage Garden Special

Love Your Cottage Garden Special

Love Your Cottage Garden is a one off special of Love Your Garden for the second series of Love Your Garden Themed Specials 2021.

The programme features not the usual one but two garden makeovers so the team needs to split into two to complete the gardens.

Alan Titchmarsh guides us through the makeovers with one team of David Domoney and Francis Tophill and the other team made up of Katie Rushworth and Danny Clarke.

Alan says the best gardens are ones you cannot wait to get into like the one he is at the gate of, the archetypal British Cottage Garden.

The cottage Garden is Britain's favourite garden style and when people think of a British garden it is always this style.

The Love Your Garden Team are going to share how to get a Cottage Garden into any sized plot by creating 2 very different gardens for 2 inspirational Nurses.

Your Garden Made Perfect Episode 2

Your Garden Made Perfect Episode 2 

In this Episode 2 of Your Garden Made Perfect Angela Scanlon introduces us to the spin off programme of Your House Made Perfect.

'We all love being in the great outdoors' Angela goes on to say 'we all have an idea how we want our homes to look but we are clueless when it comes to our gardens'.

In this series they are helping homeowners transform their gardens and the magic happens at their own secret Garden Headquarters.

This is where the Team of Designers, plan and design the gardens, before taking the homeowners on a 3D tour of their designs.

They will turn their gardens into amazing spaces whatever the budget and using the latest technologies to let them choose between the 2 designs that they can see in their gardens before the work commences.

Toby Buckland

Toby Buckland

Toby Neale Buckland was born in Exeter, Devon on 11 October 1969 and is a Gardener, Presenter, Author and Radio Presenter.

Toby Buckland is best known as a Gardeners' World presenter.

His Grandfather was a Gardener and his Father was a builder so working outdoors was in the family and early memories include collecting seaweed at the beach with his Uncle for fertilizer for the potatoes.

As a young child he would earn pocket money doing garden work.

Your Garden Made Perfect Episode 1

Your Garden Made Perfect Episode 1

In the first Episode of Your Garden Made Perfect which was first aired on 04 February, Angela Scanlon introduces us to the spin off programme of Your House Made Perfect.

'We all love being in the great outdoors' Angela goes on to say 'we all have an idea how we want out homes to look but we are clueless when it comes to our gardens'.

In this series they are helping homeowners transform their gardens and the magic happens at their own secret Garden Headquarters.

This is where the Team of Designers, plan and design the gardens, before taking the homeowners on a 3D tour of their designs.

They will turn their gardens into amazing spaces whatever the budget and using the latest technologies to let them choose between the 2 designs that they can see in their gardens before the work commences.

Love Your Garden Series 10 Episode 6 A Policeman's Plot

Love Your Garden Series 10 Episode 6

In this Episode of Love Your Garden Series 10, the series restarts after a break due to Covid-19 on 20 July 2021,and Alan Titchmarsh is in Chippenham, Wiltshire.

He starts the programme by saying 'this year Britain has fallen head over heels for gardening'.

So Alan is back and shocking our unsung heroes on their doorsteps and transforming their gardens.

Alan is surprising 74 year old Richard Warren MBE who has is a Voluntary Community Constable and he is the country oldest Policeman after volunteering for over 50 years!

Love Your Small Garden Special

Love Your Small Garden Special

Love Your Small Garden is a one off special of Love Your Garden and the first of a second series of Love Your Garden Themed Specials 2021 first shown on 13 July 2021.

The programme features not the usual one but two garden makeovers so the team needs to split into two to complete the gardens.

Alan Titchmarsh guides us through the makeovers with one team of David Domoney and Francis Tophill and the other team made up of Katie Rushworth and making his debut in the team Danny Clarke.

Love Your Garden: Themed Specials 2021

Love Your Garden: Themed Specials 2021

Love Your Garden returns for the second series of Love Your Garden Themed Specials on Tuesday 13 July 2021 on ITV.

The first series of Love Your Garden Themed Specials 2020 was shown in 2020 after filming had to stop on Love Your Garden Series 10 after just 4 episodes.

In each episode Alan Titchmarsh introduced us to and showed us 3 previous garden makeovers to fit the weekly theme.

It was good to see gardens they had previously done and it was good to have something to fill the gap that the Covid-19 lockdowns had caused to the programmes recording schedule.


The second series starts with Love Your Small Garden Special and this time it has 2 new garden makeovers.

Lee Burkhill

Lee Burkhill

Lee Burkhill AKA the Garden Ninja is a Garden Designer, TV Presenter, Blogger and Youtuber.

From Series 7 onwards, he is the new Presenter full time of Garden Rescue which will be shown in 2022. 

Although Lee is making some appearances in Series 6 of Garden Rescue in 2021.

Lee was born on 15 February 1983 and grew up in Lancashire. 

Lee early career was in IT where he spent 10 years before giving it all up for a complete change of career, gardening.

Gardening with Carol Klein Episode 2

Gardening with Carol Klein Episode 2

Carol Klein introduces us to Gardening with Carol Klein filmed at her home of over 40 years, Glebe Cottage in Chittlehamholt near Umberleigh Devon.

When Carol is not writing about gardening or presenting, she is in the garden.

Whatever sort or size of garden you have or even if you just have a patio or window box she is going to show us how, from the basics to more advanced techniques.

She wants to share the excitement and satisfaction of creating a garden whether you’re a novice or experienced, she wants to share the skills.

Carol is ‘ready are you’?

Garden Rescue 2021 Series 6

Garden Rescue 2021 Series 6

Garden Rescue returned to our screens for the sixth series on 24 May 2021.

This series was filmed during the Covid restrictions and sees the designers pitching their designs remotely to the home owners before they decide on which one to go with.

Charlie Dimmock who has been in the programme since it started in 2016 returns along side The Rich Brothers Harry & David Rich who have also has been in it from the start.

Arit Anderson who joined the programme in 2019 for Series 4 also returns.

Sadly this is to be the last series for Harry & David Rich as well as Arit Anderson.


One of the new Designers who will be appearing in series 7 appears in this series Lee Burkhill AKA Garden Ninja, makes his debut in Episode 5 on 28 May 2021.

Also returning for this series is Narrator Lucinda Lawrence and the regular team of contractors.

This series follows the format of the previous ones, the pitch, design chosen, contractors start work, designers arrive to add their flair, and the grand reveal.

Garden rescue series 7

With Series 7 set to screen in 2022 and already promising 3 new designers, Lee Burkhill, Flo Headlam and Chris Hull I wonder if a revamp of the show will also happen?


Presenters

Narrator

Contractors
Colin Anderson
Russell 'Gruff' Harris
Kyle Haynes
Ben Pope
Sam Land
Leigh Pugh
Luke Griffiths
Steve Griffiths
Andy Land
Patrick Reilly
Natalie Chivers
Sam Howard
Paul Phillips

Television Programme


Episode 1: Bristol

Episode 2: Yate

Episode 3: Swindon

Episode 4: Bath

Episode 5: Liverpool

Episode 6: Bracknell

Episode 16: Leicester

Episode 17: Manchester

Episode 18: Alton

Episode 19: Deeside

Episode 20: Barnet

All Photographs are copyright of BBC.com

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 6 6 May 2021

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 6 6 May 2021

Carole Baxter welcomes us to Episode 6 of Beechgrove 2021 and Mairi Rattray and Carole are happy it has rained at last at Beechgrove.

The rain is needed as it has been one of the driest months on record in the UK.

They have had snow but no rain and Carole thinks it is since Mairi put up the new water Butt!

Advolly Richmond

 Advolly Richmond

Advolly Richmond is a Garden Historian, writer and Garden Television Presenter.

Advolly has a MA in in Garden History from Bristol University and has a RHS level 3 in Practical Horticulture. 

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 5 29 April 2021

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 5 29 April 2021

Carole Baxter welcomes us to Episode 5 of Beechgrove 2021 by saying its a bit nippy there as she introduces Mairi Rattray Head Gardener and Kirsty Wilson who is back in the garden for the first time this series.

They are in Carole favourite garden, the Woodland Garden and Kirsty says it is looking beautiful and Carole points out a couple of gems, the Yellow Erythronium and the Hepaticas.

Kirsty really likes the Cardamine Pentaphylla and Mairi like the Trillium Rivale that are starting to come up.

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 4 22 April 2021

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 4 22 April 2021

Carole Baxter welcomes us to Episode 4 of  Beechgrove 2021 and introduces us to Mairi Rattray the Head Gardener who is helping her do some pruning and they are happy to have Brian Cunningham back in the garden after last weeks snow.

Mairi says there was no snow this week but it has been cold and dry and nice to see the sun is out today. 

She is a little worried they have had no rain and the sun makes for more watering in the greenhouses.

The Great Garden Revolution

The Great Garden Revolution

The Great Garden Revolution was first shown on Channel 4 on 01 May 2021.

This new garden makeover programme was in a Saturday night slot which is unusual for a gardening programme but was also available on More4.

Poppy Okotcha

Poppy Okotcha

Poppy Okotcha is a model turned turned Horticulturist and Ecological Gardener who was born in London in 1996 but spent her early years in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The family moved back to Wiltshire, England when she was 12 years old.

Her mum was always growing food for the family and when they moved back to the UK they made a garden together and she gained her love of the natural world.

Gardeners' World 2021 Episode 5 16 April 2021

Gardeners' World 2021 Episode 5 16 April 2021

Monty Don welcomes us to Gardeners' World 2021 Episode 5 and he is busy filling up the bare spaces left in the Jewel and Cottage garden left by the removal of the Box Hedges.

Now is the time to move Herbaceous plants and he is transplanting a Echinops Ritro, which grows to 3 foot tall with spiky flowers, from another part of the garden.

He wants it to follow on after the Roses have stopped flowering and he tips it gently out of the pot and it has a strong root system.

The Beechgrowers from Beechgrove 2021

Beechgrowers

The Beechgrowers first appeared on Beechgrove 2021 in Episode 3 on 15 April 2021.

From right across Scotland the 6 lots of keen gardeners will be filming their own experiences of gardening in varying climates and growing conditions.

From a flat in Edinburgh right up to the Northern most coast of mainland Scotland, from the Highlands to the Borders.

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 3 15 April 2021

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 3 15 April 2021

We are welcomed to Episode 3 of Beechgrove 2021 by Carole Baxter and Mairi Rattray and the garden is covered in a thick layer of snow.

Carole says a few days ago she was cutting the lawn and buying suntan lotion and Mairi says last week they were busy weeding the garden this week Snow arrived and put a stop to that.

A cold wind has made it feel colder than the -2 it has been and some of the plants have suffered like the poor deflated Daffodils that are laying in the snow.

The snow has been removed from the Topiary also.

Gardeners' World 2021 Episode 4 09 April 2021

Gardeners' World 2021 Episode 4 09 April 2021

Monty Don welcomes us to Episode 4 of Gardeners' World 2021 and Nell is laying in the sun watching Monty hard at work in the Paradise Garden which he started a few years ago.

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 2 08 April 2021

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 2 08 April 2021

We are welcomed to Episode 2 of Beechgrove 2021 by Carole Baxter along with Mairi Rattray, Kirsty Wilson and some very noisy birds who are full of the joy of Spring.

Carol says is great to have Kirsty back in the Beechgrove garden and that she is loving her new allotment, Kirsty has been busy painting her new greenhouse, green!

Mairi is asked about how the weather has been at Beechgrove after Carole telling her they had a big hailstorm at home. 

She says its been dry, cold and windy so they have had to water some of the shrubs that are in containers particularly the Camelia.

She pleasantly surprised they are still alive after they were just planted in the ground and left to their own devices so they will not flower at all this year.

Gardeners' World 2021 Episode 3 02 April 2021

Gardeners' World 2021 Episode 3 03 April 2021
 
Monty Don welcomes us to the third episode of Gardeners' World 2021 for an Easter special.

He tells us what an important time it is, as the Spring has begun and with it there is so much to do, as gardeners.

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 1 01 April 2021

Beechgrove 2021 Episode 1 01 April 2021

Beechgrove 2021 returns for its first episode and Carole Baxter, Brian Cunningham and the new presenter and Head Gardener Mairi Rattray welcomes us back to Beechgrove filmed from the Beechgrove Gardens.

Carole says its great to be back at Beechgrove Gardens but they are practising all the social distancing and Covid guidelines, so no welcome back hugs. 

Carol and Brian are introducing each presenter and segment this week.

Calum Clunie

Calum Clunie 

Calum Clunie is a Gardener and Allotmenteer who in 2021 became the new Presenter on BBC Scotland flagship gardening programme Beechgrove.

He got his love of gardening from his grandparents Alasdair and Sheila Simpson as a child they would all garden together.

Calum has watched Beechgrove or The Beechgrove Garden as it used to be known, for as long as he can remember.

Beechgrove 2021

Beechgrove 2021

BBC Scotland Flagship gardening programme Beechgrove is returning to our screens for the 2021 gardening season on 01 April 2021 in Scotland and Sunday 04 April on BBC2.

In 2021 the presenters are set to make their return to Beechgrove after the 2020 season was filmed mostly from the presenter's homes and workplaces, like Scone Castle, due to the Covid-19 Lockdown restrictions.

Lots of hard work has been going on behind the scenes to get Beechgrove Gardens ready after it being  left to overgrow during the Covid pandemic.

There is also some exciting changes happening to Beechgrove Gardens that will be revealed during the new series.

Gardeners' World 2021 Episode 2 26 March 2021

Gardeners' World 2021 Episode 2 26 March 2021 

Episode 2 of Gardeners' World 2021 and Monty Don has his Dahlia Tubers out of storage and welcomes us to Long Meadow.


Gardeners' World 2021 Episode 1 19 March 2021

Gardeners world 2021 episode 1

Episode 1 of Gardeners' World 2021 and Monty Don quickly followed by Patti and Nell welcomes us to Long Meadow for this first episode.

Gardeners' World 2021


Monty Don is back for the new growing season and the first programme was aired on Friday 19 March 2021 starting for the first time with an hour long programme.

This show has started during Lockdown and is being aimed at both first time gardeners and the more experienced grower due to the increased interest in our garden during the Coivd-19 pandemic.

Sue Kent


Sue Kent is a Gardener and a new presenter on Gardeners' World 2021 as well as a Professional Masseur offering sports Massage and relaxation Massage.

Sue was born in the early 1960s and due to the Morning Sickness drug Thalidomide and its side effects, Sue was born with an upper limb disability.

Her upper limb difference means she has 8 inch long arms, no thumbs and 7 fingers which has meant she has always been keen to overcome any challenges and work out new ways of doing things.

Gardening with Carol Klein Episode 1

Gardening with Carol Klein

Carol Klein introduces us to Gardening with Carol Klein filmed at her home of over 40 years, Glebe Cottage in Chittlehamholt near Umberleigh Devon.

When Carol is not writing about gardening or presenting, she is in the garden.

Whatever sort or size of garden you have, or even if you just have a patio or window box, she is going to show us how, from the basics to more advanced techniques.

She wants to share the excitement and satisfaction of creating a garden whether you’re a novice or experienced, she wants to share the skills.

Carol is ‘ready are you’?

Gardening with Carol Klein

Gardening with Carol Klein

Gardening with Carol Klein or as the title says How to Garden with Carol Klein, was first shown on Channel 5 on 18th February 2021.

The two part series sees Carol Klein in her amazing garden at her home Glebe Cottage, in Chittlehamholt near Umberleigh Devon.

Tom Massey










 Tom Massey

Tom Massey is a gardener and Garden Designer who grew up in Richmond, London.

Tom first studied Art at the University of Arts London before completing a BA Hons in Animation Production at the Arts Institute of Bournemouth

A career in freelance Animation and Design followed as well as being a Director of a Music Events Company.

Tom wanted a change of career and with a love of the outdoors, he studied for a Garden Design Diploma at the London College of Garden Design.

Tom Massey started garden design company Tom Massey- Landscape and Garden Design.

Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Joel Bird is a Garden Designer, Artist, Designer/Artist, Sculptor, Author and Musician. 

Joel grew up in Walton and Allerton, Liverpool and attended Calderstones Comprehensive. 

He went on to study at Liverpool John Moores University.

Pip Probert

Pip Probert

Pip Probert is a Garden Designer who as a young child liked to photograph, draw and paint pictures of plants.

This love of plants and her artistic flare saw her studying Garden Design at the Welsh Horticultural College.

Pip Probert founded her Garden Design and Landscape business Outer Spaces Design Ltd in 2005 with business partner Wez Salthouse.

Manoj Malde

Manoj Malde

Manoj Malde was born in Kenya in 1967 and moved to Great Britain aged just 4 years old. He is a Garden Designer, writer and public speaker.

As a child he used to help his brothers in their vegetable patch in his parents garden.

Manoj studied Art at the Royal College of Art achieving a MA in Art, London  and his initial career path was as a Design Manager in the fashion industry which took him all over the world.

He trained as a Garden Designer at the English Gardening School bringing his experience of colour and design into his gardens.

Helen Elks-Smith

Helen Elks-Smith

Helen Elks-Smith is a Garden Designer who creates stunning gardens that are holistically designed taking into account their surroundings, the function of the garden and the effect the garden has on your wellbeing. 

Helen studied Garden Design at Writtle College coming from a mathematical background she combines these talents to design not only beautiful but practical gardens.