Glorious Gardens From Above Episode 2 Essex

Glorious Gardens From Above Episode 2  Essex


She tells us that 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.

Kate Bradbury

Kate Bradbury

Kate Bradbury is a award-winning garden writer, broadcaster and Television presenter, specialising in wildlife gardening who appears on Gardeners' World

Kate grew up on the outskirts of Birmingham and had a back garden that was half an acre which she spent a lot of time in looking for worms and watching birds.


Kate appears on Autumn Watch, Radio 4s Gardeners' Question Time, and writes for various publications like The Guardian and Gardeners' World Magazine.

She is patron for amphibian and reptile charity Froglife and  Bumblebee Conservation Trust, and is the Garden Ambassador for Butterfly Conservation.

Kate lives in Hove near Brighton


TV programmes


2021


2021



Kate Bradbury Books

2017
The Wildlife Gardener

2019
Wildlife Gardening: for Everyone and Everything (The Wildlife Trusts) 

2019 
The Bumblebee Flies Away: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Muddy Hands

2021
RHS How to Create a Wildlife Pond: Plan, Dig, and Enjoy a Natural Pond in Your Own Back Garden

2022
RHS The Tree in my Garden: Discover the Difference One Tree Can Make - Then Plant Your Own
With Lucille Clerc


Kate Bradbury Instagram  Twitter

Filthy Garden SOS Episode 4 West London

Filthy Garden SOS Episode 4  West London

Filthy Garden SOS is a garden makeover show with a difference that was first shown in 2021 on 5 Star.

Award winning Garden Designer Diarmuid Gavin starts by telling us our gardens are our sanctuaries, private, plant filled, peaceful and green corners of this green covered land.
He goes on to tell us not all gardens are like that and the homeowners have not got the gardening bug and their gardens are shocking!

He actually calls them 'crimes against nature itself'.

Diarmuid tells us for as long as he been gardening he never seen gardens so bad.

Filthy Garden SOS Episode 3 County Durham

Filthy Garden SOS Episode 3 County Durham

Filthy Garden SOS is a garden makeover show with a difference that was first shown in 2021 on 5 Star.

Award winning Garden Designer Diarmuid Gavin starts by telling us our gardens are our sanctuaries, private, plant filled, peaceful and green corners of this green covered land.

He goes on to tell us not all gardens are like that and the homeowners have not got the gardening bug and their gardens are shocking!

He actually calls them 'crimes against nature itself'.

Diarmuid tells us for as long as he been gardening he never seen gardens so bad.

Love Your Garden Series 12 Episode 2 Colour

Love Your Garden Series 12 Episode 2 Colour

Alan Titchmarsh 
welcomes us to Love Your Garden Series 12.

Alan tells us how important our gardens have become to us, they bring family and friends together, are good for our Mental and Physical Health as well as connecting us to Nature.

Lots of us have challenging gardens which we would like to become our dream garden, they are often, in fact, a disaster zone.

So this year Alan and his team David DomoneyKatie RushworthFrances Tophill and Danny Clarke are going to surprise some inspirational people whose gardens are some of the worst they have ever tackled.

They will also share the secrets of how they do this, giving us good ideas to transform the chosen garden as well as in our own gardens.

'Welcome to Love Your Garden'.

Garden of the Year

Garden of the Year

Garden of the Year is a new 6 part Gardening Programme first shown on More4 on 22 August 2022.

Zoe Ball is joined by award winning Garden Designer Manoj Malde and former Young Horticulturist of the Year Lachlan Rae as Judges.

Each week they will visit 4 gardens in a different region of the United Kingdom and take us on a tour of the garden pointing out all the design features and planting.

Lachlan Rae

Lachlan Rae

Lachlan Rae from Castle Douglas, Scotland is a Horticulturist, Garden Designer and the new Judge on Garden of the Year.

His first job on leaving school was as a Christmas Tree cutter.

Lachlan at 17 studied for a National Certificate in Horticulture at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) in Dumfries.

Lachlan went on to pass a RBGE Diploma in Plantmanship, Applied Horticulture, Horticulture Operations, General at the Royal Botanic Garden n Edinburgh.

Love Your Garden Series 12 Episode 1 Beauty

Love Your Garden Series 12 Episode 1 Beauty

Alan Titchmarsh welcomes us to the first programme of Love Your Garden Series 12 with was first shown on 22 March 2022 on ITV.

Alan tells us how important our gardens have become to us, they bring family and friends together, are good for our Mental and Physical Health as well as connecting us to Nature.

Lots of us have challenging gardens, which we would like to become our dream garden, they are often in fact, a disaster zone.

So this year Alan and his team David Domoney, Katie Rushworth, Frances Tophill and Danny Clarke are going to surprise some inspirational people whose gardens are some of the worst they have ever tackled.

They will also share the secrets of how they do this, giving us good ideas to transform the chosen garden as well as in our own gardens.

'welcome to Love Your Garden'.

The Wild Gardener Episode 4

The Wild Gardener Episode 4

Colin Stafford-Johnson introduces us to The Wild Gardener Episode 1 with 'I've always loved wild places, places where nature's in charge'.

Colin grew up in a different world of immaculate lawns and gardens filled with Roses and Gardening was his family's life.

His Father was Television Gardener  Barney Johnson but Colin as a child, he was always playing in the woods and the wild.

Colin introduces himself as a Wildlife Cameraman who has spent most of his life filming  amazing places and creatures but now he is coming home.

The Wild Gardener Episode 3

The Wild Gardener Episode 3

Colin Stafford-Johnson introduces us to The Wild Gardener with 'I've always loved wild places, places where nature's in charge'.

Colin grew up in a different world of immaculate lawns and gardens filled with Roses and Gardening was his family's life.

His Father was Television Gardener Barney Johnson but Colin as a child he was always playing in the woods and the wild.

Colin introduces himself as a Wildlife Cameraman who has spent most of his life filming amazing places and creatures but now he is coming home.

The Wild Gardener Episode 2

The Wild Gardener Episode 2

Colin Stafford-Johnson introduces us to The Wild Gardener with 'I've always loved wild places, places where nature's in charge'.

Colin grew up in a different world of immaculate lawns and gardens filled with Roses and Gardening was his family's life.

His Father was Television Gardener Barney Johnson but Colin as a child he was always playing in the woods and the wild.

Colin introduces himself as a Wildlife Cameraman who has spent most of his life filming amazing places and creatures but now he is coming home.

The Wild Gardener Episode 1

The Wild Gardener Episode 1

Colin Stafford-Johnson introduces us to The Wild Gardener Episode 1 with 'I've always loved wild places, places where nature's in charge'.

Colin grew up in a different world of immaculate lawns and gardens filled with Roses and Gardening was his family's life.

His Father was Television Gardener, Barney Johnson, but Colin as a child was always playing in the woods and the wild.

Colin introduces himself as a Wildlife Cameraman who has spent most of his life filming amazing places and creatures but now he is coming home.

Errol Reuben Fernandes

Errol Reuben Fernandes

Errol Reuben Fernandes is Head of Horticulture at the Gardens at the Horniman Museum, an Artist, a Garden Designer and the new Garden Design expert on the second series of The Great Garden Revolution .

He grew up in West London and his mother was a Florist and keen gardener and Errol has always enjoyed gardening.

As a child with his brother they were taken to visit various Gardens as well as regular trip to Plant Nurseries.

Christine's Garden Series 2 Episode 6

Christine's Garden Series 2 Episode 6

This is the last ever 
episode of Christine's Garden and the final one of Series 2.

We meet Christine Walkden  at her home in Harlow Essex, who introduces us to the programme by saying "I love gardening - I do not like it - I eat it, sleep it, drink it, dream it".

Christine has been a gardener for over 35 years and her life is fantastic and she never wants to do anything but gardening and horticulture.

She says she lucky to earn a living doing this.

Christine's Garden Series 2 Episode 5

Christine's Garden Series 2 Episode 5

In this 
episode of Christine's Garden Series 2 we meet Christine Walkden  at her home in Harlow Essex, who introduces us to the programme by saying "I love gardening - I do not like it - I eat it, sleep it, drink it, dream it".

Christine has been a gardener for over 35 years and her life is fantastic and she never wants to do anything but gardening and horticulture.

Christine's Garden Series 2 Episode 4

Christine's Garden Series 2 Episode 4

In this episode of Christine's Garden Series 2 we meet Christine Walkden at her home in Harlow Essex, who introduces us to the programme by saying "I love gardening - I do not like it - I eat it, sleep it, drink it, dream it".

Christine has been a gardener for over 35 years and her life is fantastic and she never wants to do anything but gardening and horticulture.

She says she lucky to earn a living doing this.

Christine's Garden Series 2 Episode 3

Christine's Garden Series 2 Episode 3

In this episode of Christine's Garden Series 2 we meet Christine Walkden  at her home in Harlow Essex, who introduces us to the programme by saying "I love gardening - I do not like it - I eat it, sleep it, drink it, dream it".

Christine has been a gardener for over 35 years and her life is fantastic and she never wants to do anything but gardening and horticulture.

She says she lucky to earn a living doing this.

Garden Rescue 2022 Series 7

Garden Rescue 2022 Series 7

Garden Rescue returns for Series 7 on Monday 09 May 2022 on BBC1.

This series sees the departure of some of the Programme most popular ever Garden Designers, The Rich Brothers Harry & David and Arit Anderson.

Still remaining is the Garden Designer that has been in the Programme the longest Charlie Dimmock who has been in the programme since it was first shown in 2016.

Chris Hull

Chris Hull

Chris Hull is a Landscape Garden Designer and the new TV Presenter on Garden Rescue Series 7 in 2022.


Chris has been working as a landscape Garden Designer for more than 10 years and worked for several Garden Design Companies before starting his own in 2019  Greenbook Landscape Design.

Flo Headlam

Flo Headlam

Flo Headlam is a Horticulturist, Garden Designer, TV Presenter and the new TV Presenter on Garden Rescue Series 7 in 2022.

Flo parents came from the Caribbean and gave her an early insight into gardening as they grew their own vegetables 

She had her own garden and enjoyed all aspects of gardening including the digging which she still finds therapeutic. 

Christine's Garden Series 2 Episode 2

Christine's Garden Series 2 Episode 2

In this episode of Christine's Garden Series 2 we meet Christine Walkden  at her home in Harlow Essex, who introduces us to the programme by saying "I love gardening - I do not like it - I eat it, sleep it, drink it, dream it".

Christine has been a gardener for over 35 years and her life is fantastic and she never wants to do anything but gardening and horticulture.

She says she lucky to earn a living doing this.

Christine's Garden Series 2 Episode 1

Christine's Garden Series 2 Episode 1

In this first episode of Christine's Garden Series 2 we meet Christine Walkden  at her home in Harlow Essex, who introduces us to the programme by saying "I love gardening - I do not like it - I eat it, sleep it, drink it, dream it".

Christine has been a gardener for over 35 years and her life is fantastic and she never wants to do anything but gardening and horticulture.

She says she lucky to earn a living doing this.

Filthy Garden SOS Episode 2 Stockport

Filthy Garden SOS Episode 2 Stockport

Filthy Garden SOS is a garden makeover show with a difference that was first shown in 2021 on 5 Star and then repeated on Channel 5.

Award winning Garden Designer Diarmuid Gavin starts by telling us our gardens are our sanctuaries, private, plant filled, peaceful and green corners of this green covered land.

He goes on to tell us not all gardens are like that and the homeowners have not got the gardening bug and their gardens are shocking!

He actually calls them 'crimes against nature itself'.

Diarmuid tells us for as long as he been gardening he never seen gardens so bad.

The Beechgrowers 2022

The Beechgrowers 2022

The Beechgrowers 2022 returned in week 2 14/04/2022 of
Beechgrove 2022 which was shown on BBC2 Scotland and then repeated on BC2 and on the iPlayer.

Last year the introduction of The Beechgrowers 2021 was not popular with some viewers but this filled the gap left by the presenters being unable to travel due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

Broadcasting from their own gardens and recorded by themselves the Beechgrowers shared tip and advice and we followed them through the growing season.

Beechgrove 2022

Beechgrove 2022

BBC Scotland Flagship gardening programme Beechgrove returned to our screens for the 2022 gardening season on 07 April 2022 in Scotland and 08 April 2022 on BBC2, it will run until the end of September.

Returning for its 44th year the programme is becoming increasing popular in the rest of Great Britain and is to be repeated twice a week on BBC2 on a Friday night before its main rival  Gardeners' World  as well as its usual Sunday Morning slot.

Christine's Garden Episode 6

Christine's Garden Episode 6

In this last episode of Christine's Garden Series 1 we meet Christine Walkden  at her home in Harlow Essex, who introduces us to the programme by saying "I love gardening - I do not like it - I eat it, sleep it, drink it, dream it".

Christine has been a gardener for over 35 years and her life is fantastic and she never wants to do anything but gardening and horticulture.

She says she lucky to earn a living doing this.

Christine's Garden Episode 5

Christine's Garden Episode 5

In this episode of Christine's Garden we meet Christine Walkden  at her home in Harlow Essex, who introduces us to the programme by saying "I love gardening - I do not like it - I eat it, sleep it, drink it, dream it".

Christine has been a gardener for over 35 years and her life is fantastic and she never wants to do anything but gardening and horticulture.

She says she lucky to earn a living doing this.

Rekha Mistry

 Rekha Mistry

Rekha Mistry is a Gardener, Blogger, Writer and a new presenter on Gardeners' World 2022 making her debut on 18 March 2022.

Rekha who grew up in Zambia where she enjoyed helping out in the garden and growing produce with her Mother.

The family moved to the UK when she was 19 years old.

Rekha decided on a new path from running a bathroom Showroom for her business to going back to study horticulture with The Royal Horticultural Society gaining an RHS Diploma in Horticulture .

Gardeners' World 2022

Gardeners' World 2022

Monty Don is back for the first programme of Gardeners' World for the 2022 growing season on Friday 11 March 2022.

Monty welcomes us to Gardeners' World 2022 and the new season by planting a tree for the Queens Jubilee as part of the The Queen's Green Canopy.

This year they have kept with the same format of Monty in his garden, presenters visiting other gardens and collections, viewers videos, Jobs for the weekend and Monty's dogs taking centre stage.

A new presenter for 2022 is Rekha Mistry who grew up in Zambia is an Allotmenteer from Harrow, London who grows to cook and her plot is like a supermarket for food she enjoys.

Grow Your Own Drugs Series 1 Fruit

Grow Your Own Drugs Series 1 Fruit

James Wong introduces himself as a Scientist and Gardener and In Grow Your Own Drugs he wants to make us all think differently about plants and the natural remedies that he makes from them.

The Ethnobotanist trained at Kew Gardens and is no flower power hippie but after studying the use of plants he wants to share his recipes to help treat minor ailments, cheaply at home with what is growing in your back garden.

Traditional recipes and beauty treatments for coughs, colds and acne are growing around us and can be used to take control of our own health treatments.

James is not against conventional medicine but its empowering, as well as fun, but not too geeky to make your own remedies! 


Grow Your Own Drugs

Grow Your Own Drugs

Grow Your Own Drugs was first shown on the BBC 02 March 2009. The programme was then shown again when it moved to a more popular BBC1 slot.

The programme presenter is Ethnobotanist, Scientist and Gardener James Wong and ran for 2 Series along with a Christmas Special.

James was just 27 years old when he presented this very popular show which saw him growing, foraging and buying natural ingredients to make his own remedies for everyday ailments.

James Wong

James Wong

James Wong the Ethnobotanist, Scientist and Gardener was born in London on 26 May 1981, his father is from Malaya and his Mother is from Wales.

He was brought up in Singapore, Malaysia, Borneo and other parts of South East Asia where his Grandmother taught him about traditional medicines. 

Steve Williams

Steve Williams

Steve Williams is an Award winning Garden Designer  and the new Garden Designer on Your Garden Made Perfect.

With a background in photographic art Steve obtained a degree from the University of Wales Newport followed by a qualification in horticulture from Broomfield Hall in Derbyshire. 

In 2017 Steve graduated from the Cotswold Gardening School in 2017, where he now teaches as  a lecturer, with a focus on the creative process and innovative approaches to ecological design

Steve has his own Garden Design Company  and is also part of a design team for London Glades.

Christine's Garden Episode 4

Christine's Garden Episode 4

In this episode of Christine's Garden we meet Christine Walkden  at her home in Harlow Essex, who introduces us to the programme by saying "I love gardening - I do not like it - I eat it, sleep it, drink it, dream it".

Christine has been a gardener for over 35 years and her life is fantastic and she never wants to do anything but gardening and horticulture.

She says she lucky to earn a living doing this.

Christine's Garden Episode 3

Christine's Garden Episode 3

In this episode of Christine's Garden we meet Christine Walkden  at her home in Harlow Essex, who introduces us to the programme by saying "I love gardening - I do not like it - I eat it, sleep it, drink it, dream it".

Christine has been a gardener for over 35 years and her life is fantastic and she never wants to do anything but gardening and horticulture.

She says she lucky to earn a living doing this.

Christine's Garden Episode 2

Christine's Garden Episode 2

In this episode of Christine's Garden we meet Christine Walkden  at her home in Harlow Essex, who introduces us to the programme by saying "I love gardening - I do not like it - I eat it, sleep it, drink it, dream it".

Christine has been a gardener for over 35 years and her life is fantastic and she never wants to do anything but gardening and horticulture.

She says she lucky to earn a living doing this.

Love Your Garden Series 11 Episode 7 A Hug Garden

Love Your Garden Series 11 Episode 7 A Hug Garden

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

Oliver Bond

Oliver Bond

Oliver Bond is a Garden Designer from Essex and the new Garden Designer on Your Garden Made Perfect.

Oliver studied and gained an MA in Landscape Architecture and a BSc in Landscape and Garden Design.

Christine's Garden Episode 1

Christine's Garden Episode 1

This first episode of Christine's Garden was first shown on BBC2 on 30 December 2005 and repeated in January 2022.  

Christine Walkden introduces us to the programme by saying "I love gardening - I do not like it - I eat it, sleep it, drink it, dream it".

Christine has been a gardener for over 35 years and her life is fantastic and she never wants to do anything but gardening and horticulture.

She says she lucky to earn a living doing this.

Tayshan Hayden-Smith

Tayshan Hayden-Smith
 
Tayshan Hayden-Smith is a Garden Designer, Presenter, Semi Professional Footballer and Founder of Grow2Know who was born on 23 September 1996 and brought up in North Kensington.

He was brought up by his single parent mother Nancy with his 3 siblings, his mother was diagnosed with Cancer and sadly died when he was 23 years old.

At 13, Tayshan Hayden-Smith started trials for various football clubs after starting playing at just 3 years old his passion for football grew.

Tayshan became a young dad at 17 years old.

He had trials at Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Fulham and Watford - and also spent a season in Austria playing for FC Kitzbuhe.

Christine's Garden

Christine's Garden

Christine's Garden was first shown on  BBC2 on 30 December 2005 with just 6, 30 minute episodes and ran for 2 series.

The series was repeated on BBC2 in January 2022 bringing this charming programme and memories back to our screens.

The programme features Lancashire lass Christine Walkden in her 1950's ex council house and garden in Harlow Essex with the background of constant plane noise from nearby Stanstead Airport.

This seems an unlikely location for the Horticulturist / gardening expert with over 35 years experience to make what turned out to be a popular and much loved gardening programme of its time.

Love Your Garden Series 11 Episode 8 Secret Fairy Tale Garden

Love Your Garden Series 11 Episode 8 Secret Fairy Tale Garden

 Alan Titchmarsh is back for the final 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

Monty Don's Adriatic Gardens

Monty Don's Adriatic Gardens

Monty Don returns to BBC2 for more of his travels in Monty Don's Adriatic Gardens which was first shown on BBC2 on Friday 07 January 2022.

This 3 part programme is a welcome addition to the Winter gardening programme schedule for a bit of armchair gardening.

'Don'ning his linen suit, jaunty scarf and very battered Panama hat, Monty travels the Adriatic Coast and Islands to visit their most spectacular gardens.