Love Your Garden (2016)

Alan Titchmarsh standing in a garden

Alan Titchmarsh © Spungold

Production Company: Spun Gold Productions

Kent Location Used: Canterbury

Love Your Garden is an ITV programme fronted by Alan Titchmarsh as he travels around the country with his team to create beautiful gardens for extraordinary people.

Gurkha Hari Budha Magar with Alan Titchmarsh in the garden

Gurkha Hari Budha Magar with Alan Titchmarsh © Spungold

Episode three of series six features a visit to Canterbury, where the team help outstanding soldier  Gurkha Hari Budha Magar and his young family. Despite tragically losing both his legs in an IUD incident in the Afghanistan war, Hari goes out of his way to help others.

However, Hari’s own garden has proven difficult to manage, so his friends and colleagues asked Alan and the team to help. With Hari’s Nepalese homeland in mind, they transform his garden into a colourful private sanctuary for the whole family. There is even a surprise visit from Joanna Lumley!

Canterbury is a vibrant City that offers a variety of locations ranging from the modern day city, parks and open spaces, shopping areas to neighbouring quaint, traditional towns. Previous productions that have shot in Canterbury include Bargain Hunt (2012), Songs of Praise (2011) and A Canterbury Tale (1944).

The Kent episode of Love Your Garden will air on Tuesday 12th July 2016 on ITV at 20:00.

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about Canterbury: http://www.canterbury.co.uk/canterbury-district/Canterbury.aspx

For more information on the programme: https://loveyourgarden2.wordpress.com/

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/


Love Your Garden (2013)

 

L-R Andy Webb, Alan Titchmarsh and Lou Webb with the two children

L-R Andy Webb, Alan Titchmarsh and Lou Webb with the two children © Spungold and ITV

Production Company: Spun Gold Productions

Kent Locations Used:  Tonbridge

Love Your Garden is the hit ITV show where Alan Titchmarsh and his team of experts transform gardens from unloved and unused spaces to gorgeous yet practical environments for all the family to enjoy. 

The garden before the make over © Spungold and ITV

The garden before the make over

Now in its third series, the Love Your Garden team visited Lou and Andy Webb in July 2013 at their home in Tonbridge which presented them with their biggest challenge to date – the smallest garden to ever be transformed for a family coping with two children with a very rare condition that restricts their eyesight.

Busy parents Lou and Andy had been unable to improve the garden which had uneven surfaces and a broken greenhouse, so their friends nominated them to receive a garden makeover. While the family went away on holiday,  Alan and his team transformed the space into an area that both the adults and children can enjoy.

Tonbridge is a West Kent market town with a rich cultural heritage and spectacular scenery. The area is surrounded beautiful countryside and boasts castles, stately homes, gardens, farms, as well as sports and leisure facilities. The Tonbridge area has been used by previous productions including Piers Morgan’s Life Stories – Dame Kelly Holmes (2012), BBC drama Missing(2010) and Countryfile (2009).

Don’t miss the Tonbridge episode of Love Your Garden which will be shown on Tuesday August 6th 2013 at 20:00 on ITV1.

Links

For more information about filming in Kent contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on the show: https://loveyourgarden2.wordpress.com/

For more information about Tonbridge: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/tonbridge/6327 

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/