Alan Titchmarsh MBE DL

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Arguably one of the country’s best-known presenters, Alan’s profile has taken him from Pebble Mill at One via Gardeners’ World to his own chat show. He maintains his gardening passion with programmes including Love Your Garden, and Britain's Best Gardens, and his long-running coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show.


Britain’s best loved gardener, Alan Titchmarsh started growing things at the age of ten in his parents’ back garden on the edge of Ilkley Moor. At fifteen, he became an apprentice in the local nursery before training at agricultural college and the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.

He left his supervisor’s job at Kew and moved into publishing and journalism, first as an assistant gardening books editor, then as deputy editor of Amateur Gardening magazine before becoming a broadcaster and writer.

Alan’s journalism and books led to regular appearances on radio and television as a gardening expert before hosting the BBC’s coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show. After further presenting roles he fronted the television institution Gardeners’ World before being asked to front Ground Force, a make-over programme for gardens that became a phenomenon and one of BBC One’s biggest shows.

Away from the garden Alan has presented TV programmes on travel, royalty, and history, classical music shows on Radio 2 and Classic FM, and his own ITV chat show The Alan Titchmarsh Show. He also continues to host coverage of Chelsea as well as other gardening programmes including Love Your Garden, and Britain's Best Gardens.

As a writer, he has twice been named Gardening Writer Of The Year and still writes regularly for Gardener’s World Magazine, the Daily Mail and Radio Times. He is also a popular novelist and prolific author of gardening books with dozens of titles to his name.

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