Love Your Garden

Love Your Garden

Series 7 - Episode 1

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Review

Alan Titchmarsh, that endlessly enthusiastic ray of sunshine, does a DIY: SOS on the garden of triple amputee Mark Ormrod. Mark, 36, a former Royal Marine, was catastrophically injured after stepping on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2007.

He has since raised huge amounts for forces charities with gruelling sponsored events, so Alan and the gang think it would be nice to make Mark a present of a super new garden, somewhere for him to rest and relax.

As they face the scrubby wasteland at the back of the house, with its awkward, uneven surfaces and neglected play area (Mark and his wife have three young children), Titch decides that it must be packed with palms to give it a “Treasure Island feel”.

It's a genial little adventure and no one, thankfully, piles on the peril with a pointless melodrama about time running out. It's just a lot of nice people doing something good for someone who deserves it.


Summary

Alan Titchmarsh and his team transform a garden in Plymouth into a show-stopping contemporary outdoor space for ex-Marine Mark Ormrod, who lost both his legs and an arm in Afghanistan, and his young family. The team show how lush tropical planting can work well in a low maintenance garden, and create a space for Mark and his family and friends to enjoy quality time together.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Alan Titchmarsh
Director Natalie Barb
Executive Producer Matt Young
Producer Natalie Barb
Series Producer Colin Lennox
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