Outline Productions has won a commission from BBC Two for a series which brings together Britain’s biggest television gardening talent to inspire viewers to save the nation’s garden heritage, as more and more front and back gardens are paved over and easy to maintain gardens prevail.
In Great British Garden Revival, 14 of Britain’s top television gardeners – including Monty Don, Carol Klein, Joe Swift, Rachel de Thame, Chris Beardshaw, Alys Fowler and James Wong – have come together, determined to turn us into a green fingered nation once again.
The series is 10 episodes. In each episode, two presenters will focus on an endangered aspect of gardens about which they feel passionately and offer hands-on, practical advice to viewers on how they can restore and look after their gardens. The series will feature episodes on cottage gardens, orchards, cut flowers gardens, topiary, wildflowers, ponds and water features, shrubberies and kitchen gardens.
Lindsay Bradbury, commissioning editor, BBC Daytime said: “Gardening is one of Britain’s boom areas – and this format fuses together top tips, nostalgia and an unparalleled team of passionate presenters.”
The series was developed by Outline Productions’ head of development Ross McCarthy and creative director Helen Veale, who added: “This is our third big Revival brand, and we’re really pleased the BBC has shown such commitment to Outline following our success with both Britain’s Big Wildlife Revival and Great British Food Revival.”
Great British Garden Revival was commissioned by Lindsay Bradbury, commissioning editor, BBC Daytime. It is executive produced by Outline Productions director of programmes Bridget Boseley and series produced by Gary Broadhurst. The series will transmit in this winter.
Great British Garden Revival is being distributed internationally at MIPCOM by Hat Trick International.