Alan’s five gardening heroes

Find out who inspired Alan Titchmarsh to become a gardener, writer and TV presenter, in our video.

Ever wondered what, or who, inspired Alan Titchmarsh to become a gardener, a best-selling writer, editor and TV presenter? In this subscriber-only video, Alan reveals his five gardening heroes. He picks out a controversial figure from history, who is loved and loathed in equal measure. Many regard this person as a vandal, but Alan explains why he reveres the man and his work.

You’ll also discover the person who first got Alan interested in gardening, as well as somebody he idolised as a child. Alan also reveals the two horticulturists he admires the most.

Ever wondered what, or who, inspired Alan Titchmarsh to become a gardener, a best-selling writer, editor and TV presenter? In this subscriber-only video, Alan reveals his five gardening heroes. He picks out a controversial figure from history, who is loved and loathed in equal measure. Many regard this person as a vandal, but Alan explains why he reveres the man and his work.

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You’ll also discover the person who first got Alan interested in gardening, as well as somebody he idolised as a child. Alan also reveals the two horticulturists he admires the most.

From early moments potting up plants, to sharing planting tips with a friend, find out how each of these gardeners has influenced Alan and helped him become who he is today.


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Ever wondered what, or who, inspired Alan Titchmarsh to become a gardener, a best-selling writer, editor and TV presenter? In this subscriber-only video, Alan reveals his five gardening heroes. He picks out a controversial figure from history, who is loved and loathed in equal measure. Many regard this person as a vandal, but Alan explains why he reveres the man and his work.

You’ll also discover the person who first got Alan interested in gardening, as well as somebody he idolised as a child. Alan also reveals the two horticulturists he admires the most.

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