The much-loved gardener and presenter Alan Titchmarsh will be back with a brand new ITV Sunday morning slot this autumn. The new show is called Love Your Weekend and is part of a whole package of new shows starting this September, including a food programme with Ainsley Harriott.
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Alan's show is conceived as more than a gardening programme; instead, Love Your Weekend will be all about celebrating everything that makes the British countryside great – nature, but also craftsmen and artists, and, of course, gardeners. He will also be speaking to sustainability experts who will share tips on making the most gardens of all sizes.
Alan Titchmarsh says, 'I'm delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate the British countryside and the people who look after it. It is all too easy to forget the contribution to our daily lives that those who are skilled at country crafts, looking after our landscape, our wildlife and our farm animals contribute to our daily life. Love Your Weekend is an entertaining celebration of rural life and country matters and I'm chuffed to bits to be presenting it.'
Katie Rawcliffe, ITV Head of Entertainment, also commented: 'I’m delighted to announce these new commissions for weekends this autumn. There is hopefully something for everyone with great presenters and strong content and the new shows will reflect the modern times we are living in with warmth and a weekend feel.'
Excited? So are we – and the first episode of the show is only a few weeks away. In the meantime, why not explore some of Alan's gardening books? Alan is the author of many practical guides to everything from small gardens to growing roses. His latest programme, Grow Your Own At Home, guides gardeners through successfully starting a vegetable patch.
Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Small Gardens | £9.99 at Waterstones
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Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Garden Design | £9.99 at Waterstones
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