A gardening revival for all ages

A new BBC series could see thousands of people who have lost their passion for gardening take an interest once again. ‘Great British Garden Revival’ is a 10-part series which will offer ideas and tips to people who want to learn more about gardening, and will be presented by expert gardeners (and familiar faces) Charlie Dimmock and Monty Don.

Inspirational viewing

It’s thought that this could lead to a revival of the nation’s passion for gardening – just as the TV show ‘Great British Bakeoff’ did for the UK’s baking industry, which is now worth a cool £3.4 billion. The show will focus on traditional horticulture, looking at everything from roof gardens and house plants to cottage gardens, kitchen gardens and ornamental bedding, so there will be something to inspire and motivate everyone.

Health benefits

The show’s main aim is to reverse the growing trend for decking and paving and get Britain gardening. With the recent news that gardening offers numerous health benefits for the over 60s, including cutting your chance of heart attack, it seems that this show will hit the nation’s screens at just the right time.

The series begins on Monday December 9th on BBC Two.