Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Gardening Guru Alan Lets Us in on His Secret; GARDENING Alan Titchmarsh Shows off His Back Garden in a Book - but Will Never Let TV Cameras into His Private Outdoor Space Again, He Tells HANNAH STEPHENSON

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Gardening Guru Alan Lets Us in on His Secret; GARDENING Alan Titchmarsh Shows off His Back Garden in a Book - but Will Never Let TV Cameras into His Private Outdoor Space Again, He Tells HANNAH STEPHENSON

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Byline: HANNAH STEPHENSON

HIS old back garden at Barleywood was shared with millions of viewers every week when he was the frontman on BBC Gardeners' World, but it's taken 10 years for Alan Titchmarsh to finally reveal his current garden to fans.

After moving a stone's throw from Barleywood to his Hampshire home, a large Georgian farmhouse set in four acres, he finally feels ready to let the public see how he has transformed the garden, through the pages of his new book, My Secret Garden.

"It's difficult when you've done a garden like this to keep it to yourself," Titchmarsh reflects.

"I didn't want to open it up and have the pressure of folk coming in, but people kept saying, 'Do you bother with your garden now it's not on the telly?' Well, this is proof I do."

Years of hard labour have gone into achieving his private paradise, which features a mass of decorative borders, a wildflower meadow, a hornbeam avenue and a wildlife pond, and these days he just has two people to help him. …

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