In this episode of Love Your Garden, Alan Titchmarsh and the team head to Chandlers Ford near Eastleigh in Hampshire to turn a neglected suburban back garden into a woodland-style retreat complete with a rustic sunken outdoor living room.
The garden is for the Richardson family who are facing a very difficult future, because father-oftwo Jason has been taken off the heart and kidney transplant list after several challenging years. He survives only by the means of a portable but heavy external machine which keeps his heart working and three weekly sessions of kidney dialysis.
This means the whole family are now very much tied to their home and desperately need an outdoor space on their doorstep that can become an escape. Friends and family contacted the show and asked for Alan to step in. Despite the team battling some of the worst rain they have ever experienced on the programme, the transformation is a triumph. Alan, Katie, Frances and David pack the garden full of inspiring ideas and share all the usual tips and tricks to help make everyone’s garden a little more lovely.
Love Your Garden Episode 3 airs Wednesday 12 July 2017 at 8.00pm on ITV