Alan Titchmarsh has been tackling some of the country’s toughest backyards for years, helping some extraordinary people achieve their dream of a perfect garden.
In that time, he has also encountered families who are in great need and for whom a new garden and home could be truly life changing. In this three part series, Alan challenges architects, builders and gardeners to bring the outside in and transform the living spaces of some very inspirational families.
In this second episode, the programme heads to Eltham in south London to meet the Seeserrun family. Manisha and Rajeev have a nine-year-old son Aryan, who has distonic quadriplegic cerebral palsy.
This life-limiting condition means that he requires full time care. The size of Aryan’s wheelchair and the amount of equipment he requires means that the family is practically imprisoned in their semidetached 1930s house. While Rajeev is at work, Manisha spends all day on the sofa with Aryan as she cannot fit his wheelchair into the tiny kitchen. Aryan loves being outdoors, but sadly the large sloping garden is completely off limits. Alan and his team get to work, with some breath-taking results.
Love Your Home and Garden Episode 2 (of 3) airs on Wednesday 6 September 2017 from 8.00pm-9.00pm on ITV