Great British Garden Revival

Great British Garden Revival is a British documentary television series that was first broadcast on BBC Two on 9 December 2013.[1] The series was presented by Monty Don, Carol Klein, Joe Swift, Rachel De Thame, James Wong, Tom Hart Dyke, Chris Beardshaw, Alys Fowler, Charlie Dimmock, Diarmuid Gavin, Christine Walkden, Toby Buckland, Sarah Raven and Matt James.[2] Each episode shows two presenters focusing on an endangered part of gardens.[3][4]

Great British Garden Revival
Also known asFactual
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Bridget Boseley
Production company(s)Outline Productions
Original network
Original release9 December 2013 (2013-12-09) 
21 January 2015 (2015-01-21)
External links
Production website

A second series aired on 6–21 January 2015


Great British Garden Revival was commissioned by Lindsay Bradbury of BBC Daytime and executive produced by Bridget Boseley.[5] The series consists of ten episodes and was made by Outline Productions for BBC Two.[6] The series was developed by Ross McCarthy, Outline Productions' head of development and Helen Veale, creative director.[6] Great British Garden Revival was distributed by Hat Trick International at Mipcom.[6]

Episode list (Series 1)

# Title Presented by Original air date UK viewers
1"Wild Flowers and Front Gardens"Monty Don and Joe Swift9 December 2013 (2013-12-09)1.55
2"Topiary and Roof Gardens"Rachel De Thame and James Wong12 December 2013 (2013-12-12)1.49
3"Cottage Gardens and House Plants"Carol Klein and Tom Hart Dyke13 December 2013 (2013-12-13)N/A
4"Cut Flowers and Trees"Rachel De Thame and Joe Swift6 January 2014 (2014-01-06)N/A
5"Rock Gardens and Herb Gardens"Carol Klein and Toby Buckland7 January 2014 (2014-01-07)1.63
6"Glasshouses and Shrubs"Diarmuid Gavin and Matt James8 January 2014 (2014-01-08)N/A
7"Ponds and Stumperies"Charlie Dimmock and Chris Beardshaw9 January 2014 (2014-01-09)1.66
8"Lawns and Tropical Gardens"Sarah Raven and James Wong10 January 2014 (2014-01-10)N/A
9"Ornamental Bedding and Fruit Trees"Christine Walkden and Toby Buckland13 January 2014 (2014-01-13)1.46
10"Herbaceous Borders and Kitchen Gardens"Chris Beardshaw and Alys Fowler14 January 2014 (2014-01-14)1.83


  1. "BBC hoping its new show will be a blooming success". The Guardian. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  2. Cumming, Ed (12 November 2013). "Time for a Great British Garden Revival". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  3. Appleby, Matthew (24 October 2013). "TV series targetting 'endangered' aspects of gardening starts this December". Horticulture Week. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  4. Philipson, Alice (5 November 2013). "Forget paving and patios: new BBC show aims to revive interest in traditional kitchen garden". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  5. "BBC Two unveils a Great British Garden Revival". BBC. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  6. Pippa, Considine (26 September 2013). "Outline: 14 TV gardeners to inspire Garden Revival on BBC2". Televisual. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  7. "BARB Top 30s".

Radio Times, Great British Garden Revival

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