Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh



Alan Titchmarsh (born 2 May 1949) is an English television presenter, author, gardener and broadcaster.

Born in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, Titchmarsh attended Riddlesden Primary School, then Keighley Grammar School, and then studied horticulture at Kingston College, Surrey.

Titchmarsh began his career as a horticulturist, working on the gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society and in 1973, he became a presenter on the BBC gardening programme Gardeners' World. In 1989, he began presenting a television chat show, which went on to become one of the most popular British chat shows of the 1990s.

In the early 2000s, he also began presenting a number of other television programmes including Ground Force, British Isles: A Natural History, Love Your Garden and Britain in Bloom.

Titchmarsh has written more than 50 books on gardening, and is also an ambassador for the Royal Horticultural Society and an advocate for gardening projects in schools.

In addition to his television and writing career, Titchmarsh has also worked as a radio presenter, having presented programmes on both BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4.

In 2010, he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his services to horticulture and to the broadcasting industry.

In 2016, he was awarded the National Lottery award for outstanding contribution to charity for his work with the Royal Horticultural Society.

Titchmarsh is currently a regular presenter on the BBC One daytime series Gardeners' World and continues to write books on gardening. He is also a columnist for the Daily Express.

Titchmarsh is married to Alison Titchmarsh and the couple have two grown up children.

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