Alan Titchmarsh is an English gardener, presenter, poet, and novelist. After working as a professional gardener and a gardening journalist, he established himself as a media personality through appearances on gardening programmes. He has developed a diverse writing and broadcasting career.
Titchmarsh’s first few television appearances were on the long-running BBC television show Nationwide as a horticulture expert. This led to his being invited to present coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show for BBC television in 1983. Titchmarsh hosted this every year until 2013. In 2014, he was replaced by Sophie Raworth. He also appeared on other BBC shows, such as Breakfast Time and Open Air as either a guest presenter or as a gardening expert, providing commentary and answering viewers’ questions.
In 1991, Titchmarsh was brought in to host the long-running Pebble Mill at One BBC television talk show, which he did until its cancellation in 1996. In 1991, he presented a 6-part series in which he followed in the footsteps of the pilgrims, travelling around Britain and Ireland in the process.
In January 2015 Titchmarsh presented Britain’s Best Back Gardens. In February 2016, Titchmarsh began presenting the daytime game show Masterpiece for ITV. In February 2017, the Channel Five programme Secrets of the National Trust started airing with Alan Titchmarsh as the main presenter alongside other well known celebrities.
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