Green–fingered TV star Alan Titchmarsh hosted an exclusive event with BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine at Haddon Hall to celebrate his 50 years in gardening.
Haddon’s gardens, near Bakewell, have been up-dated by Chelsea award winning designer Arne Maynard and made the perfect setting for visitors to meet Alan.
Alan said: “This year is a rather special one for me as it is 50 years since I began gardening for a living. Fifty years of experience have not provided me with all the answers but I hope to encourage more people to take up the spade by sharing the sheer pleasure I still get from growing. Horticulture matters, and as any visitor to Haddon Hall will experience, being among plants is the greatest privilege on earth.”