There's no doubt that television provides gardeners with inspiration, sound advice and good ideas, that's why we're all looking forward to new programmes and the return of old favourites in 2021. However, during the current government restrictions don't be surprised to see repeats filling gaps in a depleted schedule and other programmes adopting a different format.
As the year progresses, this blog will be regularly updated with dates and times for your TV gardening programmes plus any information we have on features and personalities.
Except for three 'specials' Monty Don, his two dogs and familiar experts such as Adam Frost, Joe Swift and Carol Klein have disappeared for another winter but will be back again next spring for the 55th series.
A-Z Of TV Gardening
You have to be up early to catch Carol Kirkwood as she
trawls alphabetically through the gardening TV archives. Be prepared
to be inspired by popular presenters from over the years as she
features a different letter in each programme on BBC2 every Sunday morning.
Britain In Bloom
In another Sunday morning BBC2 offering, Chris Bavin interviews
local enthusiasts have been regularly winning Britain in Bloom
gold medals. They show him the new ideas they have to come up
with each year, impressive projects that involve the whole community
giving a hand.
Love Your Garden
ITV on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings, Alan Titchmarsh and his team transform the gardens of people with a deserving back story, just as he did with the late lamented Ground Force.
Working on a restricted budget, gardening's one-time pin-up girl Charlie Dimmock and the gold medal winning Rich brothers compete for the householder's thumbs-up before going ahead with one of two designs that are presented. Shown at various times and days on BBC1 and 2 and regularly repeated.
The BBC has a contract with the RHS to cover all their shows until 2021. Unfortunately, the Malvern Spring Festival had to be cancelled but the Hampton Court Garden Festival went ahead on 5-11 July and after last year's online event, the Chelsea Flower Show returned in a new format much later in the year than usual between 21-26 September.