Alan is one of Britain's most well-known and best-loved gardeners, having fronted the BBC's hugely successful Ground Force and Gardener's World. He has twice been named Gardening Writer of the Year and currently contributes to The Express and The Radio Times. How To Be A Gardener, the book which accompanied his BBC gardening series, topped the UK bestsellers list. His current television projects include Royal Gardeners and The Nature of Britain - both BBC as well as hosting some of last year's Proms (including the last night).
Alan is also a successful novelist: credits include Mr MacGregor, The Last Lighthouse Keeper, Animal Instinct, Only Dad and more recently Rosie as well as his memoirs Trowel & Error. He was honoured with an MBE in the 1999 New Year's Honours List.
The Alan Titchmarsh Show has been broadcast on ITV1 since 2007 in addition to The Chelsea Flower Show for the BBC.