Alan Titchmarsh advises Government hopefuls not to axe green spaces

Television gardener Alan Titchmarsh has warned the next Government not to cut spending on parks and gardens.

Alan Titchmarsh Image: Jon Enoch
Alan Titchmarsh Image: Jon Enoch

Speaking at the opening of the RHS Hyde Hall visitor centre, he said: "The outdoors is often the first thing to suffer from Government cuts. Health and law and order are rightly thought to be the most important things to society, but gardening has a role to play in both."

After his recent ITV chat show with David Cameron, Titchmarsh told HW that the Tory leader was "enlivened and ambitious" but said there was a "question whether he achieves those ambitions".


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