BBC Gardeners' World moves location
By Matthew Appleby Friday, 27 February 2009
BBC Gardeners' World is moving to a new home in the heart of Birmingham that will have a stronger grow-your-own focus.
In the new series, starting on 3 April, new presenter Toby Buckland and his team will transform a muddy playing field into a garden that will include an urban meadow and vegetable garden.
A new city vegetable garden will give inspiration to people trying to grow their own in their gardens.
The garden location will also feature a row of front and back gardens, reflecting the small urban and suburban spaces of many of Gardeners' World's viewers.
The show has been filming at Berryfields, near Stratford-upon-Avon, for the past six years and a BBC representative said the move was part of a drive to "try something new".
Toby Buckland said: "It's really exciting to be moving to a new location. It's a little daunting to be creating a new garden from scratch but I can't wait to get stuck in."
Joe Swift, the team's garden designer, will show viewers how to re-design their gardens in a step-by-step manner, in a new feature called "Design Made Easy".
Carol Klein will be holding expert masterclasses in her garden in Devon on pruning, propagating and planting to show three novices how to become great gardeners.
Thrifty gardener Alys Fowler will be showing viewers what can be achieved in the garden on a shoestring.
The programme will also be joining forces with a BBC Learning campaign called Dig In, which aims to show viewers how to grow, cook and eat their own food.
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