New Chris Beardshaw TV series begins in Northern Ireland

TV gardener Chris Beardshaw returns to screens in Northern Ireland tonight (12/07) with a new series called Get Up And Grow.

Beardshaw teams up with property developer and landscape gardener Colin Donaldson for TV series Get Up And Grow - image: BBC
Beardshaw teams up with property developer and landscape gardener Colin Donaldson for TV series Get Up And Grow - image: BBC

The three part series sees Beardshaw team up with property developer and landscape gardener Colin Donaldson on a mission to transform six local gardens.

The pair will offer advice from boosting properties ‘kerb appeal’ to setting up gardens for grow-your-own.

Beardshaw said:  "Get Up and Grow isn’t just another ‘gardening’ series. Colin and I do more than just plant some shrubs or build a few fences.

"The series is about transforming outside spaces into what people really want – whether that’s somewhere to grow their own vegetables or maybe it’s creating a special place where they can get away from it all – it’s about making the most of what you’ve got and using it to maximise its potential.

"While making the series we visited some fantastic gardens in Northern Ireland – both large and small, in the countryside and in urban areas. The series is all about inspiring and enabling ‘would be gardeners’ to tame their plot; it’s a thoroughly modern look at the way we live and how growing a great garden can transform for the better the way we live. "

Donaldson added:  "Our aim during the series is to take people’s ideas and make them reality while ensuring people’s gardens fit and complement the environment they’re in. We’ve got some great gardens lined-up during the series and we really enjoyed the experience.

"The great thing was that our participants weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty, and, as Chris will tell you, I quite enjoyed the opportunity to get behind the wheel of heavy machinery whenever I could. I hope viewers get some inspiration during the series and realise that transforming your garden doesn’t always have to be a huge undertaking and that there are many things you can do to improve the space outside your house."

Get Up And Grow is a three part series transmitting weekly from Monday 12 July on BBC One NI at 7:30pm.

Viewers in the rest of the UK can watch at Sky Channel 973.


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