First gardening programme aired on BBC

163495.jpg Television GARDENERS WORLD

The first gardening programme was aired on the BBC in 1936. Cecil Henry Middleton (Mr Middleton) presented In Your Garden from a purpose-built garden at Alexandra Palace. Although few people had television sets at the time, it started a long-lasting affinity with gardening programmes on the TV. After the war, programmes such as Gardening Club and In the Garden made new gardening stars, like Percy Thrower. Gardeners’ World started in the 60s and still airs today.

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