Alan Titchmarsh celebrates 50 years in gardening with exclusive event for Gardeners’ World fans at Haddon Hall


Alan Titchmarsh Copyright © BBC Gardeners World Magazine

Alan Titchmarsh Copyright © BBC Gardeners World Magazine

On Friday, 29th August, legendary gardener Alan Titchmarsh is hosting an exclusive event with BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine at Haddon Hall in Derbyshire to celebrate his 50 years in gardening.

The gardens at this romantic Peak District medieval hall have been refreshed with new designs by Chelsea Gold-medal winning designer Arne Maynard and make the perfect setting for visitors to meet Alan and hear tales from his life with all day access to the hall and gardens.

The event, which is a first for Derbyshire, brings together the famous gardening presenter with a keen gardening audience.

From his earliest days growing up in Ilkley, Alan Titchmarsh has been a gardener to his fingertips, inspiring generations to garden through television, writing and charity work. As he marks 50 years in horticulture in 2014, fans are being given the chance to meet him at Haddon Hall, hear stories from his life and career and enjoy exclusive access to the inspiring Derbyshire venue in the company of the BBC Gardener’s World magazine team.

Lady Edward Manners, owner of Haddon Hall says: We are delighted that someone of the calibre of Alan Titchmarsh within the international gardening spectrum has chosen to come here to Haddon Hall in Derbyshire and enjoy our wonderful and historic gardens. We look forward to welcoming him, and guests, on the day.”

Alan Titchmarsh says: “This year is a rather special one for me as it is 50 years since I began gardening for a living. And, while my career might have diversified to some extent, I still regard myself as a man of the soil, a horticulturist, a gardener. As I see it, a garden lets us do our bit for the greater landscape. Fifty years of experience have not provided me with all the answers but I hope to encourage more people to take up the spade (or the trowel) by sharing the sheer pleasure I still get from growing. Horticulture matters, and as any visitor to Haddon Hall will experience, being among plants is the greatest privilege on earth.”

Tickets must be booked for this Haddon Hall event. For further details go to


Notes to editors

To Book the Haddon Hall event please call 01629 810912 or go to  Ticket price £75 per person

For full details on Haddon Hall, visit: 

For more information please contact Toby Hicks at Immediate Media on 020-7150-5016 or email

BBC Gardeners’ World magazine is the market-leading gardening title with a combined circulation figure of 237,650 monthly readers according to the last Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) figures.

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