A new location, a new series, the Gardeners' World team is back to tackle a whole range of horticultural challenges, from basic techniques and timely tasks, to design solutions and thrifty tips to help us all garden on a budget. Follow the transformation of a muddy, grassy playing field into the nation’s new back garden, and get weekly tips on what to do in your garden from Toby, Carol, Joe and Alys.
Where is the series filmed?
This year the show moves to a new garden called Greenacre, which is located in central Birmingham. This garden is being created completely from scratch, but there will also be segments filmed at Carol's garden at Glebe Cottage, while Joe will be working on the redesign of an established garden and Alys will be following urban community projects in Birmingham.
How long will the series run for?
The weekly series starts on 3 April and continues until the end of October, with a few breaks in the schedule due to sporting and other events. There will be 13 one-hour programmes in the first part of the series, followed by 10 30-minute programmes from the end of August. The final show is scheduled to broadcast on 23 October.
How do you choose the gardens and nurseries that you visit?
The programme is as much about the people who garden as the gardens and plants. The production team spends a good deal of time on the road searching out the best possible expertise and knowledge and is always on the lookout for beautiful new gardens to film. In the 2009 series, the programme will feature viewers’ gardens and passions more than ever before with a regular feature called 'Me & My Garden'. If you'd like to nominate a garden to be filmed, contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the theme music of the programme?
The theme tune is a new arrangement of Morning Light by composer Will Gregory and recorded by BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Charles Hazlewood. Unfortunately neither the CD nor the sheet music is available to buy.
Is there a magazine to accompany the series?
Yes, BBC Gardeners' World Magazine is published monthly and features items from the programme as well as plenty of other gardening advice. It's available from high street retailers.
Is there a book to accompany the series?
There's no book available yet to follow the development of the new garden at Greenacre. However all the presenters have written books of their own, which are available from high street and online retailers.