Sky 1 signs on for Outline-made gardening format

UK pay-TV net Sky 1 has ordered a 6 x 60-minute competitive gardening format from Great British Garden Revival indie Outline Productions.
June 26, 2014

UK pay-TV net Sky 1 has ordered a 6 x 60-minute competitive gardening format from Great British Garden Revival indie Outline Productions.

The series – tentatively titled Welcome to My Garden - will take viewers to a different region of Britain each week and profile three gardening enthusiasts who take turns visiting and judging each other’s gardens. The gardeners will also share their tips on how viewers can improve their own plots.

The format was created by Outline’s head of development Shona Baldwin and is being series produced by Alan Boyle and exec produced by Laura Mansfield and Helen Veale. It was commissioned by Adam MacDonald and Siobhan Mulholland.

The format and finished programs will be distributed internationally by Hat Trick International.

Welcome to My Garden will give viewers a chance to peek over the hedge into some of Britain’s most amazing private gardens – from quirky, wild country estates to stunning contemporary urban spaces – and be inspired by what ordinary people have created,” said Laura Mansfield, MD of Outline Productions, in a statement.

Siobhan Mulholland, commissioning editor of factual and features at Sky, added: “Welcome to My Garden will be a fun, factual Sky 1 series with lots of warmth and insights into gardeners and their creations. It will tap into one of the British public’s biggest passions.”

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