Gardening legend Alan Titchmarsh on the ethos behind his green-fingered talents

British gardener Alan Titchmarsh is something of a national treasure in the United Kingdom. He has his own statue at the famed Madame Tussauds waxworks museum in London, which, curators claim, needs to be cleaned twice-weekly because of the lipstick smudges that his amorous fans leave on his likeness. His career in horticulture spans more than half a century and he’s well known to British audiences for his broadcasting work, which includes pioneering TV gardening programmes such as Ground Force.

He’s also a writer of gardening books and novels, and recently visited Dubai for the first time to speak at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, where he met with Emirati garden designer Kamelia Zaal and the Balcony and Urban Gardening Group of the UAE, to learn more about growing…

Original published: 16 March 2017 3:57 pm Read the full Dubai News here


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