Village features in ITV1 series

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HURST Green is to feature in a prime time garden make-over show later this month.

The owner of Merriments Gardens said he was ‘delighted’ to be a part of filming for Alan Titchmarsh’s gardening show, Love Your Garden, which also features a local family.

In Love Your Garden, Alan surprises garden owners who have an inspiring story to tell and whose outdoor space is in desperate need of a transformation.

While the owner is whisked away, Alan designs the new-look garden – taking inspiration from the best gardens in the area and asking for help from local people and the owner’s friends in completing the project.

The first episode of the new series of Love Your Garden was filmed back in April.

The episode will be screened on ITV1 on Tuesday June 25 at 8pm and feature a man whose illness forced him to give up gardening.

Diagnosed two years ago with Motor Neurone Disease, Hurst Green man Malcolm is confined to a wheelchair and unable to be outside doing the gardening that he used to love.

Malcolm, along with his wife Trish and nine-year-old son George, recently moved into a specially adapted bungalow.

But the sloping garden makes it virtually impossible for Malcolm to get much beyond the end of the ramp which his friends and family bought and installed.

David Weeks, owner of Merriments said: “The garden at Merriments was chosen to feature in Love Your Garden because they wanted a peaceful, beautiful setting to conduct four family interviews.

“We were delighted to have been asked to help.”