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Garden Rescue

Garden Rescue

BBC One 2016

Charlie Dimmock and award-winning garden designers the Rich brothers compete to design gardens for homeowners around the country.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Garden Rescue

#1 - Fareham

10.00

Season 2 - Episode 1

Charlie and the Rich brothers compete to design a £6,000 Italian garden for a couple in Fareham. The designers' creative skills are going to be tested to the limit if the uninspiring grass patch is to become a Mediterranean idyll.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Garden Rescue from 1 votes.

#2 - Wokingham

10.00

Season 2 - Episode 2

Charlie Dimmock and the Rich brothers compete to design a £3,000 Ibiza-themed party garden for a family in Wokingham. Will the designers come up with some cool ideas to transform this unloved plot into a laid-back Balearic chillout lounge?

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Garden Rescue from 1 votes.

#3 - West Sussex

10.00

Season 2 - Episode 11

Charlie Dimmock and the Rich brothers tackle a narrow garden in West Sussex. Owners David and Simon would like to modernise their space, but whose design will come out on top?

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Garden Rescue from 1 votes.

#4 - Daresbury

10.00

Season 4 - Episode 14

Charlie Dimmock and the Rich brothers, Harry and David, are in Daresbury, in Chester, answering a Garden Rescue emergency call from downsizers Karen and Alan. The couple have a small wedge-shaped garden with so little in it that the only thing to look at is the fences, and to make matters worse, those fences don’t even stop the garden from being completely overlooked by neighbours. The couple work from home and so they spend a lot of time looking at or living in the garden, so it's not surprising that they want to bring their space to life and create some much needed privacy, too. But they have a particular request: they don’t like straight lines and want a wandering journey through the garden. With a budget of only £2,500, this garden rescue job will be difficult for the designers, but they can spot a sadly under-utilised green space a mile off, so head up to Daresbury to pitch their rival garden visions to the couple. Who will win the right to transform Karen and Alan’s blank oddly shaped plot into their tranquil, private oasis of a garden?

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Garden Rescue from 1 votes.

#5 - Redditch

9.50

Season 3 - Episode 1

Charlie Dimmock and the Rich Brothers make gardens beautiful all across Britain. Kicking things off is Holly, a mum of two in Redditch who has let her garden turn into a jungle. Can the intrepid threesome come up with a plan to give this family a safe and fun place to play?

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Garden Rescue from 2 votes.

#6 - Southampton

9.50

Season 4 - Episode 1

In Southampton, Morgan has £5,000 for a party garden. The space must have privacy, a water feature and, as a proud Welshman, the feeling of his homeland.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Garden Rescue from 2 votes.

#7 - Nottinghamshire

9.00

Season 2 - Episode 5

Charlie Dimmock and the Rich brothers compete to design a £3,000 beach-themed garden for a family of three generations. But which designer's ideas for this run-down plot will fall on stony ground, and whose will win a tide of approval?

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Garden Rescue from 1 votes.

#8 - Cardiff

9.00

Season 3 - Episode 4

Charlie Dimmock and the Rich brothers visit Cardiff to meet Nadine and Steve. With two little ones and a home renovation going on, the couple have paid little attention to their spacious garden. Can Charlie and the boys come up with design ideas that blend entertaining spaces and room for growing children?

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Garden Rescue from 1 votes.

#9 - Rotherham

9.00

Season 4 - Episode 17

In this episode, Charlie Dimmock and the Rich brothers, Harry and David, are in Rotherham to create a colourful, social space for Sue and Robert Jenkins. With their son now 16, this couple want a grown-up garden at last! But Sue suffers from Crohn’s disease, so the garden needs to be somewhere that she can relax and recuperate when fatigued. At the moment it is a boring, sloping lawn with few redeeming qualities and nothing to attract you outside. Also, they really want an additional area in the sun at the bottom of the garden, as the current patio area near the house is always in the shade. Finally, the couple are not expert gardeners but love pottering around in the summer and spring, so a garden design with summer flowers may be the answer, especially if it includes Sue’s much-loved lavender and lemon balm. So, Sue and Robert have a lot on their wish list, but luckily they have a budget to match – with £6,500 set aside for their dream garden. Can Charlie, Harry and David come up with a pair of designs that cater for all of Sue and Robert’s garden wishes? As ever, the designers have to pitch against each other for the right to make over the garden. The brothers want to create a garden full of simple planting set against a contemporary wooden deck edged with weathered steel. Charlie, on the other hand, wants to create a dramatic garden, complete with abundant plants, large entertainment space and a subtle water feature, that runs from the original upper patio to a lower new patio. So, whose design will Sue and Robert pick and, with the clock running, can the team make the couple’s wish for a new, adult garden come true?

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Garden Rescue from 1 votes.

#10 - Northampton

9.00

Season 4 - Episode 33

Charlie Dimmock and Harry and David Rich are in Northampton, answering another Garden Rescue SOS call. This time, it’s to create a garden that allows two children with limited mobility access to the outdoors. Although Jamie, aged eight, is in a wheelchair and Phoebe, aged four, has to use a walker, their parents Andy and Louise are determined that their children should be able to be independently active in their garden - especially, as both Jamie and Phoebe love sports like basketball and archery. But the garden has lumpy grass that the kids' mobility aids don’t work on and a tiny patio that is too small for the children to navigate, let alone put decent garden furniture on. It's the team’s job to create a working solution to this family's needs, and to make their task harder little Phoebe has a very specific demand - the finished garden must include unicorns!

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Garden Rescue from 1 votes.

#11 - Bicester
9.00
Season 4 - Episode 35

Charlie Dimmock and the Rich brothers, Harry and David, are in Bicester, Oxfordshire, answering a Garden Rescue emergency from parents Sarah and Adam. Like all overstretched mums, Sarah is after a space where she can relax and unwind after a day spent juggling two young children, but she’s also aware that the garden needs to work as a play space for the kids too. Having a budget of only £2,500 makes the job even more difficult for the designers. Not for the first time, they take very different approaches. Charlie’s garden is fully fitted out with distracting entertainment for the children, from tunnels to run through to sand pits and mud gardens, while Harry and David have given over more of the garden to Mum and Dad, with a calm relaxing oasis full of grasses and benches. Who will win the right to transform Sarah and Andy’s blank square plot into their dream garden?

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Garden Rescue from 1 votes.

#12 - Goring-by-Sea
9.00
Season 4 - Episode 39

Alison and Janice moved to Goring-by-Sea after falling in love with the beautiful scenery there while on a weekend visit. It is the perfect antidote to their stressful jobs as a systems analyst and paramedic. However, their garden sadly doesn’t reflect this beautiful setting. With a budget of two and a half thousand pounds, left to Alison in an inheritance from her father, the couple want to create a beautiful, social garden where they can, at last, return the many BBQ invitations they have received from friends over the years. The couple have a very specific theme in mind to turn this blank space, ‘new build’ garden into a relaxing, Australian-inspired ‘bolt hole’. Alison and Janice love the land down under, and have visited many times. Can the designers, Charlie Dimmock and the Rich brothers, come good with a design that will satisfy the couple’s desire for an antipodean outdoor space? Both offer the couple the cracked earth, beach look of Oz, complete with water feature and evening chill out space built around a fire bowl, along with dramatic southern hemisphere plants, like the couple’s much loved palm trees. With two twists on the same theme, will it be Charlie Dimmock or Harry and David Rich who get the nod from Janice and Alison when they go head to head in the pitch to win the right to make over the garden? And, with the clock ticking on the makeover, can the winning designer get the garden done in time? And will Alison and Janice love it?

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Garden Rescue from 1 votes.

#13 - Cheshunt
9.00
Season 4 - Episode 40

Charlie Dimmock and Harry and David Rich are in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, answering another request. This time, it is to create a garden that fuses Japan and Yorkshire. James is proudly born and bred in Yorkshire and wants to see hints of it in his new Home Counties house, while his Japanese wife Akika, who he met when travelling, naturally wants to feel a link to her upbringing and homeland, to make her feel closer to her past. It is the team’s job to re-create this international mix in garden form. And, to make their task harder, the couple only have a budget of £2,000 – given to them by James’ parents. The good news though is that at least the money won’t have to be stretched over a big space, as this really is a little garden. But that does mean Charlie and the brothers have to make sure they don’t deliver something that still feels small and pokey. Altogether, it is a difficult balancing act for Charlie Dimmock and the Rich brothers to pull off. But they can spot an exciting challenge a mile off, so head up to Cheshunt to pitch their rival solutions for the couple. And, not for the first time, they take very different approaches. Charlie’s garden is all about a wandering lawn that leads to a welcoming pergola, while the Rich brothers have given over the garden to gravel paths and stones – representing the dry stone walls of Yorkshire and the carefully placed stones of Japanese Zen gardens. So who will win the right to transform James and Akika’s soulless square plot into their dream fusion of Japan meets Yorkshire? One thing is for sure - whoever wins, there will be white roses, bamboo and a lesson in do it yourself bonsai tree making.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Garden Rescue from 1 votes.

#14 - Horsham
8.50
Season 4 - Episode 20

The Rich brothers and Arit Anderson are on a mission to create a family garden in Horsham, Sussex, for James, Charlotte and their young daughter, Esmé. They need to come up with ways for Esmé to learn about nature and wildlife while her parents get a seating area to host summer BBQs. Will the couple plump for the Harry and David's plan for a large patio, a small allotment and a multi-functional deck, or will they prefer Arit’s design, including a raised water feature flanked with stepping stones and a ‘wild kitchen’ for Esmé?

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Garden Rescue from 2 votes.

#15 - Stoke-on-Trent
8.00
Season 1 - Episode 7

Charlie Dimmock and the Rich Brothers are in Stoke-on-Trent to help a young couple who have run out of ideas when it comes to their garden, having sorted their new-build home.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Garden Rescue from 1 votes.

#16 - Cambridgeshire
8.00
Season 1 - Episode 19

Charlie Dimmock and the Rich brothers are competing to design a party garden for a couple and their two teenage children in Cambridgeshire. With a high-spec, stylish home, the family now want a garden to match and have £2,500 to spend. The designers find themselves with a challenge on their hands though as the garden is dominated by an ugly warehouse just behind it so they come up with some ingenious ideas to divert the views in another direction.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Garden Rescue from 1 votes.

#17 - Blackburn
8.00
Season 1 - Episode 20

Charlie Dimmock and the Rich brothers compete to design a zen space for a young couple longing for a Japanese garden. With a £7,000 budget, our designers bring east Asian style to Blackburn, turning the couple's mismatched garden into an area of tranquillity and serenity. There's a teahouse, enormous rocks and a pond. It's a big build and not one for the faint hearted.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Garden Rescue from 1 votes.

#18 - Shoreham by Sea Swiss Garden
8.00
Season 4 - Episode 3

The design team are in Shoreham by Sea, helping John and David. They have a budget of £4,500 to turn their tired garden into the perfect place to host their wedding reception.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Garden Rescue from 3 votes.

#19 - Southsea
8.00
Season 4 - Episode 6

Tracey and her family have moved into the home she grew up in, and her mum Christine now lives in a newly built granny flat. But the building work has trashed the lovely garden.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Garden Rescue from 1 votes.

#20 - Appleton
8.00
Season 4 - Episode 10

Charlie Dimmock and the Rich brothers, Harry and David, answer a Garden Rescue SOS from their youngest ever applicant, Oliver – who’s not yet ten. Bike-mad Oliver wants something that no-one else has ever asked the designers for: a BMX track in his back garden! His parents, Sally and Ian, from Appleton in Warrington, agreed to write in to the show on the condition that there was something in the garden for them too. Top of their wishlist is a new entertainment space at the back of the garden, because the current patio is in the shade most of the day while the back of the garden gets all the sun. The design team travel up to Warrington to meet their young client and find out if his dream of a BMX track can be integrated with a more adult space, fit for inviting friends round for a BBQ. It’s a tough challenge, but one that Harry, David and Charlie can’t wait to get their creative hands on.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Garden Rescue from 1 votes.

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