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Alan Titchmarsh pledges support to the gardening industry

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Gardening's (arguably) most famous advocate, Alan Titchmarsh, has pledged his support to the industry after winning a prestigious award.

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Gardening's (arguably) most famous advocate, Alan Titchmarsh, has pledged his support to the industry after winning a prestigious award. The 63-year-old, who is famed for his work with garden spaces, said at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) 'Garden Futures' conference that he would always be on hand if the industry needed him. According to hortweed.com, Mr Titchmarsh told guests: "If the land was a patchwork quilt and everybody looked after their square they would all join up. We should encourage them to do that and give them the wherewithal and equipment." The gardener also said that although 2012 had been a 'challenging' year for the industry, he was hopeful that 2013 would be better. He also called for more collaborations, saying the 'days are gone' when gardeners worked in isolation. Titchmarsh made the comments after he was presented with the HTA Pearson Memorial Medal by HTA president, Caroline Owen. The medal rewards outstanding contributions to the gardening industry, according to diyweek.net. Mr Titchmarsh established himself as a media personality by appearing on various gardening programmes and writing for many publications, having formerly worked as a professional gardener. He currently hosts the ITV show 'Love Your Garden' and will release a new book on October 25th entitled 'My Secret Garden'.

Author:

Samantha Bartlett

11th October 2012