Channel 4 has commissioned Rumpus Media to make ad funded series Ronseal Presents…The Great Garden Revolution, a 4×60’ series designed to show viewers how to prepare our outdoor spaces for the warmer months ahead.

Filmed with a fast turnaround to showcase the areas of gardens that viewers work on in the week of broadcast, The Great Garden Revolution aims to inspire makeovers for gardens of any size or shape, and all tailored to the season.

Each episode comes from a different domestic garden around the UK where a team of experts – designer Joel Bird, ecological gardener Poppy Okotcha and craftsman Bruce Kenneth – will harness their expertise to transform that week’s garden.

Along the way they’ll give viewers a variety of tips, builds and ideas they can put into action straight away, with the team also encouraging viewers to send pictures and videos of their efforts into the show, to be featured in the following week’s episode.

The Great Garden Revolution also features a celebrity guest each week who will show off their own garden and demonstrate their bespoke hacks.

Clemency Green, commissioning editor for Channel 4, said: “We’re so excited to unleash our energetic, creative, thoughtful new gardening team Poppy, Joel and Bruce onto the gardens of Britain. They will help everyone, from owners of tiny terraces to families with huge fields, to get their gardens shipshape for the summer and inspire our audience to do the same.”

Fintan Maguire, co-executive producer and Director of Factual at Rumpus Media, said: “After a year of locking down and staying home we are all more appreciative than ever of our outdoor spaces. So, it’s a great time for a gardening revolution and a new series that is full of practical content that we can all do. With a makeover at the heart of each show, our exciting expert line-up will be inspiring us with creative and sustainable ideas for both the beginner and the more experienced gardener.”

Jane Ryder, European Marketing Director at Sherwin Williams, Ronseal said: “Ronseal is always looking for ways to help people get their DIY jobs done easily in a simple, no-fuss fashion. That is why our products do exactly what they say on the tin.  We jumped at the chance of working with Channel 4 and Rumpus on this new series as it is another way to help the nation’s gardeners by providing tips and advice within an inspiring programme format.

The Great Garden Revolution is a 4 x 60’ primetime series for Channel 4. It was commissioned by Clemency Green, commissioning editor Daytime and Features, and Tim Hancock, commissioning editor Factual Entertainment, in partnership with Ronseal. It will be made by Rumpus Media and executive produced by Fintan Maguire and Emily Hudd.


Jon Creamer

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