The working title for the new program is 'I own Britain's Best Home & Garden' - presumably suggestions for an improvement on that are welcome. The format is the usual one, twelve different gardens and attached house will be viewed with a winner picked each programme and then an overall series winner. The series is being produced in consultation with the National Gardens Scheme and the presence of three judges providing gardening expertise and comment will (hopefully) lend the whole affair some dignity and gravitas. They are going to be Anne Wareham, the fabulously named Laetitia Maklouf and another person who will give Llewellyn-Bowen a run for his money on the 'divine' front.
The article goes on to say
"The judges will each be assessing the gardens they visit according to their own personal bugbears - whether that's the declining standards in basic gardening knowledge, the lack of boldness in British garden design, the failure of gardeners to create spaces that reflect their personalities or the needs of families."Anyone hoping to impress at least one of the judges could do worse than to buy or make a 'wildlife stack' to house their stag beetle collection.