TV stills photography Manchester – the Great Garden Revolution

Nice to get out during lockdown and produce some TV stills photography for The Great Garden Revolution, Channel 4’S new gardening show. Got to visit locations across Manchester, Wakefield and Birmingham during April…and the show is quick to air at 8pm on Saturday 01 May after a speedy edit. Looks like Channel 4 is aiming at the ever-growing interest in gardening that has kept the UK busy during the Covid pandemic. Will this new-found love of all things horticultural continue as life slowly gets back to normal? I can see it getting another series at least. I love my gardening and have always enjoyed growing veg and, more recently, flowers too. So, if you’re looking for gardening tips…and I know that I spent more time giving them out than taking photographs over the last year…then take a look at their work here.

A garden tepee in Manchester.

The Great Garden Revolution – Channel 4’s foray into the gardening craze.

Promo photographer

Gardeners World

A garden in Birmingham

A small garden in Birmingham got a child-friendly makeover.

I didn’t get much time on the various sets, but it looks like the show is pitched as Gardeners World for the under 35’s.  The cast are a trio of easy-on-the-eye young experts:

Joel Bird
Design Expert 

A carpenter, gardener and builder from Liverpool, Joel won the first Shed of the Year competition on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.

Poppy Okotcha
Plant Expert

Poppy is all about connecting you to nature, through your garden, showing you how to make the most of what you have, and in the most sustainable way. Poppy lives in Devon where she is creating her own edible and medicinal garden.

Bruce Kenneth

Bruce is the show’s resident wood expert. A carpenter and furniture designer living in West Yorkshire, he’s also a regular upcycler on the BBC show Money for Nothing.

Experts will give viewers a variety of tips, builds and ideas that can be put into action straight away, and it will feature a celebrity guest each week who will show off their own garden and demonstrate their bespoke hacks.

Various gardens after renovation

©Jon Parker Lee Photography Ltd

©Jon Parker Lee Photography Ltd

©Jon Parker Lee Photography Ltd

Time slot

With many of us spending more time at home due to the pandemic, this show aims to transform our gardens into the perfect sanctuary, whatever the shape or size. The Great Garden Revolution airs on Saturday 1st May at 8pm on Channel 4. There are four, one hour long episodes of the series which will air on a Saturday evening each week. The new series, which is described as a ‘call to arms for people across the nation to get out into their gardens’, will showcase amazing outdoor spaces and is packed with experts, products, design and planting advice.


The show is sponsored by Ronseal. with the aim of helping the nation get a little green fingered. Each week, gardening experts Joel, Poppy and Bruce will take a garden from drab to fab, with the help of Ronseal’s no-nonsense products. Giving you the inspiration and the know-how, so that you can join the revolution from wherever you are, with whatever you have. Catch up on All 4, or take a look at the links below to dig a little deeper.


You can view the TV show’s trailer here 

overview of garden after TV makeover

The Great Garden Revolution is a new Channel 4 factual programme which shows viewers how to prepare their outdoor spaces for the warmer months.

And you can find out more about the show at Ronseal’s website

Ronseal wood treatment tin in a garden

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TV stills photography Manchester – the Great Garden Revolution Channel 4

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