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Alan Titchmarsh
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Born in Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Born on 2nd of May 1949

Born 1949 - Broadcaster, gardener and novelist.

Began work as an apprentice gardener at Ikley Council. Went to study a Diploma in Horticulture at Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Worked as a supervisor before leaving to begin a career in journalism. Made a few television appearances as a horticulturist in the programme Nationwide. Became well known as the host of the long-running show Gardenerís World. Has also presented Ground Force, Songs of Praise and British Isles: A Natural History. Has written a number of gardening books, novels and a biography.

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